The Altona Meadows Community Centre was established in 1991 as a result of the recommendations of a Recreation Needs Study conducted in 1988 and covering the Cities of Altona and Werribee. The study, which surveyed households throughout the two cities, found that Altona Meadows was a quickly developing area, but with very limited transport and childcare services, and very few facilities for leisure and recreation. The number of young families in the area was much higher than regional and national averages.
These recommendations guided the design of the Altona Meadows Community Centre, which was officially opened on the 5th of May 1991.
“Neighbourhood Houses & Community Centres bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community, through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach”
Our organisation values the individuality and uniqueness of every person wishing to access our facilities, either as a participant, visitor, volunteer, staff or committee.
We welcome difference and actively work toward ensuring fair and equitable opportunities and access to all our services to our local and surrounding communities.
We recognise that centre users should and will be involved in the consultation process and be given opportunity to have input into decision making.
Ensure we are responsive to community needs through provision of all our programs & services.
Our Planning Principles:
- Universal access
- Education & Training
- Community Participation & Management
- Culturally & developmentally responsive
- Flexible provision
- Community development
- Local planning and coordination