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UPPER MURRAY REGIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE NETWORK

OUR  PURPOSE

Our Network exists to empower, support and enable our members to be outstanding and impactful community development leaders in their communities.

We do this in a range of ways, including direct operational and governance support, network-wide projects and advocacy.

HOW WE WORK WITH OUR MEMBERS

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SUPPORT

We work with managers and committees to provide governance and operational orientation, support and training.

ADVOCACY

We raise awareness of neighbourhood houses as key community assets.

PROJECTS

We seek opportunities for network-wide projects that increase the impact of our members.

Neighbourhood houses in Upper Murray provide outstanding community value.

The community value of the work of our neighbourhood houses in 2022 is over $18M. This equates to:

  • $3.26 for every $1 of income generated;

  • $12.19 for every $1 of Neighbourhood House Coordination Program funding; and

  • $485.68 for every hour the average neighbourhood house is in use

Hear from some of the many volunteers that support the community through their neighbourhood house.

LATEST NEWS

Facelift at Trudewind Rd Neighbourhood House

An exciting development for neighbourhood houses in Wodonga is the renovations at Trudewind Neighbourhood House.

Work began in February 2024 and concluded in April, with the neighbourhood house running activities from the Wodonga Tennis Centre during this period. 

"It feels like a different place!" said Trudewind manager Leisha Deery. "We're so pleased with the final result, and are very grateful to the Wodonga Council for undertaking these works."
New opportunities open up at Trudewind Rd Neighbourhood House through major renovations

An exciting development for neighbourhood houses in Wodonga is the renovations at Trudewind Neighbourhood House.

Work began in February 2024 and concluded in April, with the neighbourhood house running activities from the Wodonga Tennis Centre during this period. 

"It feels like a different place!" said Trudewind manager Leisha Deery. "We're so pleased with the final result, and are very grateful to the Wodonga Council for undertaking these works."

Wodonga Centres transition back to community

Felltimber and Baranduda Community Centres, both formerly operated by Wodonga Council, are transitioning back to being community run over the next few months. 

Bandiana Neighbourhood House and Birallee Park Neighbourhood House were both successful with their applications to take over the leases and funding agreements for Baranduda and Felltimber respectively. They will both continue operating from their existing locations at Bandiana Army Base and Emerald Avenue as well.
Exciting time ahead for neighbourhood houses in Wodonga

Felltimber and Baranduda Community Centres, both formerly operated by Wodonga Council, are transitioning back to being community run over the next few months. 

Bandiana Neighbourhood House and Birallee Park Neighbourhood House were both successful with their applications to take over the leases and funding agreements for Baranduda and Felltimber respectively. They will both continue operating from their existing locations at Bandiana Army Base and Emerald Avenue as well.

Skills for Life at Yarrawonga

The Skills for Life program was developed in response to an identified need for a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants, in a small group setting, face-to-face,  over a number of sessions.  

"Since the program started we have seen a significant growth in the participants' confidence, have seen them form new friendships, and have observed an improvement in their communication skills and abilities overall," said YMCLC CEO, Julie-Anne Clarke
Yarrawonga Mulwala Community & Learning Centre has developed a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants.

The Skills for Life program was developed in response to an identified need for a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants, in a small group setting, face-to-face, over a number of sessions.

"Since the program started we have seen a significant growth in the participants' confidence, have seen them form new friendships, and have observed an improvement in their communication skills and abilities overall," said YMCLC CEO, Julie-Anne Clarke

NETWORK  EVENTS

  • 01 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 12 Sept 2024, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Open Door Neighbourhood House, 61 Burke St, Wangaratta VIC 3677, Australia
    An opportunity to get together in person, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 24 Oct 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 05 Dec 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.

FIND YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE

GET IN TOUCH

628 Upper Ryans Creek Rd, Upper Ryans Creek VIC 3673, Australia

0488 572225

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