About Birallee Park Neighbourhood House

We are a busy independent neighbourhood house situated at 39 Emerald Avenue, West Wodonga.

Our programs Our programs encourage and engage members of the community to make positive change in their life, regardless of their circumstances. This is made possible by providing them with access to a flexible training space that has fully integrated sound systems, laptops, iPads and data equipment readily available in either 3 separate break-out rooms, or one large open space as required. The Neighbourhood House is also located close to local schools, and retail outlet, together with public transport for ease of access.

Our premises are very suited to hosting training workshops and our staff and volunteers have many years experience running small and large scale community training and social events and festivities, either operated solely by the House or run in conjunction with another organisation in partnership with us.
 
We are guided by a passionate committee of management drawn from vast experience in the local community and have put together a series of programs and events that seek to encourage the community into participating in workshops and training sessions designed to improve their wellbeing and are easy and affordable to access.

  • Chairperson - Ed Foulston
  • Deputy Chair - Ethal Elkington
  • Secretary – Sue Slater
  • Treasurer – David Slater
  • Committee Member - Pinky Wittingslow
  • Committee Member - Simon De Grais 

Some of the programs on offer to the community include sewing, arts and craft, woodworking, the use of power tools, digital literacy using computers and electronic smart devices, and food skills in the kitchen, with workshops changing each term as we seek to have our programs remain relevant and able to address community needs at all times. Birallee Park Neighbourhood House also partners with local mainstream and special needs schools and support networks, to provide our youth and disabled individuals with opportunities to participate in voluntary community and work experience placements with our organisation and others.

For over 9 years we have operated an emergency food relief project called “Our Table to Yours”, where we prepare meals for freezing and distribution to anyone experiencing hardship in the local community. Recipients of our meals together with our volunteers, come from a broad cross section of the community. Many charitable agencies, health providers, and social outreach organisations benefit from our meal distribution, with in excess of 25,000 meals distributed annually. Birallee Park Neighbourhood House aims to build a stronger community by encouraging those facing barriers in their lives, to get out and engage with others in the community and to participate in programs that seek to strengthen their social resilience and personal relationships.

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