Community Centres can empower communities to be connected and inclusive places where people feel they belong, are valued and can contribute.

To ensure our Community Centres include the most relevant opportunities, and provide an appealing, safe and inclusive environment for a wide range of diverse community groups, we would like to engage with both existing community centre users, and those not already involved with community centres, to continue to improve our service.

Get involved

Register your interest

Register your interest in attending a workshop at Blue Gum Community Centre - 26 June 2019, 11.00am to 1.00pm to help us review and identify ideas for new community activities, programs, workshops, user led group and the use of the spaces.
Will you need the creche for young children while at the workshop? Required

Places are limited for each workshop to 50 people.

Join the conversation!

  • What would be the best activity that could happen at your local community centre?
  • What skills or passions do you have that you would like to share with others by volunteering at your local community centre?
  • When have you felt very connected to your local community – what was happening, what were you doing?
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About the consultation

The purpose of this engagement is to review the service by engagement with existing centre users and other residents on the best ways to facilitate activities at community centres.

The purpose of the service is to provide an environment where:

  • People have social connections with their community;
  • People participate in their local communities;
  • People learn new skills and knowledge;
  • People contribute to their communities, and
  • People feel safe in their communities.

We are consulting with the following people:

  • Community Centre users including younger people, older people, parents of young children
  • Residents and businesses within Brentwood, Mount Pleasant, Willagee and Palmyra
  • Community groups and clubs

There are two opportunities for people to get involved:

  • By attending a workshop at Willagee Community Centre on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 from 12pm to 2pm or Blue Gum Community Centre on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 from 11am to 1pm
  • On Melville Talks, the community can join a discussion to tell us:
    • What would be the best activity that could happen at their local community centre?
    • What skills or passions do they have that they would they like to share with others by volunteering at their local community centre?
    • When have they felt very connected to their local community – what was happening, what were they doing?

The information from the discussion board and community centre workshops will inform the City of Melville about the best ways to facilitate activities at community centres and ensuring community centres include the most relevant opportunities, provide an appealing, safe and inclusive environment for a wide range of diverse community groups and to continue to improve our service.