Welcome to East Creek Community Centre
East Creek Community Centre is a catalyst for community development.
Our dedicated paid staff and volunteers have provided services, support, advice, advocacy and professional development for over 30 years.
We work with community groups and individuals throughout Toowoomba.
East Creek’s programs are for everyone – children, adolescents, young adults, seniors, people with disabilities, multicultural groups and those who are socially isolated.
We encourage all members of the community to participate.
Please refer back to this page regularly for any major updates / public service announcements. You will find any such announcements directly under this heading.
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Compulsory ‘Check-in-QLD’ App on Entry (Early July 2021)
Please be advised that, in line with QLD Government regulations (specific details available at the following link – https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld), East Creek will be enforcing the manfatory use of the ‘Check in QLD’ App for all individuals that present on East Creek grounds for any purpose from 1am 9th July 2021. For those individuals who do not possess or do not have a smartphone on their person with the App installed, the Centre can check-in attendees digitally using the Centre Mobile, and will have receptionists available to assist this. In the interim, we are encouraging everybody to sign in using the ‘Check in QLD’ App ahead of time when they attend so they can make the transition smooth and as easy as possible. Failure to sign in will result in any attendees being asked to leave the premises. Should you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to assist you/ Our apologies for any inconveniences caused, and we thank you for playing your role in being COVIDSafe.
East Creek Playgroup Recommencement (Late June 2021)
Please be advised that East Creek is recommencing its Community Playgroup after a long hiatus. This is a small social group for young children to play and engage with the world around them under supervision. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their child’s learning and to socialise with other parents to share tips, tricks and develop lasting friendships. Please take a look at the particulars below, and we look forward to seeing mums and bubs in attendance.
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am fortnightly (unless otherwise specified)
East Creek Communtiy Centre
43 Kitchener St, East Toowoomba
(07) 4639 2755
NILS Loans (Early June 2021)
Please be advised that for enquiries pertaining to the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS), East Creek is unable to commence or process any applications, as we have not been responsible for provision of NILS Loans since the conclusion of the Energy Savvy Program in December 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We can, however, assist with form filling and Justice of the Peace services as part of the process once the application has been commenced at a current NILS provider, like the St Vincent de Paul Society. Please contact them on 1800 846 643 for should you wish to commence a NILS Loan request.
East Creek has Returned! (Early January 2021)
Quick public announcement to let everyone know that East Creek has reopened as of 18th January 2021. Activities will regularly recommence in the next few weeks at varying times, so please take a look at the first page of the OPAP Newsletter (under the OPAP Services heading across the top of this page) to see when the group you are interested is set to return. Please get in touch with us if you believe something is unclear, and we will get back to you shortly. And finally, a warm welcome back to all. Here’s hoping to a bright and positive 2021 🙂
Recommencement of Programs at East Creek – October 2020 onwards
As at this stage, all activities have recommenced and are functioning as normal, with the exception of the OPAP Activity, Morning Tea at the Movies. Keep your eyes on this page for more information as it develops.
Message from Bea…
Stay up to date with developments from our Older Person’s Action Program (OPAP) Co-Ordinator Bea. From social groups to outings with friends, there’s sure to be something on offer to appease all eligible individuals.LEARN MORE
Tales from the IT Corner
That stubborn computer / phone / tablet / technical thingamajig not behaving the way you want it to? Drop by the IT Corner, and have one of our skilled, friendly and patient volunteers take a look, fix, and / or teach you the in’s and out’s, no matter the issue. We run our affordable ($3.00 – $5.00 per session negotiable) one-on-one sessions that go at your own pace to make sure you’re never left behind, so give it a try.
Spelling it out with the Community Literacy Program
Primarily aimed at adults and those of a non-English speaking background (but open to anyone with some English understanding), the Community Literacy Program (CLP) supports those who struggle with certain elements of English literacy and numeracy. These tailored sessions include one-on-one 1hr / week contact time with an experienced tutor that focuses on your area of need. Call the Centre to arrange a time without CLP Co-Ordinator to get started.
Contact us / Feedback
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