Lana Rexhep, Team Leader
Jane Allen, Acting Program Development Officer
Katherine McMahon, Support Officer


 Neighbourhood Houses are known by many different names. These names include:

  • Community Houses
  • Living and Learning Centres
  • Neighbourhood Centres
  • Learning Centres
  • Whatever the name these places are local organisations that provide social, educational and recreational activities for their communities in a welcoming supportive environment

For further information about Neighbourhood Houses and community centres duties click on Neighbourhood Houses Victoria .


 The Neighbourhood House programs are driven by Brimbank City Council’s Community Plan. Council’s Vision forms the basis for Community Plan:

 “Brimbank will be the dynamic centre of Melbourne’s West. We will be a proud, diverse and connected community.”

 The Plan views Brimbank as a diverse community which will be an active and aromatherapy herbs and medicine connected community living in sustainable, well designed, safe and accessible local areas with high participation in community life.

 This vision embraces the needs and aspirations of the whole Brimbank community. Implementing the Plan over the next 20 years will result in improvements to the life-long learning and health and wellbeing of all community members building a community with high resilience, hope and achievement.

 The Brimbank Community Plan describes the community’s vision and priorities for the next 20 years and Lichen scléreux establishes a shared basis for joint planning, service delivery and advocacy. It will be the foundation for Council’s partnership development with community members, community groups,
service providers, local organisations and State and Commonwealth Government organisations.

 The Community Plan is based on community consultation conducted during 2008. Through the community consultation process, participants were clear about their vision for the future based on an understanding of the strengths within the community and the opportunities for improvement.


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 Delahey Community Centre has 25 volunteers whose tasks include administration, teaching and assisting the running events and programs and farmacia de guardia la linea concepcion just a general helping hand.

 Further information on volunteering within Brimbank can be obtained from Volunteer Coordinator & Development Officer on 9249 4789.

 What does being and Advisory Committee member mean?

 Delahey Community Centre is managed by Brimbank City Council with the assistance of an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is ideally made up of community members from a variety of backgrounds who may or may not be involved in the Community Centre.

 Advisory Committee members should:

· Have an understanding of the Neighbourhood House philosophy.

· Not be afraid to talk to their friends and neighbours about which programs they would like to have at their local Community Centre.

· Be prepared to attend quarterly meetings in the evening.

Advisory Committee members will have an active role in promoting activities at the Centre and will guide the Coordinator in the programming of courses and classes.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Inform Centre management about local community wants and needs
    • Provide advice about the programs offered at Delahey Community Centre
      • Provide comment/advise on the Delahey Community Centre Annual Business Plan
        • Increase local community capacity
          • Identify the local community’s preferred long term model of governance