NNIC wishes to acknowledge the massive impact this disaster has had upon our community and the entire region. Our hearts go out to everyone directly and indirectly impacted and to those who have lost their homes and their livelihoods or who are living with the ongoing trauma of inundation and landslides. Together we will get through this.
NNIC AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th November at 5.30pm at our premises on 71 Cullen St. All members welcome. Click here to view our annual report for the finacial year 2021-2022.
Revised Disaster Plan Launch and Community Care Team Workshop Thanks so much to everyone who came along to check out the revised Disaster Plan and provide your input last weekend at the Bowlo. For those who missed it there is still time to review the revised Plan and provide your feedback. See the Disasters page for the link to the Plan and also the Feedback form.
Community Care Team (CCT) and Emergency Radio Network The CCT model and radio network were explained in detail at the info session as the Bowlo last weekend. Go to the Disasters page on this website for more info plus an Expression of Interest form to join the CCT.
Applicants MUST address each of the Selection Criteria in the Job Kit, available here or via NNIC, 71 Cullen St Nimbin, Ph 66891692. Applications close Friday 2nd December 2022.
NNIC is an EEO employer. First Nation applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be required to undergo the Working with Children and relevant Police checks.
Nimbin, Keerrong Valley, Goolmangar, Jiggi, Georgica, Larnook, Cawongla, the Channon and Dunoon.
Plus Cawongla, Wadeville, Barkers Vale and Lillian Rock in the Kyogle LGA
Plus Mt Burrell, Midginbil, Kunghur, Doon and Commissioners Creek in the Tweed LGA.
People living or working around any of those areas are welcome to sign on with us at NNIC and our RSS team will assist you through the complex journey of disaster recovery including support with grant applications and administration, linking with key services, suppliers and expert advice and housing support/solutions. If travelling to Nimbin is a challenge we can meet you halfway or closer to your home. Given the impacts in our catchment area, NNIC will have a strong focus on landslip issues, impacts on homes, internal roads and infrastructure, plus we have a specialist understanding of Rural Land sharing Communities aka MOs.
We will be following up with anyone who has registered with us to date to check how you are travelling and invite you to sign up for the RSS program. Anyone not on our register to date is most welcome to contact us via the RSS email or phone number to sign up.
NIMBIN FLOOD INFORMATION & UPDATES
NOTE: Not every person is online or on social media - please pass info around as much as possible by other means.
NNIC is OPEN 10am-4pm Mon-Friday at 71 Cullen St Nimbin (next to the park), 66891692 and is currently functioning as Nimbin's central Disater Response and Recovery Assistance Centre, and we are working closely with multiple other community organisations, businesses and individual community members plus external agencies. Collectively we are able to provide significant support and assistance.
We can help with lots of support and info: e.g. food support (including dog/cat food/supplies), hot meals, frozen meals, drinking water, mental health support, assistance with mobile phones/devices, printing, copying, internet access and help with navigating the myriad of disaster relief payments and grants.
COVID-19: With a new variant emerged and cases rising across NSW, mask wearing inside especially in confined spaces is recommended. Good ventilation and hand hygiene practices remain crucial. If you need NNIC services and support but you are: In compulsory self-isolation, OR Feeling unwell, OR Feeling nervous and wanting to maintain social isolation, then YOU CAN CALL us on 6689 1692 and we can arrange a telephone appointment for you so you do not have to come in personally.
SERVICES NSW/Resilience NSW staff will next be at NNIC peridoically to assist people with Service NSW flood relief payments and grants and other SNSW business.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT with qualified staff 3 days per week.
NEED ESSENTIAL ITEMS REPLACED? Lost or damaged items from the landlsides/floods? NNIC is registered with GIVIT so we can list your needs on GIVIT in order to try find matching donoros or either the items needed or cash to purchase them. Come and see us at NNIC. Or contact us for a form to fill out and send back to us.
If you need support to navigate the relief funding available, make an appointment with our Community Worker, who is available Wed-Friday.
CLEANING UP AFTER A DISASTER Red Cross resources HERE.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS Red Cross HERE
Need CLOTHING? Nimbin CWA may be able to assist.
NNIC is a registered charity with a current Fundraising Authority. No fees are taken from donations. 100% of flood relief donations will be distributed to people in need who have been directly impacted, prioritising the most disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our community. To everyone who has donated funds to date, we thank you.
For more info and assistance come into the Neighbourhood Centre.
ROAD REPAIR UPDATE - from LISMORE CITY COUNCIL.
Roads across our entire local government area have had significant damage.Our crews are working hard to ensure our roads are safe, however, it will take time and we ask for the community’s patience.
FOR LOCAL ROADs INFORMATION try the My Roads Info website
or try Kyogle Coouncil website here
or Tweed Council website here
LOCAL BUS INFO
Northern Rivers Buslines from Lismore will be operating from Monday March 14. Please check their website for updates and variations.
Gosels Bus Service will be operating from Nimbin / Kyogle Road at 7.50 am continuing down Blue Knob Road to Nimbin.
Quinn’s Bus Services have recommenced where roads are passable by buses.
Check the relevant Bus Company's website for timetable updates.
WILDLIFE RESCUE SERVICES
WIRES 1300 094 737
NRWC 6628 1866
Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers 6672 4789
Friends of the Koala 6622 1233
7 Sibley Street - Nimbin's Sustainable Living Hub - what happening there?
A large variety of workshops happen to provide skills share opportunities and social connections between people.
The Nimbin Community Tools and Equipment Library is opebn to members for borrowing os useful things.
7 Sibley Street also operates as a satellite hub of NNIC, providing a soft entry point into our services and referrals into programs.
It functions as a key composting and recycling hub in the community.
It operates as a promotional hub for local producers to enhance our local economy and job opportunities.
See the Sibley St website for all the latest info and updates
Progress against the goals of the SNCP can be found via the Sustainability tab above under each key Focus Area's own page.