Welcome to Geelong West Neighbourhood House
COVID update - 27 May 2021 - Circuit breaker lockdown
Due to the increase in cases and exposure sites, the State Government has announced a seven day circuit breaker lockdown. This will commence 11.59pm this evening (27 May) and is expected to end on 11.59pm on 3 June. All of our classes will be cancelled this evening and we are planning at this stage to reopen on Friday 4th June for Pilates and Strength Training classes.
There are now five reasons to leave your house. These are:
- shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
- caregiving or compassionate reasons
- authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
- exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)
- receive a vaccination
Geelong West Neighbourhood AGM 2020
On the 2nd of December 2020, GWNH held their 2020 Annual General Meeting.
The Geelong West Neighbourhood House is proud to offer you a range of Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing and Self Sufficiency & Sustainability classes and workshops plus a number of innovative Community events coming up in 2020.
You are most welcome to join in our low cost classes to ensure a healthy life balance and increase your fitness, make new friends while participating in a variety of creative arts activities with other like minded people, share your skills and interests – even become a volunteer!
The Geelong West Neighbourhood House is now in its 10th year of operation since it was formed in late 2009.
Keep yourself informed about our activities and join our mailing list here.
Office hours are Monday to Friday - 10.00 am to 3:00 pm.
at the Geelong West Community Hub,
Rear Office 89 Autumn St., West Geelong, 3218.
Anyone is welcome to drop in.
Geelong West Neighbourhood House Changes For 2021
During 2020 Geelong West Neighbourhood House became the formal Lease-holder of the Community Hub, located in West Park, 89 Autumn St. This was an agreed arrangement between the City of Greater Geelong (COGG), Geelong West Senior Citizens (GWSC) and Geelong West Neighbourhood House (GWNH).
Late in 2020 Geelong West Senior Citizens advised COGG that their organisation would be disbanding. We are advised that this dissolution should occur in March, 2021. We wish all previous members of GWSC health and happiness into the future.
Also late in 2020, Geelong West Neighbourhood House conducted a review of independent hall-hirers; booking usage and rental agreements, by who have used the Hall over varying periods of time. The review identified significant disparity between Fees at other sites and it was agreed by the GWNH Committee of Management that a fee restructure would ensure that fair hourly rates are commensurate with other local facilities.
The Committee identified three fee levels:
- Community Group (Unfunded) remains at $10 per hour
- Community Organisation (Funded: Not for Profit) increases to $15 per hour
- Commercial Hirer (Private Business) increases to $30 per hour
2021 promises to be an exciting year for GWNH, with new programs emerging and the potential to offer a new range of learning opportunities for existing and new members. One of our key objectives is to run some surveys to seek advice on new programs. Keep an eye out for our Surveys and Program Calendars this year. We’d love to hear from you!