NEW! (As launched at the Nimbin Show). 2019 Community Sustainability Survey. FOR NIMBIN LOCALS ONLY (i.e. living within 30km radius from the Post Office). Hard copies available at NNIC. Link to on line version below. Survey closes 31st October 2019. Thanks to the 140+ peeps who have already completed this survey. (Only do the survey once). We ask the questions that matter! This time the survey has a focus on plastic waste due to the current recycling crisis. You can find the survey on line here.
Welcome to Nimbin Kit NOW AVAILABLE!! Have you moved into Nimbin in the last 6 months or so? Or do you know someone who has? Maybe you have a new neighbour? Then the Welcome to Nimbin Kit is for you! Our great community is rapidly changing hands and lots of new folks are moving in. This Kit is designed to start conversations between new neighbours and get newcomers started on everything they need to know to become part of the wondrous fabric of Nimbin. Launched at the Nimbin Show, the Kits are now available at NNIC for distribution to new community members (also at the Real Estates).
Nimbin Community Tools and Equipment Library NOW OPEN for borrowing!! The final piece of the puzzle is now in place and the new Tools and Equipment Library is now open for business. Opening hours are Wednesdays 9.30am – 2pm, and Saturdays 10am-1pm, at Sibley St. To join the library come into NNIC weekdays 10am-4pm or drop into Sibley Street Monday -Wednesdays. The membership fee is $22 plus NNIC membership $5.50 per year.
We are pleased to welcome Peter Hawkins to the NNIC team Peter is our new Community Worker at NNIC. Now that he is on deck our usual services are now back to normal.
Survey of Young People (12-25 years)…We STILL want to hear from you!! So far around 45 young peeps have done the survey. We know there are lots more of you out there so don't miss out on having your voice heard! We need some guidance from our young people to help steer our direction and to help us find funds for services and activities for young people. Funds released for youth projects generally require strong evidence and input from young people themselves. Please spread the word and encourage any young folks you know to do the survey. The survey is available in hard copy at NNIC or on line here and will be open until mid-September.
Nimbin CDAT (Community Drug Action Team Updates:
Four of the Nimbin CDAT team went along to Splendour in the Grass on Saturday 20th July to hold harm reduction conversations with the festival goers to encourage them to stay safe at the event. We had a great time and talked with 100s of young folk about Drugs and Alcohol.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by at 2019 Mardi Grass and participated in our Harm Reduction Quiz Wheel or to get a selfie with Captain Competent. 99 people completed the Pill testing Survey in just under 3 hours.
7 Sibley Street Project updates: Our Sustainable Skills WORKSHOP series continues. For more info see our 7 Sibley St website
Nimbin Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) The next meeting will be on Thursday 27th June 2019 at 1.30pm, at NNIC. To join Nimbin CDAT contact NNIC or just come along to the next meeting.
Food Recovery Program Deliveries of recovered food under the CONC's Food recovery Program happen every Wednesday at NNIC. The food we collect is redistributed to familes and people in need. To date over 70 tonnes of food have been rescued via CONC Food Recovery across the region. You can find out more about the Regional Program including how you can get involved here.
2019 Womens Dinner the Town Hall was packed for another night full of hilarity and celebration. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen: Kath, Heidi, Gail, Sal, Karen, Lisa, Margi, Rosella, Francis, Elsie, Moksha, Amanda and Jane for helping with all the organising and Hall set up, tix sales, the door, the bar, the dishes, the coffee and cakes and the raffle sales.
Thanks also to Aunty Linda for the Welcome to Country. Pauline for the banners. Rock for the flowers. Head chef Betty plus Saskia and Sal for the food. Cake makers Betty, Kath, Dave Fawkner and Bev. Raffle prizes: Granny's Breath Weaver, Green Bank/Kylie Cain and Soap Gift pack from Mandi. Heavy lifting: Jonesy, Do-Ron Ron, Michael and Kath.
Plus Disco Sista for the sound and lights and all the great performers who entertained us: Maire Barron, Katie Cooper Wares, Mandy Nolan, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, Possum and Tango and Sarah Gaul.
And lastly but not leastly all the women who joined us for a great night...see you all in 2020!
Sustainable Nimbin Community Plan 2016-2021 The current version of the SNCP, plus the Report on Achievements from 2009 to 2015 are available here. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the revised SNCP and also to all of you who are out there working on the various strategies that have been identified to progress Nimbin's aims towards sustainability.
Bioenergy Social Licence Report The Report on the findings of the Social License surveys, workshops andconsultations is available here. Thanks to everyone who participated in this research.
Latest NBN Info: the NBN is now operatonal in Nimbin. click here to find out whether you will get coverage.
Click here to access pdf file: "Preparing for Fixed Wireless NBN".
For all the other info previously provided/gathered re the NBN in Nimbin go to our Jobs and Skills page.
Sibley Street – there’s stuff happening! We are thrilled to announce that WE GOT A GRANT for 7 Sibley Street. Yep that's right.... $50,000 towards Stage One. YIPPEE. Thanks to NSW Government’s Social and Community Housing Improvement Fund via Family and Community Services.
Builders wanted: to help with the CAREFUL demolitions (as we will be salvaging and recycling whatever we can) – we are waiting for DA approval and in the meantime we are compiling a list of people willing to help with the demos. And someone with a truck or ute to help us clear the site. Please contact Nat or Guy at NNIC.
Bank account for Sibley St project donations - donated funds will be used specifically for Stage One and NOT for any site management overheads and usual outgoings such as the Council rates. To donate to Stage One you can make a direct deposit or else donate any branch of Summerland Credit Union to the following account details. remember to give your name unless you want to be anonymous, so we can acknowledge your donation.
Bank: Summerland Credit Union
Account Name: NNIC – Sibley St Fundraising account
Account Number: 2230 4372
BSB : 728-728
Key three letters for the target account: NIM
Consultations: the full hisory of community consultations in relation to the project, inlcuding all the Outcomes Reports, are available on the project website.
The old house - Stage One of the project is to relocate and retrofit the old house currently standing on the site, with the following aims:
Fundraising - If there is something that you are willing to do or contribute to the fundraising mission. please contact us at NNIC. To donate go to our project website.
Rainbow Dreaming - Tales From the Age of Aquarius - buy this great book to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Aquarius festival - all profits go to 7 Sibley St. Click here to buy the book. If you pledged funds as part of the Rainbow Dreaming Pozible campaign, you can make your pledge good (ie cough up the cash!) by going to the link above.
For more info about the project see the project's website
Progress against the goals of the SNCP can be found via the Sustainability tab above under each key Focus Area's own page.