Explore the origin of our centre.
The Making of Our Centre
Iramoo Community Centre was officially registered in July 2004 under the Associations Incorporation Act. We are a registered not-for-profit agency and provide a broad a range of short courses, community programs and services for people of all ages and abilities, with the intent to build diverse community and social networks within Wyndham, one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne. The Centre’s facilities are also available for hire.
The Association is managed by a volunteer community based Committee of Management with day-to-day authority delegated to the Centre Manager. Membership is open to any interested community member for a small annual fee.
The Centre is a member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres (ANHLC) and receives Neighbourhood House Coordination Program funding to provide a balanced mix of programs and community strengthening activities. The community centre’s physical facilities are owned and maintained by Wyndham City Council, and the surrounding grounds are maintained by Parks & Gardens.
The Centre was formerly named the Wyndham Vale Resource Centre and located at 28 Ridge Drive, Wyndham Vale. The Resource Centre was in operation from 1989 to 2004 until the new building, located at 84 Honour Avenue, was complete. Some of the original programs continue to this day and include the long standing Tuesday Social Group. In 2010, the Centre renewed its presence at Ridge Drive by working in partnership with the Eco-Living Centre to establish a studio space, Honour Arts Studio, enabling more artistic programs to develop.
On a day-to-day basis, the Centre is typically a busy hub of classes, programs and events. Many of our programs have developed through partnerships with individuals, local organisations, schools and businesses that have similar values to the Centre. In partnership, we strive to build a strong, healthy and resilient community that provides opportunities for all members of our diverse community.