What is Woomera?
Woomera Aboriginal Corporation is represented by a Board of Directors and Executive elected annually from the Corporation membership and incorporates the following programs:
- Social housing to accommodate Aboriginal families
- Koori Kindermanna Preschool & Supported Playgroup
- Parent and Community Engagement Program (PaCE)
- Homeless Action Program
- Community Hub
Aboriginal Social Housing
Woomera Aboriginal Corporation leases local properties which are co-managed with a local real estate agent. These units and houses are available for lease to local Aboriginal families. Individuals and families who want to apply for housing should put their names on the waiting list.
Koori Kindermanna Preschool & Supported Playgroup
The Preschool currently has 25 places for 3 – 5 year olds. The service provides:
- a nutrition program
- home liaison visits
- health and education
- supported playgroup
- personal development programs
… for the children and their parents. Koori Kindermanna is located next door to Woomera and will accommodate 25 children each day.
PaCE (Parent & Community Engagement)
PaCE is a community driven program funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to support Aboriginal Community to better engage with the education system for improved educational outcomes for their students. The PaCE program has an office in the Woomera Community Hub. Staff run workshops and offer support to help build parents relationships so they can better engage with their children’s school.
About the Community Hub
The Woomera Community Hub provides office space, a meeting room and a training room for the use of community groups and organisations. The space can be hired for regular use by community groups or ‘one-off’ information or training sessions. Please contact the Community Hub Co-ordinator if you are interested in running Community programs from the premises.
About the NSW Homeless Action Plan
The target group for this service is “people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are at risk of homelessness”.