The concept that was to become the Murchison and District Neighbourhood House had its beginnings in a community survey conducted in 1998. One of the community priorities that was identified in that survey was the need for a community facility to focus on providing craft, leisure and learning activities.
On 12 November 1998 a community meeting was held and a week later that steering committee was formed and arrangements were made with Murchison Community Care to use the old Bush Nursing Hospital. A mere two months after the first community meeting, the first committee of Murchison & District Neighbourhood House was formed on 14 January 1999.
As early as 1999 the Committee was approached by groups wishing to operate an opportunity shop at the House. Initial interest was from a Nagambie church group. Later local interest became apparent. In February 2001 what is now called the Pre-Loved Shop began operation as a source of funding for the House.
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As the House nears it’s twentieth year of operation, it is with pride that current members and staff can look back and celebrate the foresight shown by founding members and office bearers. It is also with pride that many of those people maintain a connection with the House, and continue to invest in its operation and success.
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