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.