About Us

What about us? The Nagambie Lakes Community House was established in response to the need for a community centre through community action in the Nagambie area.

We are located at 363 High Street in Nagambie, which falls under the Shire of Strathbogie. At present, Nagambie has a population of around 2,000 individuals. However, with the ongoing developments in the region, the town is expected to witness significant population growth in the coming years.

our original location at Prentice St Nagambie
Our original ‘house’ in Prenctice St

The Community House has been actively developing various self-help groups and organising activities since its inception. In recent years, the house has expanded its offerings to include a broader range of courses and workshops, such as Level 2 First Aid classes, Boat Licence and Responsible Service of Alcohol, all of which are accredited.

about us - our new location at 363 High St Nagambie
Our current location is at 363 High St, Nagambie (before the garden reno)

The Committee is also working to attract younger people to join the Community House, as the typical participants are currently retired local residents over 50. We aim to encourage a more diverse age group to join to ensure ongoing membership in the years to come.

nineteen self help groups

After opening with just seven groups, NLCH currently has 19 self-help groups operating weekly or monthly, with participants ranging from 6 to 60, depending on the type of activity. The Committee aims to ensure that the groups meet the community’s needs.

‘the house’ with the new garden

These groups are run entirely on a volunteer basis, and their respective leaders capture the essence of who we are and what we do: sharing friendship, knowledge and skills.

anna close coordinator at NLCH

Anna Close

Coordinator

Recent Achievements

  • Halloween event for families
  • International Women’s Day Breakfasts with proceeds supporting chosen charities – Men’s Breakfast
  • Block Party
  • Community Pizza Night
  • Healthy Ageing Day
  • Community Carols
  • Family Walks
  • Community Quilt
  • Junior Dance Party
  • Youth Movie Night with free transportation

Historic Achievements

  • Formed Committee
  • Became Incorporated
  • Established a location on 7 Prentice Street, Nagambie
  • Successfully applied for grants
  • Organised and held Inaugural Annual General Meetings
  • Instigated Work for the Dole/Shed and Shelter Program
  • Established a community garden
  • Carried out House renovations and garden beautification at 7 Prentice Street
  • Built a pizza oven
  • Auspicing a local group for a grant to provide Christmas decorations for the main street of Nagambie
  • Supported Library Author Program
  • Applied for and received government funding
  • Employed a coordinator
  • Acquired a logotype
  • Joined GNEACC network – Goulburn North East Association of Community Centre

The NLCH Supported the wider Nagambie community during a worldwide pandemic and statewide lockdown by:

  • Creating a YouTube Advent Calendar
  • Manufacturing and delivering face masks to those in need
  • Offering to do shopping and food delivery
  • Instigating and making a community quilt
  • Print and deliver our newsletter to members without the Internet or email.
  • Received the 2020 Australia Day Award for Nagambie Community Organisation of the Year – Nagambie Lakes Community House
  • Relocated to a new larger facility in the centre of town.
  • Expanded the number of members, activities, events and programs
  • We welcomed already existing groups under the NLCH umbrella, such as GoMen, Boomerang Bags, and the Lakeside Larks.
  • Established and opened a food pantry for people in the community who are food insecure
  • Produced a monthly newsletter.
  • Received financial support to continue printing the newsletter during the length of the pandemic