Nimbin Neighbourhood Centre celebrates 30 years

The management committee of the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre (rear l-r) Reg Saunders (deputy chairperson), Karin Ness, Jennifer Neilsen, Jennifer Daley (public officer), Natalie Meyer (team leader) and Lisa Lucken with (front l-r) Paul le Bars (chairperson), Joy Gilfedder (treasurer), Chibo Mertineit, Ian Gray (secretary) and Momo the Cat (Rat Project worker).

The Nimbin Neighourhood and Information Centre will celebrate its 30th anniversary and 21 years since its incorporation with food and festivities in Alsopp Park this Friday, April 18.

Celebrations will include the launch of the new booklet The History of NNIC from 1978 to 2008 and the official opening of the newly renovated premises, which include new office spaces and a community workshop/meeting area.

Two projects will also be introduced. The first is the Nimbin Integrated Service Delivery Project, which includes the establishment of a nurse practitioner position to provide community-based services to clients with a dual diagnosis (mental health issues as well as drug and/or alcohol issues).

The second project is the Brighter Futures Program, a voluntary project offering intensive support for an average period of two years to local families who are vulnerable or have young children.

The celebrations kick off at 11am in Alsopp Park, right next to the centre.

For more information phone 6689 1692.


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