AFTER almost one year, the last bricks have been laid on St Luke's Community Centre in Belmont.
It is an expansion of the existing Uniting Church complex and will provide a new space for community activities such as play group, youth group, prayer breakfasts and the Quirky Quilters group.
It will also be used for Project Blessing in December, where 40 Christmas hampers will be assembled for needy families from six local schools.
The centre has a fully equipped kitchen for catering, is fully air conditioned and has tables and chairs for 200 people.
It was officially opened with an afternoon tea and charity trivia night, which raised about $3000 for a portable stage.
Community convener Alison Gill said it was an overwhelming success.
"It was great to see so many businesses really wanting to support St Luke's and what we are aiming to do in our local community," she said.
The hall is available for hire, to book phone 4945 4655.