The Centre for Rural Communities

Community building is about local people working with government to strengthen their communities and improve the places in which they live.

It is also about government listening to what local people have to say and supporting them to develop projects that achieve their goals.

The Centre for Rural Communities works to support communities – and provide training for community development workers – to build skills and confidence to develop solutions to local issues.

The Centre continues to iniitiate and participate in a range of projects that help to transform rural communities.

June 16, 2018

Stories on the lake October 19th – 21st, 2018

This year we’ve meandered along, from the tip of Lake Tyers, towards the coast @ Lake Tyers Beach. We’ll share the emerging stories that change the way we see the past and the shape our idea of the future. Last year we revelled in the wisdom of Eileen Harrison, Carolyn Landon, Wayne Thorpe, Bruce Pascoe, […]

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November 6, 2017

The art of storytelling

In my annual visit to Edinburgh one of my favourite outings is taking my grandson to the John Knox, Story telling Centre. To the children’s storytelling sessions that often include music and making things.  Ideas shape the way we see the world and our place in it. So I love the way story-telling is a […]

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September 4, 2017

Continuing conversations with writers and thinkers

Hidden histories is the theme of this year’s Stories on the hill @nowa nowa hall.  Mid-day 21st October to mid-day 22nd October, 2017. Histories stored in letters, diaries, oral histories or silently in hearts and memories.  This is our third year creating a forum for writers and performers keen to both share their work and […]

Projects
November 2, 2016

Old stories gave new insights

Old stories known only to a few were shared on Saturday, October 22nd by Wayne Thorpe, Bruce Pascoe, Graham Sheil and in the evening by Jan Wositzky –leading to new insights as their contribution to Stories on the hill @ Nowa Nowa Hall. Hosted by Centre for Rural Communities and East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood […]

Projects
August 2, 2016

Stories on the hill @ Nowa Nowa Hall

You are invited to yarn at… Stories on the hill @ Nowa Nowa Hall Nowa Nowa Hall Saturday 22 October, 2016 2.00 p.m.  till 10.00 p.m.   SUPPER PROVIDED connecting stories – come to one or both an afternoon and evening of old stories with new insights Afternoon Session – 2.00 – 5.00pm 2.00 – […]

Projects
May 20, 2016

East Gippsland Environmental Sustainability Toolkit

The East Gippsland Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2008–2013 outlines East Gippsland Shire’s position on issues relating to the protection, preservation and enhancement of the environment and consolidates the Shire’s existing achievements, policies and plans about environmental sustainability. The Strategy highlights Council’s progress on major considerations for environmental sustainability – including biodiversity, water quality and consumption, greenhouse […]

Projects
May 5, 2016

The Changing Nature of Australia’s Country Towns

Edited by M F Rogers & D R Jones 28-Sep-2013 This book provides a look at our increasing understanding of the growth, stasis and decline of our country towns. It covers not only changing social and economic trends, but also the art of engagement of communities, new modes of development, water and its local management […]

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