Welcome to the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre Website
Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc is a not-for-profit, incorporated community organisation formed in 1987 to provide a variety of community welfare services to people in the locality of Mullumbimby and surrounding districts.
These services include: Emergency Relief; Soup Kitchen; Drop-In Centre; Community Resources; Meeting Room; Information and Referral; Tax Help; Financial Counsellor; Women’s Resource Service; Domestic Violence Outreach Service; Brighter Futures Program; Shire Car Pool Project and Community Development.
Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc is an organisation governed by a volunteer Management Committee voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the Association Members. Members of the Management Committee oversee the operations and activities of the organisation to ensure it fulfils its aims and objectives and targets.
The Neighbourhood Centre has a small number of paid staff, assisted by a larger number of volunteers. Volunteers enhance the range of services available at the Centre. Volunteering provides an opportunity to contribute to the community and gain valuable skills and experience.
The Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc has financial assistance from Federal and State Government funding as well as supporters within the local business community. The Centre operates from premises at 55 Dalley Street Mullumbimby, a facility owned by the Byron Shire Council and leased to Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
- All Neighbourhood Centres share some common principles and philosophies about their purpose or role. These come under three broad categories:
- 1. affirmative action towards disadvantaged people and groups;
- 2. local participation and control; and
- 3. community development role.
- Neighbourhood Centres follow these according to the resources and skills they have available.