Nimbin Holiday Club (aka Vacation Care) kicks off on 5th January 2017. Program and details here.
NNIC closure times over Xmas - NNIC will be CLOSING on Friday 23rd December and re-opening on Monday 9th January 2017.
The Centrelink Agency will also be closed from 23rd December but re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
While we are closed..
New Start 132 850
Aged 132 300
Disability/Carers 132 717
Lifeline 131 114
Beyond Blue 1300 224 4636
Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251
The NNIC team wishes everyone a SAFE and happy festive season and we look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year. Please don’t drug or drink drive. It just isn’t worth it.
Annual Nimbin Community Xmas Lunch - Friday 23rd December - Nimbin Town Hall - come along and share Xmas lunch with all the trimmings and Santa with gifts for kids (aged under 12 years). Doors open 11.30am. Santa arrives sometime around 1pm. All welcome. (Donations of good quality and preferably new gifts for kids aged 0-12years accepted at NNIC. Please do not wrap them.)
Get your Super Dog Treats - a great Xmas gift for your furry friends or friends with furry friends. Former Nimbin School student Rhys Walden-Goodlet is transforming local organic produce into healthy treats for dogs. Rhys’s SuperDog treats are currently available from NNIC and the Nimbin Weekly Farmer’s Market.
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.