RCCRC: The community hub of Red Cliffs
About Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre
Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre is a member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.
We are the community hub of Red Cliffs, bringing the community together to build connections, create social inclusion, empower people through adult education and share skills and resources.
Our mission is: providing resources and facilities for a vibrant sustainable community.
Activities on offer at the centre are run by staff, community members, businesses or government organisations. We are a member of Learn Local – a network of over 250 adult education providers. Through Learn Local we offer government funded courses and programs to get a job or go on to further education.
We also work in partnership with Be Connected – an Australian wide initiative empowering people over 50 to thrive in a digital world. This includes access to learning resources and support to help develop confidence in navigating the online world.
We provide our community with:
● Affordable printing, laminating and scanning
● The Red Cliffs Men’s Shed – a purpose built shed where men can gather, socialise and enjoy a wide range of activities.
● Employment agencies outreach
● Public internet access*
● Meeting rooms for service groups and businesses
● Office space for businesses, short or long term
● Health & wellbeing programs
● Meals on Wheels – provided by Sunassist volunteers
● Community lunches
● Sewing & craft groups
● Digital literacy programs
The Red Cliffs Community Centre results from several years of surveys, public meetings, input by local community groups, service providers and members of the Community.
The building was constructed in 1925 on behalf of Mr M.M. Butler. The building started life as “The diggers Rest Cafe”, but changed its name to “Steak and Hoist” because meals were “Hoisted” up to the diners on the front veranda.
Other uses of the building include a lead lighting shop, a mixed business and deli (during which time Horeground Ginger Beer was manufactured and sold on the premises), hairdressers and a boarding house.
Mallee Family Care purchased the building in September 1991. After renovations, the Centre was opened May 1992.
In 2007 the building was bought by the Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre Committee and became its own identity, separating from Mallee Family Care.
The centre is now operated by a committee of management who ensure it runs to benefit the community.