Position available at NNIC –Centrelink/IT Support Worker.
NNIC seeks a suitably qualified and experienced person to become Centrelink Agent/IT Support Worker. Part time – 18 hrs/week – Mon-Thursdays 4.5 hrs per day – SCHCADS Level 2.
Applications close: Friday 22nd July 2016. NNIC is an EEO employer. ATSI applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants may be required to undergo the Working with Children and relevant Police checks.
Nimbin Holiday Club (aka Vacation Care) Fun stuff for kids aged 5-12 years during school holidays. The WINTER round kicks off on Tuesday 5th July 2016. Click here for the program.
Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers - 2016 Design Competition NOW OPEN!! The Design Comp for 2016 is now open - the categories are Professional: Design a Tiny Neighbourhood, Community: Design a Tiny Home, Young people: Design a teeny tiny home. Details including entry forms here.
Life Beyond the Feed In Tariff - Info session for peeps to help you get the most out of your solar arrays after the FIT ends on 31 December 2016.
Volunteering positions available at NNIC - Are you looking for a way to contribute to the community? Maybe you are retired and want to keep using your skills, or maybe you are a young person looking to gain some new skills. Or perhaps you need to do work for the dole or fulfil a mutual obligation, for Centrelink? We have quite a few volunteer positions available:
Position 1: Sibley Street Fundraising Coordinator: we are looking for someone to help us raise the $70,000 needed to rescue the old house.
Position 2: Sibley Street gardener: we are looking for someone to garden at Sibley street at least once a month to conquer the evil weeds and start beautifying the site with some flower gardens.
NNIC Management Committee: a couple of our MCers are off on holidays for a few months and so we are looking for some new members to help us keep NNIC running smoothly. NNIC is a vibrant organisation doing lots of interesting stuff and behind it all is the Management Committee. This involves a commitment of 3 hours a month for the regular meetings which are usually on a Wednesday at 5.30pm. Plus there is plenty to do depending on your interest, availability and choice.
If you are interested in any of the above positions contact Nat or Guy at NNIC.
Sustainable Nimbin Community Plan 2016-2021 - NNIC is VERY pleased to announce that the new and revised SNCP, plus the Report on Achievements from 2009 to 2015 are NOW 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.
Nimbin CDAT Community Drug Survey Report - The full Report on the survey is now available here on this website. Check it out.
We are open to new CDAT members to help us progress the recommendations arising for the survey findings. Apply to Nat at NNIC.
Did you know that seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Australia (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-18/fastest-growing-age-group-is-65-and-over-abs-says/5164202)? Over 14 per cent of our population is aged 65 or older, and that rate is expected to continue to grow over the next several years. Here are some excellent health links for seniors and carers -
Healthy Eating Over 60
Be Active: A Physical Activity Guide for Older Australians
Ageing-in-Place Guide for Australian Baby Boomers
Activities for Seniors: 10 Best Hobby Websites
12 Tips to Prepare the Elderly for Disasters
Connections Matter: Helping Older People Stay Socially Active
Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Dementia and Driving
Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
Bioenergy Social License Report - The Report on the findings of the Social License surveys, workshops andconsultations is NOW AVAILABLE here. Thanks to everyone who participated in this research.
Best Show-Themed Shop Display 2015 - Thanks to all the shops who participated. This year's winners are: First Place - Nimbin Visitors' Centre (see pics below); Second Place - Nimbin Organic Food Coop (neat little display showing food miles of various products); Third Place - Nimbin Vinnies (who always put in a great effort and were the winners in 2014).
Sustainability Alley at the Nimbin Show
The Show Must Go On and so it did in spite of underwhelming weather. Thanks to everyone who made Sustainability Alley happen: Nat, Guy, Jim and James for coordinating, the stallholders and speakers who braved the conditions, Blue Knob Farmers Market for the lend of tables and the PA, the Abundance Cafe crew, Australian Solar Trailers for the power and everyone who came along and participated. Thanks also to the dedicated NNIC team - especially Reg, Rob, Ruth, Fran, Heidi, Chris and Anna. Mega thanks to Wan, Lee and Mal for building the front gate, to Micaela, Fran and Heidi for starting off the Community Knits (and to Sue Cook for the wool) and to all the fantastic crew from the A+I Society for their support. We will see you all again next year.
Help with electricity bills and other material aid NNIC now has electricity vouchers (NEW!! Yippee!) for people on benefits experiencing electricity bill stress. We can also assist folks on low incomes with Emergency Relief vouchers, food parcels, and right now we have a lot of donated baby gear including nappies and clothing. To find out if you are eligible for assistance, make an appointment with one of our Community Workers.
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.
Some Not so Latest News....
Sibley Street Loan paid off!! Nimbin Neighbourhood and Info Centre and the Nimbin Community Centre are THRILLED to announce that, thanks to all the hard work and contributions made by Nimbin community groups and community members, plus many folks outside of Nimbin, the Sibley Street loan is now PAID OFF! That's it folks. YOU DID IT! Yey. Yippee! WOO HOO! (Popping of champagne corks and a massive mutual backslap!)
A million thanks to EVERYONE who answered the call for a final chuck in to get it done and ESPECIALLY to the donor who put in a spectacular $3,500 to get us over the line. A full list of all the donors was published in the March edition ot the Good Times is availble on the project website.
To see what we need for Stage One and what you can do to help or get involved see the website.
The Great Koala Count 7-17th November 2014: Click here to see the report from the 2014 count.
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.
For info on comps and other stuff for youth, go to our youth page. Latest info on youth activities in Nimbin.
Sibley Street – there’s stuff happening! Many thanks to Lismore City Council for granting us some funds towards enable the purchase a shipping container for the site to use for secure storage of tools and materials. Funds were also provided to enable us to consult with some local school kids about the project.
Thanks also to Bunnings Lismore for donating a $200 voucher and to Rob Fisher for donating some second hand guttering.
Council also recently did some renos on the old skate park and there has been lots of action on the new basketball hoop.
Fundraising update: the first major fundraising milestone has been achieved and the loan paid off. We are gearing up to start fundraising for Stage One of the project. Watch this space.
To see what we need for Stage One and what you can do to help or get involved see the website.
NEW Bank account for STAGE ONE of the Sibley St project: Stage One is to relocate and renovate/upcycle the old house on the site. The estimated cost and the fundraising target is $70,000. We already have about $1,000.00 These 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 yur 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 including how to donate TO STAGE ONE 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. Here is some of the very latest news:
Energy - the NSW North Coast Bio-Energy Scoping Study Report is NOW AVAILABLE here. The report was commissioned by Sustain Northern Rivers Energy Working Group.
Energy - Renewable energy supplied a record 13.14 per cent of Australia’s electricity in 2012, according to new figures released by the Clean Energy Council today. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive David Green said the 2012 Clean Energy Australia Report showed that energy efficiency and renewable energy such as wind, solar and bioenergy were starting to make a major difference to the way we produce and consume electricity.
“The clean energy industry contributed $4.2 billion in investment and approximately 24,300 jobs to the Australian economy in 2012,” Mr Green said. Click here to go to the full report.
Health and Wellbeing - We have set up an online list of all health and health-related services and practitioners in Nimbin as part of this website. (See the Health tab). To become listed, please download this form and either email it back to us or drop it back into NNIC. You can also get the form at NNIC.
Murals Restoration Project: click here for more info.