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Doubleview House History

Doubleview House is located on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

We acknowledge them as the traditional custodians of the land, and pay respect to their elders, past and present.

In this place where we have been gathering since 1988, to learn and connect with each other, we acknowledge and celebrate their knowledge, capacity, resilience and enduring connection to Country. 

Our history

Doubleview House, previously known as West Stirling Neighbourhood House, was established in 1988 by a group of local women with a common vision to "create an environment in which personal and community empowerment can take place through participation, involvement and education". Initially, it was set up in an old house adjacent to the Scarborough Civic Centre located in Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough. 

When the old house was scheduled for demolition, the organisation relocated to the Doubleview Child Health Centre at 228 Hancock Street, Doubleview. The centre was re-vamped and extended in 1992 with funds from the City of Stirling and Lotterywest. The Child Health Clinic was relocated in 1996, and West Stirling Neighbourhood House took up the new license for the Centre.

Further renovations were undertaken in 2010 with the help of a Lottery West Grant. These included a new playground, play equipment and internal refurbishments. In 2019 the Centre underwent a rebranding, with the legal name for the Centre changing to Doubleview House on 28 August 2019, later becoming Doubleview House Inc. upon the issue of a new certificate of Incorporation.

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Our Charity Status

Doubleview House is currently registered under the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC).  

Doubleview House history
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