The Structure of NNIC

Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre(NNIC) is a non-profit community-based organisation, incorporated under the NSW Incorporated Associations Act.

We are registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and a Charity with Income Tax Exempt and Deductible Gift Recipient status.(Donations over $2 are tax deductible).

We are managed by a volunteer community based management committee that is elected by NNIC members each year at the Annual General Meeting. The committee meets every month and communicates via email on a regular basis. Any interested community member can apply to become a member of the committee. To apply send an Expression of Interest outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to join the committee, to NNIC. If you are a young person (ie under 25 years) and have little or no experience in management committees, WE STILL WANT YOU!! We are willing to mentor and support you in a management committee role.

Underpinning all of our work is a strengths-based approach and the belief that community pride and cohesion is the key to a functioning community and reducing crime, disadvantage, isolation and unemployment (and demand upon our services). We have seen that people working together and sharing resources can lead to significant activity including economic benefits.

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY

NNIC works in partnership with many other organisations in relation to various services and projects. Some of our most significant relationships are shown on this chart.

 

Our most most significant partnerships are the LCSA Far North Coast Regional Group (which is a member of Sustain Northern Rivers), NIS (Nimbin Integrated Services) Partnership (Nurse Practitioner), the CONC (Consortium of Neighbourhood Centres Far North Coast), the Community Solar Farm project, and the 7 Sibley Street project.

What is the CONC?

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The Goals of NNIC

Once a year the NNIC team meets for a day of planning and review of the Strategic Plan. 

In 2013 a new five-year Strategic Plan was developed. The development of the plan was influenced by the RBA (TM) methodology.

The following four results/goals are identified in the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan:

NNIC is sustainable and well managed.

NNIC is responsive to community needs.

Community members, in particular the disadvantaged, have access to services, resources and support. Where people are well connected to appropriate services and resources, they are more resilient, safer and are more included in the community. The role of NNIC is to optimise access to services and support for community members.

The community is well-resourced to address its needs and aspirations. If the community has access to resources and skills it is able to develop its own capacity and for example, create industry and jobs, reduce poverty and disadvantage, increase local food production etc. The role of NNIC is to facilitate access to resources, links between people and groups and to support the community to pursue its own aspirations.

2016 Strategic Plan Progress: