qr code COMING UP in 2021

In 2021 our main project is to install a composting toilet and bathroom on site. We aim to construct the small building using hemp masonry to demonstrate a building made of hemp on site. There will be an opportunity for community members to be involved in the build and learn about hemp masonry as part of the project. So WATCH THIS SPACE for updates. Here is a very rough drawing to give you an idea of what is being planned.


Our Tools and Equipment Library is open for community borrowing to library members.

Are you handy with tools care? We are looking for a volunteer to drop by Sibley St on a regular basis (e.g. once a fortnight) to service any tools/equipment that needs maintenance etc., and keep an eye on consumables. If this sounds like you contact Steph at sibley@nnic.org.au


A large variety of workshops will continue to provide skills and raise funds to keep the doors open.


7 Sibley Street will continue to operate as a satellite hub of NNIC, providing info about our services and referrals into programs.

It will continue to function as a key composting and recycling hub in the community, aiming to  provide educational and physical demonstrations of sustainable principles

It will also continue to function as a promotional hub for local producers to enhance our local economy and job opportunities.


We need more volunteers so we can open 7 Sibley St more often. If you have skills or local products to share you could run a workshop or a stall at the same time as keeping an eye on our small shop and also the Tools and Equipment Library. There are loads of interesting jobs to do at 7 Sibley St, so come on down and get involved. Either drop in and chat to Steph during opening hours OR email her on sibley@nnic.org.au


We are open at 7 Sibley Street Nimbin, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am- 2pm. Drop in to see the latest developments, find out about getting involved, join our Community Tools library, learn new skills at our workshops, and support local makers and producers.


This WAS 7 Sibley Street, Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia.

Photo Sibley St in Skate park precinct context

As you can see from this picture, the site is located in the middle of the village next to the Nimbin Skate Park and across the road from the Nimbin Neighbourhhod and Information Centre (which owns the site). Its purpose is to house a bunch of community projects and activities connected to affordable housing and sustainable living.

The BIG PLAN is to construct a new building on the site which demonstrates and resources affordable and sustainable building, housing and living in general. And which supports employment and economic opportunities for people in need, as well as supporting our Food Relief programs.

We bought it in 2012 and paid off the loan in 2015.

In 2016 we installed a shipping container on site so we could begin to salvage and collect building materials.



NNIC - Sibley St Foundations

In March 2018, we received our Development Application approval to move the house, our Construction Certificate and in December 2018 we completed Stage One building works. A lot of time, professional expertise & volunteer efforts made this happen (watch here): 7 Sibley St – Moving the House

nnic house moved.jpg

We always welcome help, please get in touch at the NNIC or email sibley@nnic.org.au if you would like to be a part of the project or contribute to make it the best it can be for the community.

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Why the 7 Sibley St project?
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Why are you asking for donations and what will you do with my money?
Are my donations tax deductible?
What have you done so far?
Who ARE you people anyway?
The answers to these questions and more can be found here at FAQ.

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