Who we are

Our aim is to encourage the development of a sense of community and enhance the quality of life for families and individuals residing in Newman.

The Newman Neighbourhood Centre is one of several Community and Neighbourhood Development service entities funded by the Government of Western Australia Department of Communities to develop and coordinate service with and for members of the local community. We seek to build capacity and respond to the unique and diverse needs of individuals and families living in our community.

This is achieved by engaging and working in partnership with individuals, families and other community groups. In doing so, it provides opportunities for local people to develop skills and knowledge, build on their strengths to manage their own lives, improve personal development and enhance community interactions.

Our service model is grounded in the statement of requirements as set out by the Department of Communities, and built upon:

  • a strengths-based approach (including strategies that are designed to build on people’s skills and capabilities rather than focusing on problems);
  • community development approach to help identify and build individual, family and community strengths and capacities;
  • strategies that are sufficiently flexible to cater for the interests and needs of a diverse range of people;
  • the premise that people are an active participant in the process rather than just a recipient of the service; and
  • developing integrate responses to providing services in communities.

The service level outcomes of the Department of Communities is central to our Strategic Plan (insert document hyperlink here), and embeds principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), a bottom-up approach to community development which seeks to mobilise people, organisations and resources to come together and develop their strengths.

The NNC Strategic Vision is ‘a connected and inclusive community where people feel they belong, are valued and able to contribute.’

Our Committee


Vice Chair


General Committee Member

General Committee Member

General Committee Member

General Committee Member

General Committee Member

General Committee Member

Our Staff

Elesha Martin


Peta Baer

Centre Coordinator

Creche Staff

Our creche staff provide a valuable service for parents and carers attending the Centre for programs, workshops and events. The creche is available for children from 6 months for a fee. Bookings are essential; contact us for more information.

Our Facility

Located across the town square and major retail, the Newman Neighbourhood Centre is a modern facility generously provided by BHP for community use, including a large, open plan meeting area and kitchen, and a separate creche area leading out to a soft fall surface playground and adjacent gabled outdoor recreation area.

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