Heard of co-working? It's where you can hire a desk in a well-equipped office for the day, a week, a year - an alternative to a long commute, or from working at home when working at home's not working! Creeds Farm is well set up to be a co-working space and the City of Whittlesea and Creeds willl to make space available here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July; let the manager know if you'd like to be involved -
The Community Garden group has been doing great things - workshops on Kids Gardening in October and "Gardening in Difficult Soils" in November saw many new faces, the group has been successful in getting a grant to build a shed on site, and has recently signed up to hostLocal Food Connect food swaps. Next Event: the Amazin' Shed Raisin' on Sunday 26 May from 10:30 am to noon.
The Centre hosts these groups at the Centre:
- Elders Making A Difference (Aboriginal Planned Activity Group)
- Future City Church
If you are interested in learning more about any of these groups, please contact the manager:
- African Cultural Group
- Living Water Community Church
- Sew Happy (Craft Group)
- English as a Second Language Playgroup
- Family Access Fun Group
- Hope and Faith Group
- Hindu Prayer Group with Melbourne Vishnu Durga Hindu Religious Services
- Yoga with Nathan Elijah
- First Aid Courses with Northern Care First Aid
- All Dance Company
Aurora Community Association website
The local Aurora Community Association has a great webstie at: http://www.aurora.asn.au/
The paper is available at the Centre from Tuesday morning. Some copies are also left at the Cafe for after hours access.
The Centre is currently funded to open 20hrs a week - please call us on 03 9023 4606 for opening hours.
A bit about us...
CFLLC is located approximately 4 kilometres to the north west of Epping town centre on Melbourne’s urban growth boundary (in the 'Aurora' housing estate). The Centre is a collaborated effort to place early infrastructure in a growing area, which anticipates up to 8,000 households and an increased population of 25,000 people to the area.
The concept of developing an early hub for community activities and services resulted from broad consultation undertaken in 2004. This research recognized the desire of residents to feel connected to their new community and foster its fledgling identity and sense of place.
The Centre includes a meeting room, program spaces, training areas, a community kitchen and garden.
The Centre is unique in that it also doubles as an eco-demonstration house, and is committed to showcasing sustainable design and behaviour
- The building design is innovative in its commitment to:
- Adopting environmentally sustainable design principles
- Identifying flexible design principles to adapt to multiple uses that change over time;
- Interactive design principles that promote inclusivity, involving community and connecting people;
- Durability and low lifecycle maintenance.
The development of the project reflects a long term collaboration between the local community, North East Neighbourhood House Network, the City of Whittlesea, Melbourne Citymission, The Hornery Institute and VicUrban. This partnership approach has been perpetuated through the establishment of an independent not-for-profit Incorporated Association initially governed by a group of founding partners. Over the next nest few years, the Incorporated Association will work to ensure the complete transition of governance to the local community