The North Melbourne Community Centre (NMCC) in Buncle Street, North Melbourne provides programs and services for the local community. It was developed in the 1960s, at the same time as the nearby public housing.
The facility includes spaces for hire as well as areas for sports and recreation activities. There are a number of organisations which currently provide community services at the centre, including YMCA, the City of Melbourne Family Services team, Doutta Galla Community Health Services and Brotherhood of St Lawrence HIPPY Program.
What is happening at the NMCC?
During November 2012, the City of Melbourne consulted the local community about the NMCC to find out how it is used now and to get suggestions about how it could be used in the future.
In April 2013, the Future Melbourne Committee considered a report about the future redevelopment of NMCC (PDF, 1.3MB).
The Committee approved further work to understand how a range of community services can be delivered from the North Melbourne Community Centre and other sites in the area.
The City of Melbourne is gathering more information about the NMCC, including design concepts, costings and proposed funding models. This information includes population forecasts and how City of Melbourne services could support this.
This will include additional consultation with the community about NMCC in late 2013. Further information will be considered by the Future Melbourne Committee by March 2014.
What does this mean for the NMCC now?
All services and programs at the NMCC will continue as they are currently operating. Further consultation will take place during late 2013 and by March 2014 information will be provided to the Future Melbourne Committee for consideration.
View a diagram summarising comments (.jpg, 863kb) made at the community services workshop on 8 November 2012 or a diagram summarising comments (.jpg, 119kb) made at the public workshop on 27 November 2012.
Visit the North Melbourne Community Centre consultation website for a record of online comments.
Read the report which was considered by the Future Melbourne Committee (PDF, 1.3MB) in April 2013.