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Peninsula Community Centre closure & resume dates

The Peninsula Community Centre office will be closed for a short period over the Christmas and New Year period.

Peninsula Community Centre Office Closure - 

Thursday 21 December 2017 - Monday 15 January 2018

Please find following an overview of the closure and reopening dates for Community Centre activities.

We wish all our friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

New CEO appointed - Theresa Mason

Coast Community Connections has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, Theresa Mason, effective as of 14 November 2017.

Theresa brings a wealth of experience to the organisation after a successful 30 years in the banking and finance sector. Working within this industry, Theresa undertook various leading roles within sales and marketing, bank operations, digital technology development as well as service provision.

Keep Looking When Cooking

Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended? Coast Community Connections is supporting Fires & Rescue NSW's Keep Looking When Cooking campaign.

To help prevent kitchen fires, Fire & Rescue NSW has released the Keep Looking When Cooking mini mag. Available in cafés, bars, community centres and other locations all over NSW, it features a great collection of recipes from firefighters that will give you the answer to that perennial question – “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Minister launches Coast Community Connections Youth Program

Minister for Multiculturalism The Hon. Ray Williams MP today visited Coast Community Connections’ Evolution Youth Services to launch a special program funded by the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program.

The Youth Opportunities Program provides grants to organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive development focus on the community.

Minister Williams officially launched the not for profit organisation’s new Teen Mental Health First Aid Training Project, which will see the introduction of a program for years 10, 11 and 12 students to support them to recognise the signs of mental health problems.

Coast Community Connections was successful under the 2016 Youth Opportunities Program funding and developed this project as a result of a survey completed by 700 local young people, in which 80 per cent recognised the need for improved information on mental health issues.