Northcliffe - our community
Southern Forests, Western Australia
Despite the closure of the Westlink serivce, the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre live broadcasts of Perth music and theatre events look set to continue. The events are now be called ‘Lotterywest Live Broadcasts’.
Our first Lotterywest Live Broadcast on 18th May was of the fantastic Australian play ‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’ by playwright Ray Lawler. This production by WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company, was deemed to be excellent by the group who attended.
Those who came along had fun discussing a few different interpretations. Sugarcane cutters Roo and Barney have had 16 years of legendary off-season celebrations with Olive, Nancy and Bubba. Now the seventeenth year and inevitable change has arrived, along with the judgemental Pearl (pictured below, played by Alison van Reeken). Thanks Lotterywest.
These are free events. All in the community are welcome to come along and enjoy our big screen, fabulous sound system, comfortable venue and the great company of other Northcliffe music and culture lovers. Watch our noticeboards and website for the next one.
We recently wrote an article for the local community newspaper sharing the bad news about what upcoming funding cuts will mean for the Northcliffe's Community Resource Centre.
Northcliffe CRC prints the Karri Pigeon which this article appeared in and provides a huge amount of support to the publishers, Northcliffe Community Development. We partner with and/or provide resources and services for pretty much every significant community group in town including the Pioneer Museum, the Recreation Centre, Southern Forest Arts, Northcliffe Family and Community Centre, Men's Shed, the Soccer Club, Crowea Village, the Golf Club and many more. We also support our local businesses with resources and printing, marketing support and more. We developed and operate this website, and we have 105 financial memberships, which include families, businesses and individuals. In a town the size of Northcliffe this is pretty amazing! We believe this makes us Northcliffe's most well supported and depended upon community organisation. The range of activities and regular resources and support we provide is a whole seperate article which we will be writing soon. If you live in Northcliffe you know the value of our CRC. Many other regional communities in WA with CRCs will be feeling the same right now.
If you share our concerns and want to make a difference then please write to the Minister responsible for these cuts:
Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC
Minister for Regional Development
11th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Otherwise you can phone the Minister's office on (08)65526200 or email Minister.MacTiernan@dpc.wa.gov.au
You may also want to talk to your local member (especially if they are a member of the Labor party), or write to the State Premier's office.
Oil development in the Great Australian Bight has the potential to affect coast communities from Augusta to Melbourne. Michelle is touring the countryside to screen this 40 minute documentary to raise awareness of the issues. Operation Jeedara is a free screening at Northcliffe CRC. The screening begins at 6pm and no RSVPs are required. Enquiries Michelle Schleidgen-Smith 0487216313. Poster.