History

Our history of working in the area can be traced back some 40 years.

  • 1975

    Ulla Bartels in Carramar began working as a volunteer home tutor in conversational English for the many Indo-Chinese refugees settling in Fairfield.

  • 1978

    Opening of the Carramar Community Center

    1978

  • 1980

    Funding by Fairfield Council and NSW Government of two-year part time community worker role (to full time in 1990).

  • 1984

    Community Centre office at Carramar Public School in a demountable supplied by Fairfield City Council.

    1984

  • 1990

    Carramar Child Care Centre opened.

  • 1993

    Carramar Community Centre becomes Fairfield East Community Organisation (FECO) INC.

    1993

  • 1994

    Work now incorporates the Carramar Child Care Centre, a Before and After School Centre, a community development program and work with adults with an intellectual disability.

  • 1999

    FECO was allocated two units in the Kamira Court complex in Villawood by the NSW Housing Authority.

    1999

  • 2003

    Change of name to Woodville Community Services and move of Head Office to its current location in Kamira Court.

  • 2013

    Opening of a new purpose built facility for the disability services and Corporate Services team.

    2013

  • 2015

    Change of name of Woodville Alliance.