Welcome to Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

The staff, committee and volunteers would like to warmly welcome you to our web-site. Within the pages of this site you will find information about the many programs we facilitate in the community of Toukley and the surrounding local areas.

ABOUT US

TNC Vision & Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Our vision for Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc is that of an accessible environment which gives individuals, groups and the community the opportunity to explore and meet their needs; and encourages and supports them to achieve their full potential.

 

Mission Statement

To achieve this mission we will:
  • Provide a Centre which welcomes all people without judgement.
  • Enhance the quality of life in the community by providing opportunities for personal and community growth for everyone.
  • Facilitate a self help process by assisting individuals and families with information and resources.
  • Initiate links and encourage community networks which enable people to give and receive support.
  • Encourage local community involvement in the running of the Centre.
  • Lobby for local community concerns in the broader arena.
  • “Empower” people by doing things “with” them, not “to” them or “for” them.
  • Promote community spirit.


TNC Structure

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc is a registered and managed non-profit organisation. Being a registered charity all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. As our name implies, we are an incorporated body which simply means our liabilities are limited for individual members to the amount of annual fees. Our constitution clearly sets out the rules by which the organisation is run as well as our general aims and objectives.

 

What We Do

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc - A Place to Make Friends:

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc is a registered charity which offers referral, support and information to our local community upon request. The Centre also offers opportunities for community members to visit the Centre in a social capacity through recreational activities.

 

We Provide - Groups, Activities and Courses:

  • Recreational and social groups
  • Meeting room and hall hire
  • Educational groups - learn new skills with courses/workshops like our computer courses.
  • Stamp collecting to support 3rd world country communities.


Office Hours

Campus 1 - Administration & Programs

Heador Street Community Centre
3 Heador St, Toukley

Monday - Friday

9am - 3pm

Campus 2 - Op Shop

Shop 1 - Ron Alt Lane, Toukley

Tuesday - Friday

9.30am - 3.30pm

Campus 3 - Lakes Food Care

199 Main Rd, Toukley

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

9am - 4pm

Wednesday

12pm - 4pm



History

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc has been in existence as a Community Centre since 1984, incorporated in 1987. In the past the Centre offered services such as Toukley Police Citizens Boys Club and a Food Co-op.

Today, the Centre manages numerous community projects and programs and has approximately 40 volunteers involved in all aspects of the Centre's projects. The Centre is a registered charity and depends on fund-raising for many of its activities. The Centre is situated in Heador Street Toukley. It is open Monday to Friday.

We have returned to our history by establishing our Food Care service in 2006. From 2006 to early 2011 it was supported solely by the funds raised by our Op Shop in the village green in Toukley. The service has evolved in numerous ways over the years. In April 2011 Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Inc. in partnership with Lakes Food Care officially opened their Food Care service in the East Toukley shopping district. In 2017, we were forced to relocate Lakes Food Care again due to re-development of the site. Today, we are occupying a premesis at 199 Main Rd, Toukley. We hope this will be a long lasting home for LFC.

Local member Darren Webber joined us to celebrate opening of the service which at the time assisted 280 families per week with rescued food. In July 2011 the service increased its operating hours from one day to three days per week.

The Centre receives funding to support our services. We are funded by FaCS (The Department of Family & Community Services), DSS (Department of Social Services), Department of Fair Trading, Department of Health and Aging and The National Australia Bank.


Services Timetable

For the current services timetable, please contact the centre Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Alternatively, you could join our facebook group for regular updates on programs and services.