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Hello Autumn ? Winter

Thank goodness the worst of the heat is over, (at least we hope so).

As we breathe a …‘sigh’… of relief and start looking forward to comfort foods like casseroles, roasts and soups, cabbage rolls and pasta, Yum!!! Let’s see what else is happening around our area…
May things are happening around the Centre for these next two months which is, end of year for the financial sector, this means Tax Help will be back some-time in July so check our Face-book page for time and dates.

Family Support Program is charging ahead with all of its activities like homework club and playgroup. FSP also run programs like Triple P parenting programs and Well-being programs.
We have the new ONEROOF project which is working with the homeless, providing a range of allied services to assist those marginalised in our community

Have a good read of the newsletter, you may find something of interest for you, be it volunteering for one program or another, of finding a group you would like to join, like Yoga or the Women’s Friendship Group; you never know what’s out there!

So enjoy this time of the year, one of the best seasons on the Sunshine Coast and open yourselves to new ideas and projects.

How about an early spring clean of the wardrobes and cupboards? Makes you feel good.

Maroochy Women’s Friendship Group

Meet Tuesdays
The Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
5 Fifth Avenue Cotton Tree Q 4558
9.30 – 11.30am
Occasional guest speakers, Outings and Activities
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits
Cost for the morning $4.00

Need a dental check?

Dentist Dr Nirmani Abeywardana will be attending the One Roof Program every six weeks on a Thursday, to provide free dental hygiene checks from 5:30pm.

We welcome Dr Nirmani to the one roof program. Dr Nirmani Abeywardana is the lead dentist at Maven Dental Caloundra and has kindly volunteered her expertise and time to provide dental checks and tips on maintaining good oral health on a Thursday evening every 6 weeks.
The Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre’s FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM would like to thank the Maroochy RSL for their continued support for our families in 2019.


Toilet and shower facilities open to the homeless 

Up until the middle of June, the Sunshine Coast Council, Cotton Tree Caravan Park and the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre has negotiated that the Cotton Tree Caravan Park toilet and shower facilities will be open for the homeless to use.


Free Counselling

Free counselling is provided to the community at the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, every Wednesday, by an-experience and qualified Counsellor.
To make an appointment to see the Counsellor, please ring the Centre office on 5443 6696. Bookings are essential!


What's on

Community Dinners 

Dinners are going really well with between 35 – 60 participants on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.00pm – 6.30pm. Enjoy a great 2 course meal with friends.


Showering should not be seen as a luxury, however for some it is. Showers are available every Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Orange Sky Laundry 

Orange Sky Laundry provide this service of laundry washing and drying, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings in conjunction with the community dinners.

Home Work Club

This is free and available at the Maroochy Neighborhood Centre Inc every Tuesday afternoon from 3.30pm – 5.00pm no booking required.
Volunteers, are available to help you with your homework or special project.

Play Group

Everyone welcome!
Organised activities and free play for children whilst parents share their experiences and resources whilst building social networks in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Please remember sunscreen and hats.
At the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre from 9.30am – 11.30am Mondays. Cost: Gold coin donation
Call the centre on 5443 6696 for any further information


Dr Nirmani will be available as part of the ONEROOF program to run a Dentistry outreach service every six weeks at the centre on a Thursday evening from 5.30pm
Common Ground Café
Thank you
For your fundraising of

Thank you to Department of Social Services for a grant enabling us to purchase a new computer and conduct some volunteer training

Colour. Autumn is the best

Things to know 

By now, some of you would have noticed some maintenance work going on around the centre.
Challenge Employment received a grant from Skilling Queenslanders for Work, to teach Construction Cert 1, and are therefore using the centre for their practical course carrying out much needed maintenance.
Utilising a small amount of funds that the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc. has, we have been able to purchase the materials enabling us to undertake some maintenance without the cost of labour, which saves us many 10’s of thousands of dollars.
The guys and one girl are excellent, courteous, polite and respectful of the Centre. They are doing a great job, and the Centre is starting to look fresh and springly sprung inside and out.
Thank you to Challenge Employment for choosing the Centre as a project for the training course you are currently delivering.

Community Classroom – Wednesday 9am – 10:30  $25 (Discounts: upfront payment, siblings, pension)

Focusing on social and environmental education, through creative integration of a variety of subjects. Participants will lead the education throughout the year in 5 weeks blocks throughout the year, building and sustaining a community garden to help the MNC ‘one roof’ homeless program, covering the concepts of sustainability, social concerns and creating a sustainable project on a social issue. Using the subjects: community development, horticulture, history, science, geography, math, English, social enterprise, cooking, media, Art, IT, design; throughout the year topics.

Pop-Up Theatre Troupe – Wednesday 10:45 – 12pm $15 (3hrs $40, 10% upfront payment, siblings, pension) discounts
Together we will choose the topic of the term based on social and environmental concerns.  Participants will learn theatre and drama techniques such as vocal, physical and ensemble warm ups. They will also participate in process drama (Theatre in Education) to explore different topics, play building process, rehearsal and performance in a public setting.  This is a facilitated group directed theatre project based on creating ‘ short performances that get you thinking’.

Rehearsal For Real Life Homeschool Programs

Community Classroom

9 -10:30 am Wednesday Morning
Term 2, Creating a Community herb garden to address a social need,
explore current threats to sustainability and create a creative social comment.
Each program is tailored to meet the individual needs

Pop-Up Theatre Troupe

10:45am - 12PM Wednesday 
Teula De`Gars B A, B Ed, M SCD – – 0423 199 005 – rehearsal for real life on FACEBOOK
This space is available for you to advertise your own event.

Please contact Admin on 5443-6696 or email by tapping the links below

If you are a private organisation or Corporate entity a small donation would be appreciated for your advertisement
Hair cuts available at
the Community Dinners
every six weeks.

Who uses the Centre

  • Community Dinners
  • Women’s Friendship Group
  • Play Group
  • After School Club
  • Home Work Club
  • KEIHS ( Kyabra )
  • Tax Help (July2019)
  • Commercial Kitchen Hire
  • Be Caked
  • Room Hire
  • Challenge Employment
  • Yoga
  • Deaf Services Queensland
  • M.I.F.Q
  • Showers
  • Orange Sky Laundry
  • Community Garden
  • Triple P Parenting Course
  • Probus and many more!
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