JNC welcomed the move to new premises located in the heart of Bondi Junction, adjacent to Clementson Park. With over 45 people braving the ominous weather, the official opening set a positive tone of the future goals of the JNC to continue to work with local communities and in partnership with other services.
Member for Coogee, Bruce Notley-Smith, Mayor Sally Betts and Mr Timbery, an elder of the La Perouse Aboriginal Community of Botany Bay who belongs to the Gweagal & Bidjigal people, conducted the official opening of the new JNC centre located at 59 Newland Street.
For more than 40 years JNC has worked collaboratively with communities and individuals to provide a range of community services and activities. The centre in Bondi Junction aims to strengthen communities, foster inclusion and create connections for residents of the Waverley local government area.
“Today we have celebrated the opening of this new centre. Yet it is important to note that this is not our centre or Council’s centre. It is a place that belongs to the community.” General Manager, Ms. Janet Green stated.
“We encourage people who are new to the area, or wanting to make new connections or volunteer, to pop in to the centre and chat to our friendly staff. We have a range of activities and outreach services on offer and will be expanding these further with the centre now open.”
Bruce Notley-Smith, also representing the Minister for Family and Community Services at the opening, commented that “It’s great to see the Junction Neighbourhood Centre here with us in Bondi Junction.”
JNC would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication from Waverley Council staff and management to ensure the centre facilities are accessible to all. We would also like to thank members of JNC Management Team for their tireless work, and the kind contribution from Bruce Notley-Smith’s office to help with the refurbishment of the centre.
Another significant thank you to Faye Williams, a long standing former JNC management committee member, was publicly acknowledged and celebrated.
If you, or someone you know needs some support or want to be involved you can contact The JNC on 9349 8200 or pop into the new centre Mondays – Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Don’t forget to Like “The Junction Neighbourhood Centre” on Facebook.