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About Us

Watsonia Neighbourhood House brings people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a community development approach.

WNH  statement supporting the Voice to Parliament

Watsonia Neighbourhood House acknowledges that the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people continue to live across the lands and waterways of Wurundjeri country, and engage in deep and continuing practices of collaboration, education, storytelling and knowledge sharing within communities. 

 

Embedding a Voice in the Constitution would recognise the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia’s history and give Indigenous communities a path to inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.

 

Watsonia Neighbourhood House builds a welcoming and inclusive community, where sharing is fostered, and people are empowered to thrive and control their own destiny.

We support the Voice to Parliament and encourage our community to walk with First Nations People on the journey to Treaty and Truth. In this way healing can continue for everyone and we can all move forward together.

Our Mission

Watsonia Neighbourhood House is a safe, welcoming and inclusive community where strengths are cultivated, lifelong learning and sharing is fostered, and people are empowered to thrive.

Our Vision

An inclusive, connected community that works together to create a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future.

Our Values

The core values that inform our work are Equity, Inclusiveness, Engagement, Diversity, Honesty and Integrity, Innovation and creativity.

Meet The Team

Lucie Holden

Manager

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Kylie Loy

Community Admin

Support Officer

Tassia Moniz

Community Project Worker

Beth Ware

Facilitator

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Watsonia Neighbourhood House is on Wurundjeri country.

Located beside peaceful and leafy Aminya Reserve at the corner of

Kenmare Street and Lambourn Road, Watsonia.

Annual Reports

Have a read through our recent Annual Reports for a snapshot of our achievements throughout the years.

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Supporters

Watsonia Neighbourhood House acknowledges the support of the following individuals and organisations:
Department of Fairness, Families and Housing for recurrent funding through Neighbourhood House Coordination Program
Banyule City Council for recurrent funding to support the provision of services and programs as well as access to grants and other supports
North East Neighbourhood House Network for providing management and governance guidance, training and resources
Banyule Neighbourhood House Network for peer support and shared projects

Banyule / Darebin Disability Peer Action Group

The World Slows Down 

A beautiful song that VALID’S Peer Action Members created over two Melbourne lockdowns in 2021. A collaboration between VALID, Olympic Adult Education and Watsonia Neighbourhood House.

Travels in a Lockdown Worlds

An online film project initiated between the VALID Banyule Darebin Peer Action Group, Jika Jika Community Centre and Watsonia Neighbourhood House during Winter 2020 lockdown in Melbourne.

Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to connect with and contribute to your local community, learn new skills and make friends. It can also help to build self confidence when job seeking and our positions satisify Centrelink's voluntary work requirements.

Our committed team of volunteers assist the running of the House in a fun and social atmosphere. Come and join us!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us 9434 6717

admin@watsonianh.org.au

Committee Of Governance

As an incorporated association we must have an elected Governance Committee, who is responsible for governance of the organisation (planning, policy and employment). The organisation uses a set of organisational values and strategic objectives to guide decision making.

You can find our latest strategic plan here.

Good governance provides organisational leadership: it shapes the organisation’s mission and values and focuses on outcomes and sustainability.

The Committee members are accountable for the expenditure of funds in accordance with the organisation’s financial management practices and funding service agreements. An Annual Report which includes annual financial statements is produced and presented at the Annual General Meeting and submitted to Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.

You can find copies of our Annual Reports here.

Our Committee members are,

Sally O’Meara President
Bob Regan
Treasurer
Luke Nelson 
Ordinary Member
Cheryl Findlay
Secretary
If you are interested in nominating for our committee of governance you can find more information here.
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