Nimbin Holiday Club (aka Vacation Care) The NEXT round of Nimbin Holiday Club - Winter 2017 - commences on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Click here for the program.
Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers 2017 Design Competition NOW OPEN!
Positions Vacant at Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre (NNIC)
NNIC seeks suitably qualified and experienced people for the following positions:
Vacation Care support staff – Casual – max 25 days per year in school hols, Children’s Services Award, LDC, CCW 1. Job Kit available here. Close date: ongoing.
1. Assistant to our Community Access Worker Front of House. Min 6 hours per week.
2. Help Yourself Library project coordinator: seeking someone to drive this small community project at NNIC.
NNIC is an EEO employer. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be required to undergo the Working with Children and relevant Police checks.
Nimbin CDAT's (Community Drug Action Team) Captain Competent has come to life! Here he is on his harm reduction mission at the PASH conference in Lismore in June. We are always looking for new members from the Nimbin community. To join Nimbin CDAT just email us.
Financial Relief Information for Flood Affected Community members:
$1000 available per person + $400 for each dependant child.
Lost income allowance up to 13 weeks.
Phone 180 22 66. Ignore the message (we are told) and stay on the line until you get through.
Link to the application form here.
Thanks to Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre for the following list of useful flood recovery contact numbers:
Appliance Replacement Offer Have you got a fridge which is 6 years old or older? Or a plasma or CRT TV? OEH Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement Offer NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is offering discounts on new energy efficient fridges and TVs so you can replace your old inefficient models. New appliances can cut your energy bills, improve your household and family living costs and help protect our environment. 40% discount on fridges and 50% on TVs. For more info and to apply on line see the website.
Nimbin Community Drug Action Team - more 'toons
Nimbin Women's Dinner and Comedy Gala - Wed 8th March Nimbin Town Hall
The 2017 Nimbin Women's dinner and comedy gala was a huge success and completely sold out.
Thanx sooo very much to all the hardworking volunteers who helped us pull off yet another successful Nimbin Women's Dinner: Cat, Jane, Judy, Gail, Heidi, Sue, Pauline, Vicki, Sandi, Lil, Pam Pussycat, Teena and Sonia. The Town Hall looked magnificent and we all had a good laugh. Thanks to Gondwana Nursery and Kaali for the gorgeous native flower displays. Thanks To Steph and the Truffula Seeds Cafe crew for the food. To our cakemakers - Chris, Bev, Judy, Vicki. To everyone who donated raffles prizes, helped us pack up at the end or helped in any way whatsoever. Thanks to all the fantastic performers who kept us laughing all night, to Simone for rounding quite a few of ‘em up for us, to Fiona for coming all the way from Melbourne to be here, to Disco Sista for the sound and lights and to all you women who came along. And may you all be ever blessed by the presence of Thalia, the goddess muse of comedy.
NEW!! Far North Coast Food Recovery Project by the CONC - We are looking for donations to support the operating costs....we got a grant for a lot of the infrastructure but we need a bit more to get the ball rolling.
To support this intiative see our Go Fund Me campaign.
End of the Feed In Tariff: UPDATE - Important!! GOOD NEWS!! Just when we had given up all hope of Essential Energy coming to the party, they have now advised that an appropriately qualified electrician can rewire the single phase Gross Meter for Net and submit a notice of service work to Essential Energy. They will then change the Gross Meter register 70 to Net in their system.
This is only applicable for single phase installations and the cost is around $180.00 as opposed to $385.00 for a new Net meter. If the installation is 2 or 3 phase a 3 phase Net meter must be installed at a cost of around $645.00.
This is relevant to people who either do not want smart meters OR cannot have smart meters due to poor mobile phone reception.
Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers - 2016 Design Competition Winners - see the website for info and pics from the 2016 Expo here.
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.
Bioenergy Social Licence 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.
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.
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. The project will involve an additional $25,000 in costs. We have $10,000 in reserves so we needed another $15,000 for Stage One.
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. Please contact Nat or Guy at NNIC.
Art Auction Thank Yous: Many thanks to Mandie and Steve Hale for all their hard work in making the auction happen. A special thanks to Max for his excellent auctioneering and to Guy, Chibo, and Chris for all the legwork. Thanks to everyone who came along and bid for the great art works on sale. And lastly but not leastly, thanks to all the people who so generously donated art works for the auction. A complete list of the donors can be found on our Sibley Street website www.sevenonsibley.com
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.