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Nimbin Community Centre is incorporated as a not-for-profit, non government organisation. We provide affordable tenancy to non profit organisations and services working within and around Nimbin.  The Nimbin Community Centre is a key community development organisation for the Nimbin Community, and we are involved in a number of local community projects.

Our website provides information on: tenancy, current tenants and their services, our rooms for hire which are available for classes, workshops and meetings, and a direct link to the Nimbin Markets.  The Nimbin Community Centre hosts and maintains the Nimbin Community Web Portal.
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Our Management Committee

The Nimbin Community Centre is run by a volunteer Management Committee elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Management Committee meets monthly to review the activities and direction of the Centre's business. Meetings are minuted and independently facilitated. Previous minutes are available from the Centre Office.

We would love you to get to know our Committee who work tirelessly to ensure the future of the Nimbin Community Centre.

OFFICE BEARERS:

David Hallet (President) 

Originally arrived in Nimbin in May 1973 for the Aquarius Festival, and he has largely lived in and around the Nimbin Valley for the past 40 years. David has been the President of the Nimbin School of Arts for over 20 years and has been particularly involved in visual and performing arts programs, exhibitions, cabarets and concerts, and generally in supporting the development of the arts in Nimbin. David has been a musician since childhood and is best known as an award-winning performance poet who has managed poetry venues in Lismore and Byron Bay for many years. 

 

Linnet Pike (Vice-president)

Arriving in the area with her parents in the 1970's, Linnet has grown up and raised a family and engaged part of the Nimbin village community. Linnet has been a part of the Management committee for over a decade. A passionate gardener, advocate for community and the arts, Linnet has been a dedicated supporter and worker for the Nimbin community and its interests. Linnet heads up the Nimbin Community Centre "Truth & Beauty Sub-committee" which looks at the NCCI buildings, grounds and plans and works to planning and funding improvements to our grounds and facilities. 

Diana Roberts (Treasurer) 

Has been on the management committee of Nimbin Community Centre since its inception. While representing Nimbin on Lismore City Council, a position she held for over 12 years before retiring, she drove the vision that resulted in Nimbin Central School becoming the Community Centre we know today. Her community involvements over more than 40 years are too extensive to list but her passions have focused on building resilient communities, sustainable development and environmental protection.For more than 25 years Diana has run Nimbin Apothecary, a much valued over-the-counter herbal dispensary located in Birth & Beyond www.nimbinapothecary.com.au. Diana was also instrumental in ensuring that Birth & Beyond was returned to community ownership in 2013.

 

Michael Balderstone (Secretary)

Dropped out of his London stockbroking job in 1972 in search of something more meaningful and drove overland to India looking for it. The hashish in Afghanistan and the mushroom omelette in Bali tipped him upside down and gave him plenty to think about. He then spent ten years wandering the planet wondering what to do next as he looked for a like minded community , eventually finding it in Nimbin about thirty years ago. He founded the Nimbin Museum and has been President of the HEMP Embassy for some time. He lives on a community, loves Nimbin, and strives to keep the dream alive of humans living harmoniously with each other and the Earth.

ORDINARY MEMBERS:

 Danielle Voinot

Has been living and working in the Nimbin Community for over 30 years. Danielle has been a member of the committee for over a decade. Danielle is a passionate supporter of Community events and enterprises and has been a member and supporter of the Nimbin Community Centre, The Nimbin Environment Centre, The 7 Sibley Street Sustainability Project , the Nimbin Organic Food Co-op as well as a number of smaller environmental organisations around her local area.

 

Darren Maxwell

Has been living and working in the Nimbin area for about 5 years as a builder and handyman. He has been part of the NCCI committee for the last 2 years. He was invited to join the committee by people involved with the Nimbin Community Centre as he was interested in getting to know more about the village and community. Darren brings a fresh viewpoint to the committee and is much appreciated for his laconic observations that provide a great summation of the issues being dealt with at committee meetings. 

 

Louise Graves

Arrived in Nimbin in 1985 and started the famous and iconic Nimbin Museum with (then husband) Michael Balderstone. She is a trained Registered Nurse and also worked as a Family Support worker for the Nimbin Neighborhood and Information Centre and as a teacher for the Nimbin Community School at that time. Louise was part of the original fundraising and organising committee for the purchase of the Nimbin Community Centre 20 years ago and has remained a passionate supporter since that time. Louise moved out of the area about 10 years ago due to other living and working commitments but has returned recently to what she sees as her true home and is keen to engage and support in community related projects and ideas.

Community Centre Staff

Coordinator  - The day to day administration of the Community Centre is managed by two part -time Coordinators, Teresa (Biskit) Biscoe and Helen Lynne (who is also employed as our Book Keeper). They can be contacted in the office on Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm. The best way to contact them is through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (02) 66890000

Bookkeeper - Our bookkeeper Helen Lynne is employed 7 hours a week to keep the NCCI books ship-shape and advise the Coordinator on Financial Administration of the Centre.

Maintenance Manager - The Community Centre's grounds and buildings are managed by our maintenance Coordinator Sam Herron. Please contact the office for all maintenance concerns by the NCCI email and telephone contact. For emergency maintenance issues contact our coordinators (Teresa on 0429 891 462 and Helen 0457 668 038) they will know who is available and are will coordinate a response as soon as possible.

Gardener - The gardens around the centre at 81 Cullen Street and at 54 Cullen St are kept abundant and colourful thanks to our gardener Robyn, who is employed to do 4 hours per week, and our wonderful volunteers who assist her.

Cleaner - A cleaner is employed 4.5 hours per week to keep the casual hire and communal-use spaces at the Community Centre and Birth & Beyond clean and tidy.