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Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania

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Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres bring local people together to look at what opportunities or needs exist in their community, and then more importantly, work together on doing something about it.

Over the last 30 years, the network of Houses and Centres in Tasmania has grown in response to the needs of the Tasmanian community. This means that within Neighbourhood Houses on any given day you might see:

  • a young parents’ playgroup;
  • a community meeting to address a serious problem in their community;
  • a volunteer gardening and home maintenance crew heading out to assist the elderly and people with disability;
  • planning for a community fun day;
  • a community shed or garden full of people working away; or
  • a group of people talking over a cup of tea.

A key strength of Neighbourhood Houses is that they must be governed by a volunteer management committee of people who live or work in their community. They are not run by an external board or agency; they are run by the local community for the local community.

This has given many Tasmanians a chance to build their community leadership skills and to step from there to do even more amazing things for their community and Tasmania.

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