What we do

Enhancing quality of life and building local capacity through a range of community services and initiatives

Aligned with a strengths-based philosophy, our Centre partners with other local agencies, organisations and resources to coordinate service delivery characterised by grass roots community development. We seek to further expand on and diversify our range of services and initiatives to the community, towards longstanding support of Newman residents. Some of our regular offerings includes:

  • Nightfields: In partnership with Newman Police, Nightfields is a community-driven program engaging Indigenous youth in sport. The Centre coordinates a meal roster with support from local businesses and organisations to provide dinner to participants each week. Contact us if you would like your local organisation to get involved, or for more information.
  • Over 55s: A weekly evening session invites this segment of our community to come along and connect over an organised activity with supper provided.
  • Womens Empowerment and Networking Series: This initiative is centred around meaningful and inclusive connection opportunities. The themed events are open to all women interested in participating, including meeting others outside of their usual circles, and learning something new. Includes guest speakers, and food and drinks for a fee. Funding is made possible through the Shire of East Pilbara.
  • Martu Playgroup: Weekly sessions to engage Martu children and assist the promotion of critical early development and skills through the provision of Toy Library services to encourage play-based learning.
  • Skills Development and Training: A range of courses and workshops are delivered in partnership across a range of areas based on availability and capacity.

Visiting programs and Events

We partner with leading WA organisations to host special offerings at our location such as Foodbank's 'BHP Pilbara Strategy' which brings nutritionists and dieticians to facilitate a range of healthy eating and cooking workshops, and Ngala's 'Pilbara Families Building Pilbara Communities' for qualified parenting support and child development workshops. These programs include scheduled visits to Newman each year.

The Centre also hosts its annual calendar of events to promote occasions of relevance to the community such as Australia's Biggest Morning tea, Neighbourhood Centre Week, Halloween and Christmas events among others.

Details for these sessions and others are announced on the calendar.

Toy Library

Newman Toy Library is a community based, non profit organisation managed by the Newman Neighbourhood Centre to provide access to a range of quality toys to help develop skills, imagination and to enrich the learning of children. Memberships are available. For more information, visit the Newman Toy Library or contact us.

Venue and Equipment Hire

Newman Neighbourhood Centre is available for use by local groups and for private functions through venue hire. A range of party equipment and supplies also available. Please see the Venue Hire form for more information.

Creche

Our fee-based creche facility for children aged from six months is open to parents and guardians attending onsite workshops and programs. Limited spots are available, and bookings are required to secure your child/s place. View enrollment form.

Products

We are stockists of Southern Forests raw honey from Nannup, WA.

Creche Membership

Express your interest in our creche or send your queries regarding this service.

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