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North Ringwood Community House – Business Plan Workshop

By June 12, 2009One Comment

North Ringwood Community House, is located at 120 Oban Road in Ringwood and is the only community house in Maroondah that is not located on council land.

North Ringwood Community House is unique, since it is an accredited Registered Training Organisation and offers TAFE qualifications such as Certificates III and IV in areas such as Palliative Care, Aged Care and Disability Services.

As a member of the North Ringwood Community House Committee of Management, I was invited to a workshop with other committee members, tutors and staff to discuss its business plan to guide its direction over the next three years.

The workshop identified the vision for the House and helped outline objectives that we aim to achieve over the next three years. The need for a new location featured prominently and a feasibility study to determine a new location will commence, due to State and Local government funding.

The recent announcement from the State Government and its commitment to provide $25,000 for this study will ensure that it can commence. Maroondah City Council is contributing $5,000 and council staff will be working with the House to assist undertaking this work.

The outcomes from the workshop will frame the Community House’s business plan, which will later be considered by the Committee of Management for adoption. The House’s commitment to business planning demonstrates its emphasis on good governance and delivering a sustainable future within an accessible location.

A new location and premises will ensure that the House can continue to expand its services and meet the needs of the Ringwood North and Maroondah community.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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