Welcome to Geeveston Community Centre
Geeveston Community Centre Inc, known locally as GeCo, is Australia’s southernmost Neighbourhood House and is part of the Neighbourhood House Tasmania (NHT) network. GeCo was established 31 years ago and is located in the beautiful township of Geeveston.
Our centre is warm and welcoming and there are a range of activities and resources on offer to support local people. Drop-in or get in touch.
GeCo’s mission is to mitigate the social impacts of the decline of Geeveston’s primary industries by bringing people together to focus upon opportunities, wellbeing and equity. We take a strengths approach to community development by providing spaces of safety and support so that locals feel connected to their community and we all have the opportunity to explore our gifts and talents. Our objective is to build capacity through skill development, education and by partnering with other organisations to deliver maximum social benefit.
To find out more about our history from 1980 to 2020 view our history timeline.
In 2021 we completed capital works which included a new library, computer area, dedicated exercise room, 24 hour shower and laundry and a commercial kitchen! In 2023 we upgraded our windows and cladding to help with our energy efficiency and our new carpark was completed, increasing capacity for visitors.
GeCo acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the continuing custodians of lutriwita. We live and work on melukurdee country. lutruwita milaythina pakana – Tasmania is Aboriginal Land.
GeCo receives funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, other government departments and philanthropic groups.
At GeCo our vision is to work with the community to address local needs, provide quality opportunities for learning and growth and support a vibrant sustainable community.
Our Mission has four aims:
- Connect community
- Support people
- Create opportunities and
- Encourage local leadership
We model these values:
- Respect (each other, difference, environment)
- Empower the community to take part
- Work collaboratively to improve people’s lives
We are part of neighbourhood houses across Tasmania & Australia
GeCo is part of the Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT) network. NHT is the peak body for 35 Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania.
NHT is not the decision-making body for GeCo, but exists to represent, support and enable our community house. NHT help us do what we do best-use a community development approach to support local communities in ways that make a real difference in people’s lives.
Learn more about the Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania.
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