Opens 14th May: Offering Hairdresser, Barber and Massage Services.
The Story: How it became a community enterprise.
The Wedderburn Community House offers a considerable range of facilities and services to the residents of Wedderburn, Korong Vale and the surrounding District. The House is run by a team of dedicated front desk volunteers and 3 part time staff. Our catering volunteers cook superb meals for the community on Wednesdays and do part time catering throughout the year. Without these wonderful volunteers the Centre would not be able to operate.
We are situated in the old Wedderburn Primary School building located at 24 Wilson Street, Wedderburn, on the corner of Chapel and Wilson Streets.
The Wedderburn Community House offers many varied services to the community including Centrelink/Medicare Agency, Vic Roads Agency, Gymnasium, Foodbank, Community Lunches, Lifestyle Courses, ACFE pre-accredited courses, Internet Café, SkillsPlus Job Seekers Agency, Photocopying and much more. We have a growing membership base who receive huge reductions to gymnasium fees, photocopying, laminating, faxing and internet café charges.
For only $6 per annum you can become a member and receive these discounts and by doing so also support YOUR Community House.
We have a great Community Garden – Poo to Plate, with 6 vegetable beds, an orchard and a propagation nursery with local plants that we know are going to survive the harsh conditions in the area. This garden was constructed by Robbie Collins and his Work For The Dole participants and is a credit to them and all the work they have and continue to put into your Community Garden. We use the produce from the garden for our community lunches and Foodbank. We also make our own home made tomato sauce which has been a huge success and absolutely delicious. You are more than welcome to visit the garden during House opening hours by just collecting the key at the front desk and returning when you are finished. Where else can you get a free garden bed, water and soil to grow your own crop!
We also sell local produce from within the Loddon Shire and make up gift hampers to sell. So come and have a look at what is on offer in the area – you’ll be amazed! We can also make up hampers with produce of your own choice and prices to suit all budgets.
We have just had extensive renovations to the old building and in addition a new building has been added with offices for IDHS (Inglewood & District Health Services) and the Loddon Visitor Information Centre. IDHS services include Social Workers, Podiatrist, Dietician, Physiotherapist, Diabetes Educator, Asthma Educator, Pap Test Nurse, Alcohol & Drug counselling, Mental Health Nurse, Arthritis Support Group, Strength Training twice a week at our gymnasium, Community Health Nurse and Loddon Shire Council Maternal Health Nurse.You can read about these facilities and services in more detail in these pages by accessing the Services heading in the menu items above.
We would love you to come and visit, have a cuppa and tell us what you want YOUR Community House to do for you! We are always open to suggestions and love to hear new ideas and meet new people.
Wedderburn Newsletter – “Scoop & Scuttlebut”
The Community House took over the publication of the local newsletter in July 2014 with the assistance of a grant from the Loddon Shire. The newsletter will now be published every month and delivered to all households in the local area by Australia Post. The newsletter is published as a free service to local residents, however advertising from local businesses is welcome to support the costs involved in creating the newsletter.
For information on how you can advertise, contact the Community House on 54943489. The newsletter will be published on this website also which will maintain archives of all publications. Links to the electronic version will be published in the Community House’s newsletter (subscribe here) and also on their Facebook page. If you have missed a version, or want to catch up with the local news, you can see the newsletters on the Wedderburn Newsletter page.