The Centre's History

River Street Children’s Centre has operating for over 30 years. It began operating at this location (12 River St) in 1980 in a small “cottage”, originally a NSW Maritime Services Board residence. The cottage, since then, has undergone extensive renovation and extension in response to the growth of Ballina and was officially opened, as it exists now, on 27 November 1993, by Ms June Wangman, who at the time, was the Head of Studies at the Institute of Early Childhood Macquarie University.