Who we are

PBNC is a busy and socially inclusive centre which operates within a multipurpose complex (located next to the Pottsville HealthOne Centre – an integrated community health centre/medical centre) servicing residents on the NSW Tweed Coast, and neighbouring areas. It has numerous buildings, services, programs, and events which are managed for community benefit. It has robust infrastructure but no recurrent funding. It has a proven record in forging and maintaining partnerships to address disadvantage.

PBNC’s vision is to maintain and support a community that is strong, inclusive and connected. Its mission includes developing and maintaining partnerships to provide services and supports based on identified need to improve the quality of life of its community. PBNC has a priority focus on the needs of those who are socially, economically and geographically disadvantaged. PBNC has a robust system of management across the entire organisation and is well known for its community work and positive results.

PBNC is able provide a multitude of community capacity building opportunities,and achieve outstanding results in doing so, through a key partnership with Tweed Shire Council.”

Below is a video of the official opening of the main administration building in 2012.

Who we work with

Positive results for Tweed Coast communities have been enabled through strong partnerships with key departments, agencies and community alliances, including:

  • Tweed Shire Council
  • C’th Dept Human Services – National and local offices
  • NSW Family and Community Services
  • Consortium of Neighbourhood Centres – Far North Coast (CONC)
  • Local Community Services Association
  • Good Things Foundation
  • Tweed Tech
  • Tweed Coast Psychology and Educational Programs
  • Closing the Prison Gap Group
  • Uncle Magpie and New Soul Projects
  • Angie McColl Counselling and Supervision
  • Nortec Ltd
  • Co-operative Legal Services Delivery Group
  • Tweed Domestic Violence Integrated Committee
  • Tweed Goori Interagency Network
  • Tweed Shire Youth Services’ Network
  • Pottsville Refugee Support Group
  • Kinship Festival Committee
  • Reliable Education and Reliable Income
  • Top Rank Designs
  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church – Murwillumbah
  • Pottsville Community Preschool
  • Pottsville Beach Public School
  • Murwillumbah Primary School
  • St Ambrose Primary School
  • Gumnuts Early Learning Centre and Preschool
  • Boomerang Bags Head Office
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • The Clothing Recycling Centre
  • Tweed Coast Protective Services
  • Probus Club of Tweed Coast
  • Cabarita Beach and Pottsville Beach Lions Club
  • Pottsville and District Men’s Shed
  • National Reading Writing Hotline
  • Training Ideas
  • Pottsville Hall Committee
  • Pottsville Community Association
  • Pottsville Neighbourhood Watch
  • Share the Dignity
  • YWCA Communities for Children
  • Jane Buxton Forest Therapy
  • Numerous community service providers within our local and regional service networks
  • Numerous private providers delivering community training, health and wellbeing activities
  • Numerous private vendors, special interest and entertainment entities through PBNC’s community arts, crafts and produce markets

Sustainability

Click here to read an article about PBNC’s sustainability practices. Visit our sustainability page for more information about our programs and how to get involved.

Lew’s Sustainability Coaching – People can see Lew to assist them in reviewing their utilities, telecommunications and other living expenses, to find ways to save money and live more sustainably. Appointments can be made (usually on a Wednesday) by contacting the centre.  

Association Membership

Association membership is a tangible measurement of community support.

PBNC relies heavily on community support. This support may come in various ways: donations to the Opp Shop, volunteering, participating in programs, joining our Association etc.  By becoming a member of the Association you are showing that you are committed to PBNC’s vision, mission and objectives to bring about improvements to people’s lives.

To join our association please fill out the Membership Application by clicking the button below, then return it to our front desk.