NNIC Xmas and New Year closure dates:
NNIC will be CLOSED for two weeks as from Saturday 22nd December and RE-OPENING on Monday 7th January 2019 to give our staff and volunteers a well-earned break.
The Centrelink Agency will be CLOSED for one week as from Saturday 23rd December and RE-OPENING on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. There will be no other NNIC services available between 2nd January and 4th January.
We apologise for any inconvenience during our closure period. You can do your Centrelink business on line as usual while we are closed.
The NNIC team wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season.
NNIC Soup Kitchen Annual Community Xmas Lunch - All welcome Friday 21st December 2018.
Nimbin Holiday Club (Vacation Care) program SUMMER ROUND kicks off on Thursday 3rd January 2019. See the full program and more info here.
7 Sibley Street Project updates: Now that we are finally open for business at 7 Sibley Street, our SUMMER WORKSHOP series will commence in January 2019. Workshops will be around various sustainability themes and topics and will focus on practical skill sharing. The Tools Library will also open for borrowing in Februay 2019. For all the latest info and updates keep an eye on our 7 Sibley St website.
Stage One Grand Opening Saturday 1st December - thanmks so much to everyone whyo came along to help us celebrate the official Grand Opening of 7 Sibley Street.
MO THink Tank the SECOND MO Think Tank thinking session was held on Thursday 15th November. The next face to face meeting will happen around April 2019. In the meantime, if you currently live on an MO/RLC or are a current shareholder then get onto the MO Think Tank facebook group for ongoing conversations regarding the sustainability of the MOs into the future. Note: this is a CLOSED group for MO/RLC shareholders and residents only.
Nimbin Youth Film Festival Congratulations to all the entries in this year's Nimbin Youth Fiulm Festival's Party Safe Award. Nimbin Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) is proud to sponsor the Party Safe Award category. Everyone loves to party but when alcohol and other drugs get into the mix, things can go wrong. The Party Safe films were fantastic and depicted some great messages to share with other young people to keep everyone safe and having a good party time. For more info on the Film Festival see the website.
Nimbin Women's Dinner 2018
Thanks everyone for yet another successful Nimbin Women's dinner. Thanks to: Kath, Gail, Heidi, Margi, Vicki, Biko, Inse, Rachel, Rosie, Mim for all their help on the night. Sue and Pauline for banners and set up. Bev, Judy, Betty and Dave for the cakes. To all the fabulous performers: Triny, Sue, Michelle, Maire, Devi, Simone, Grace, Kaychu and Jasmine. To Steph and crew for the food. To Disco Sista for the sound and lights and to everyone who came along to enjoy a night of laughter and fun. See you all again next year! Plus many thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes: Pauline, Green Bank, Candle Factory, Pot-o-Gold cafe, Barbara, Hemp Embassy, Hemping Around, Susukka Trading, Mandie and Alice. Thanks sooooo very much!
Nimbin Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) The next meeting will be on Thursday 21st fenruay 2019 at 1.30pm, at NNIC. To join Nimbin CDAT contact NNIC or just come along to the next meeting.
Struggling with unpaid fines? NNIC is a Work Development Sponsor which means that you may be able to work off your unpaid fines by volunteering for us. Make an appointment to find out if you are eligible.
Struggling to pay your electricity bill? You may be eligible for relief via EAPA vouchers. Make an appointment with our Community case Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.
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 31 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.
Please don’t feed the birds Many birds are busy making nests in preparation for the upcoming nesting season. Soon they will have new chicks to feed. It is essential that baby birds receive the correct diet from their parents or they can develop deformities and will not survive. NEVER feed then bread as this can be fatal to chicks. Feeding nectar eaters, like Lorikeets, seeds and especially sunflower seeds, can also be fatal. Sunflower seeds are the equivalent of mars bars for birds – they can cause fatal fatty tumours. Feeding meat-eating birds minced meat can cause beak rot and death. It is best to avoid feeding any wildlife altogether but if you absolutely must do it please contact WIRES on 66281898 for information on the correct food to give and never feed any wildlife the scraps from your kitchen.
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.
TELSTRA Mobile Phone Tower: the proposed location has been announced - Lot 2, Falls Rd Nimbin -see pic below provided by Aurecon. Here is the link to the info.
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.