funded by Family & Community Services
The Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre’s role is to provide a variety of community services that assist families, adolescents and older people to achieve their own well-being and enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged groups in the community.
The Neighbourhood Centre offers free community programs, information, advocacy, advice and referral on a wide range of topics. We also have a large array of brochures and booklets & you can pick up your free copy of the Community Services Directory. Our helpful staff and volunteers are only too happy to assist with any enquiry you may have.
The Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Center Inc. premises were officially opened on 22nd October 1983 by Alderman C.C Adams M.B.E.
Purpose-built as a Community Centre by the Department of Housing and passed on to Hastings Council to administer, the building was subsequently leased to Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre.
Originally, the Centre was used to provide premises for art and craft groups, playgroups and youth Blue Light Discos.
Over the years, the lack of many community-based services became obvious. With the Centre providing a suitable and accessible location to develop these programs, all that was needed was a panel of people prepared to give time and manage these programs. Thus a group of community spirited people who had a strong commitment to social justice agreed to join together and form the Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Management Committee.
To this day, the PMNC Inc is still managed by a community-based committee and volunteers who donate their time and expertise to assisting in the progress of the Centre. As community development is our core business and priority, the Neighbourhood Centre continues to work with the whole of the community to ensure all programs, projects, infrastructure and facilities are readily accessible to the more disadvantaged in our community.
Over the years, PMNC has developed several services that we have either incorporated or passed on to other auspicing bodies, thus giving us the opportunity to identify and develop other needed programs. Some of these are Neighbourhood Aid, MNC Gambling Counselling Service, Financial Counselling and ACES (Access Community Education Services, a day program for people with an intellectual disability).
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For more Information please contact
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre
Cnr Muston & Dodds Sts, PO Box 5213
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone: 02 6583 8044 or 02 6584 1914
Fax: 02 6584 6725
Lindy - Manager
Julie - Coordinator
Beck - Volunteer Program Coordinator