NEW!! Survey of Young People…WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! We need to hear from our young peeps (aged 12-25 years), whose voices are often missing from our community development and service planning processes. 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.
Service Interruptions at NNIC... Apologies Everyone! Jess is finishing up with us in the 1st week of August and moving on to her next adventure. Many thanks to Jess for assisting NNIC clients over the past few months while we prepared to recruit a permanent worker. Recruitment is currently underway and hopefully our client services will return to normal by the beginning of September. In the meantime we will only be able to provide basic support and material aid and will do our best to assist as much as we can.
Energy Rebates to keep you warm there are numerus energy rebates available to low income people, plus household appliance replacement and other offers, via the NSW Government. To find out if you are eligible go to the website and search for 'energy rebates'.
Feel like you've been struck with a case of the winter blues? You're not alone. The dark and gloomy winter weather can make us stay indoors, exercise less, be unsociable and eat unhealthily.
Here are six tips to help you look after your mental health this winter:
Get Outside into Some Sunlight - and when inside, keep the blinds open and sit near windows whenever you can. Sunlight within the house can help you feel more awake and reduce oversleeping that can also negatively affect mood.
Move as Much as You Can - 30mins exercise, 5 days a week can be beneficial to mood and feelings of well being.
Embrace the Cold Weather - take advantage of being able to enjoy snuggly blankets, ugg boots and a cosy fire.
Make an Effort to be Social - even going out for a short time can boost your mood. Volunteering can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Not only will you be around other people, you're also making a difference.
Eat Healthily – avoid the temptation to eat too many comfort foods high in sugar and fats.
Connect with Others - the winter blues can turn into something more serious. If you're concerned about your mood or mental health, talk to someone including friends, family or health professionals. Drop into NNIC for referrals or support.
Source: SANE Australia
Mardi Grass 2019 Nimbin CDAT (Community Drug Action Team) thanks to everyone who dropped by 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.