How did we begin?
The West Moonah Community House commenced in 1985 when a group of interested people from West Moonah began to offer organised activities at the local school. After a few years, we found accommodation in an old draughty house, a few streets away from the school.By 1991, we were moved into a brand new house in Springfield Avenue.
West Moonah Community House is a home away from home for many of our community members. We adopt an open door policy encouraging every member of any community to participate in our activities and utilise our facilities.
OUR VISION: A place to come together in unity to share, learn and grow
OUR MISSION: To provide a vibrant, flexible, inclusive and safe environment where people come together to access the support and resources within the community to meet their mental, emotional, physical, social and cultural needs and aspirations.
What is a Community House?
There are 35 Community/ Neighbourhood Houses within Tasmania, 33 of which are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to work from a community development framework within their community. This is achieved by offering programs and courses of interest or identified needs to the community.
The funding provided by DHHS is used to cover wages and on-cost expenses for operating the house. Community Houses sign a service agreement with DHHS to secure this funding and would be require to comply with obligation listed by the department. This includes, but is not limited to;
- Development and implementation of a strategic plan- reviewed and reported annually
- Annual Report with Outcomes Reporting
Who can access the Community House?
The community house is accessible to all members of the community. Hiring of rooms is available to not-for-profit organisations ,individuals and businesses.