Wallan future hub on the move

The committee meet online via a Zoom call to discuss the plans of the Wallan Future Hub. Pictured clockwise from top left, social media officer Emma Linton, chair Nikki Simos, treasurer Danni McDougall and social media officer Emma Sanz.

A SIX-person committee will manage the work of Wallan Future Hub as it searches for a new home to continue working in community connections.

Wallan Future Hub chair Nikki Simons said the committee was made up of members who were involved in the launch of the hub and community members who organised activities and projects.

“The committee has a range of skills including leadership, financial experience, community development and networking,” Ms Simos said.

“A number of members also belong to other local community groups.

“The [hub] is no longer operating from the old Wallan police station, but we are looking forward to opening up again in a physical space again in the near future.

“We understand the importance of having a place where community and individuals can connect, collaborate and create new opportunities and activities.”

Ms Simos said the purpose of Wallan Future Hub was to facilitate connection in the community.

“Our purpose is to be a community connection point, creating opportunities for Wallan and surrounds,” she said.

“The group has been working on the development of a local social enterprise that will enable the hub to remain sustainable into the future.”

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the group is unable to offer face-to-face activities and programs and has instead opted for online connection.

“We have a strong online presence during COVID-19 – Real Time Real Topics, and Young Hustlers and more,” Ms Simos said.

“We are keen to connect with our multi-cultural and youth community members.”
Programs and online discussions being hosted by the committee can be found on its Facebook page, Wallan Future Hub or Your Mind Ahead.

For more information, or to contact someone from the hub, visit wallanfuturehub.org.au.