The Wandering Community Resource Centre has returned to its home of about 15 years. The CRC temporarily moved out of the Wandering Agricultural Hall in January so it could be upgraded. Wandering CRC co-ordinator Alana Rosenthal said she was happy to have returned to the historic hall, which was built in 1896. “It’s a really old building,” she said. “Works on the building are constant, but we love it.” At 127 years old, the building predates Australian Federation. “Being an older building, the ceiling started to come in, so we had to relocate quickly,” Ms Rosenthal said. “While we were out of the building new carpet was put in, everything’s been painted and there’s new shelving. Everything looks a bit nicer and a bit fresher.” While newly carpeted, a small section of the original floorboards has been left exposed near the entrance. The CRC was officially re-opened on April 9 after the upgrades by the Shire of Wandering were complete. Around 20 people attended the event and a planning session for the future of the CRC was held. The small Wheatbelt hub also serves as the town’s public library, exchanging books with the State Library of WA on a monthly basis. Coffee, craft and souvenirs are also on offer as the centre services not only local needs but the needs of those passing through.