About the Lara Community Centre

The Lara Community Centre is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1982 as a joint project of the Shire of Corio, the Lara Progress Association, the Lions Club of Lara and other organisations. It continues to facilitate community development and provide opportunities for mutual support and sharing of skills and resources to build a better quality of life for the residents of Lara and the surrounding district.

The Lara Community Centre is a Neighbourhood House with the Association of Neighbourhood Houses & Learning Centres.

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Location

9-11 Waverley Road, Lara (adjacent to  Lara's main shopping centre)

Opening Hours

9am to 3pm Monday to Friday

Last updated 7 August 2008

Office Services, Internet and Computer Access

The Community Centre offers the following office and computing services:

Fax
$1.10 per page
Photocopying
Black/white: 15c per A4 page + GST; colour: 40c per A4 page + GST
Laminating
A4: $1.10, A3: $2.20
Internet and computer access
Free
Printing from computer
20c per page

Last updated Jul 2011

Contacting the Community Centre

Contact details for the Lara Community Centre.

Aims

The aims of the Lara Community Centre are:

  • To facilitate community development and provide opportunities for mutual support and sharing of skills and resources to build a better quality of life for the residents of Lara and the surrounding district.
  • To assist in reducing social isolation in the local community, to encourage the use of the Centre and involvement in its programs by minority groups and to promote a sense of belonging and community spirit.
  • To encourage volunteer involvement.
  • To provide a venue for:
    • local groups to hold meetings
    • groups and families to hold celebrations and other functions
    • educational and recreational programs for young and old
    • access programs for the unemployed
    • a common meeting place for individuals to meet informally
  • To raise funds and seek finance for the day to day operation of the Centre.

Funding

The Lara Community Centre has been established and continues to operate on the basis of public funding grants, donations from local organisations, revenue from education courses, occasional childcare service and other activities. Public funding is received from Department of Human Services.

Committee of Management

The Lara Community Centre is run by a voluntary committee of 9 local residents. The Centre is funded through the Department of Human Services and a range of other funding bodies to which it is responsible. The Committee of Management is also responsible to the City of Greater Geelong for the management of the building and surrounds.

Centre Staff

The Centre Manager is Vivian Fry, who is assisted by a range of part-time and volunteer staff in the running of the Centre and its many activities.

Organisational Structure

  • Committee of Management

    Admin Sub-Committee
    (Voluntary Community Representatives)
    • General Administration

      (Volunteers)
      Income : Equipment Rental
      Expense : Building/Equipment Maintenance
    • Community Development

      (Centre Manager)
      Income : Government Grants
      Expense : Wages, Super, Workcover, Overheads etc
      • Classes
        Staff: Occasional Care / Vacation Care
        Income: Government Grants, Fees
        Expenses: Wages, Super, Workcover, Overheads
      • Childcare Department
        (Occasional Care/Vacation Care)
        Income : Government Grants, Fees
        Expense : Wages, Super, Workcover, Overheads etc
      • Hall Hire
        (Cleaner)
        Income : Room/Hall Rental
        Expense : Wages, Super, Workcover, Overheads etc
      • Happenings Community Paper
        (Manager/Volunteers)
        Income : Advertising
        Expense : Printing & Distribution

Last updated 20 February 2008

Related Organisations

The Lara Community Centre is currently working with the following organisations to provide services to the Lara community:

Last updated 20 February 2008