October is Mental Health Month and this year’s theme is ‘Share The Journey’ Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. One way we can do this is by offering a helping hand and giving more of our time to people and the community. This can be small everyday actions like holding the door open for someone or larger commitments like volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about. There are many organisations in Nimbin who rely on volunteers and would love to have you on board. For more info about volunteering around Nimbin drop in and see us at NNIC. Find more info about Mental Health Month here.
Nimbin Day of the Dead Sunday 29th October at Nimbin Markets. Come along to celebrate those who have gone before us, plus pick up info on wills, power of attorney and grief and loss. Community members are invited to bring along pics of your departed loved ones including your furry family members, and flowers to add to the shrine/s on the day. Brought to you by Death and Beyond.
Nimbin Youth Film Festival - open to all young people (not only from Nimbin) entries close 17th November 2017.
Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers 2017 Expo and Build It Local Design Competetion Awards - Seagulls Club Tweed Heads SATURDAY 16th Septemner 2017. See the Design Comp winners and pics from the day here.
NEW! Hot off the Press! Report on the Nimbin Community Sustainability Survey is NOW AVAILABLE here.
This survey was completed by 264 people. Thanks to everyone who helped collect the surveys and to all of you who responded.
The survey asks questions relating to the Key Focus Areas of the Sustainable Nimbin Community Plan. This survey had a particular focus on Energy because of a number of changes and innovations occurring which are likely to impact upon our community.
The NEXT round of Nimbin Holiday Club (Vacation Care) Spring 2017 - commences on Tuesday 26th September 2017. See the program here.
Welcome to new staff NNIC is pleased to welcome to the team Vicki Bright who is our new Community Case Coordinator, Kath Moyes who is our new Community Access Worker (front of house) and Rangi Tutaki who is our new Disability Support Worker.
Food Recovery Program We are also pleased to announce the much-awaited CONC (Consortium of Neighbourhood Centres Far North Coast) Food Recovery Program has now commenced and we have been taking deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables each week at NNIC for distribution to people in need. We are in the process of purchasing new equipment and securing a space for the Food Pantry in Nimbin so watch this space. Donations of non-perishable food items are always very welcome. 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.
NNIC Memberships now due NNIC memberships fell due on 1st July. If you are an existing member please drop in to renew your membership. To join NNIC simply drop in and fill out a membership form. Membership is a mere $5.50 inc GST – the cheapest membership in town! Your memberships are invaluable to the health of our organisation. So don’t put it off...JOIN NNIC NOW!
Positions Vacant at Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre (NNIC)
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. Click here for more about Nimbin CDAT.
Flood Recovery Info...
Thanks to Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre for the following list of useful flood recovery contact numbers:
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.
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.
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.