New Administrative Headquarters for Njernda
[supplied by Jacinta Allan-Gange]
Corporate Services Team. Image: supplied
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation’s administrative and corporate services teams have moved in to a larger and more central headquarters in Echuca.
Njernda Chief Executive Officer Tracey Dillon said the move to the new office space, at 51-55 Heygarth Street, was long overdue.
“Our administrative needs had definitely outgrown our old space, and the relocation planning was well underway before either I or the new Board were in place. We’re very pleased to see it all finally come to fruition,” Ms Dillon said.
“The Njernda Executive and Corporate team has grown significantly over recent years to provide the diverse range of functions needed to keep Njernda humming for our 150 staff and for community,” she said.
“It allows all of our team to be in the one location, which means we will be more efficient, but it is also just a short walk from the centre of Echuca, will means we are more accessible as well.”
Ms Dillon said the new building would also bring to fruition plans to provide much-needed community space.
“As well as meeting rooms and space for special projects, the community has been asking us for accessible shared space, and we have work underway to make that happen,” she said.
“Community members will be welcome to come in, have a cuppa, get information, use computer facilities and get a hand with forms, or to access information and resources.
“This is not just Njernda’s new Corporate Services site, it’s a space for our Mob too, and we can’t wait to share it.”
Ms Dillon said the Njernda Aged Care team would move into the former Corporate Services building Ivy House.
“We’ve very excited about the potential that presents for us. Ivy House will be repurposed so that we can expand the support we can deliver to our Elders,” she said.
“Most importantly, it will allow Njernda to begin to deliver Home Care packages, which is an important step forward for us being able to provide safe and culturally appropriate support to help Elders stay in their own homes for longer.”
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