The Steels Creek Community Centre, located at 699 Steels Creek Rd, is home to a number of local special-interest clubs and groups that regularly meet here, and has hosted many community events over the years.
The Centre was nearly lost in the Black Saturday fires, but the old school building survived, thanks to the amazing efforts of a neighbouring family. In April 2012, the community celebrated the opening of a beautiful new extension and storage shed, which have extended the capability and amenity of the Centre to host a greater variety of functions and events, as well as enhancing the enjoyment of the space by regular users.
The grounds of the Centre have also been upgraded, with the inclusion of a children’s playground, placement of a memorial wood carving, improved pedestrian and vehicular access and safety, and new plantings. The Centre is thus set to continue bringing the community together for many years to come. If you haven’t visited for a while, consider coming to the Community Market – on at 10 am every 2nd and 4th Saturday in each month.
Secretary, Christine Tomlins on 5965 2080 or email
The postal address for the Centre is PO Box 72, Yarra Glen 3775.
Have Your Say
To support the Centre committee’s role in running and maintaining this asset on behalf of the community, we are interested in hearing from you with regard to any ideas you have for use or improvement of the Centre.
> Click here to provide your feedback.
The Community Centre does not receive any external funding. This is why we request a $2 donation each time you use the Centre (unless other arrangements have been negotiated for your group/function), to help cover running and maintenance costs. In addition, from time to time, we run some fundraisers.
- The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the SCCC was held on Wednesday 9 September, at 7.30 pm.
> Click here to download a copy of the AGM minutes and accompanying user-group reports.
- Consumer Affairs Victoria has endorsed the new Constitution that was voted on by members at the Special General Meeting in November 2013. Some rules that are required under the new legislation and were deemed by CAV to not be covered by the Constitution are covered by the new model rules. A copy of the new Rules of Association for SCCC is available for download below.
With increased use of the Centre for training programs, classes and workshops, in additional to regular group meetings, it’s more important than ever that Centre users leave the space in the same (or better!) condition than they found it in. This means ensuring the kitchen is tidy (glasses, crockery and cutlery washed and stored away; rubbish taken home for disposal), floors are swept clean, and tables and chair stacked away. If each event organiser takes responsibility for this each time, the space will be more enjoyable for all.
It’s also important that Centre users remember to turn the lights and heating/air conditioning unit/s off, and ensure that kettle/coffee machine/Zip units are switched off, before leaving.
For insurance and record-keeping purposes, all visitors to the Centre are required to sign in to the Register. Each event/meeting should be named and dated, with visitor sign-ins underneath.
The Centre is managed by a committee of volunteers, currently as follows:
President – John Brand
Vice-president – vacant
Treasurer – Keith Montell
Secretary – Christine Tomlins
Ordinary committee members – Geoff Townsend, Mike Hardy-Downey
Art Group representative – currently vacant (thank you to Anthea Forbes for her previous service!)
If you would like to nominate for any open positions, please feel free to contact the Secretary.