MCRN is the Mountains Community Resource Network and we are the peak body for community organisations in the Blue Mountains.


Our goal is to lead and support a sustainable community sector in the Blue Mountains by:

bulletpoint10x11teal bringing organisations together 
bulletpoint10x11teal building sector and community capacity, and
bulletpoint10x11teal resourcing, representing and advocating on behalf of the sector at all levels

  • Photos courtesy of Jackie Delaney

    MCRN is committed to Equity and Social Justice.

  • MCRN works to empower the local community by supporting, resourcing and representing community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN supports an inclusive local community and celebrates diversity.

  • MCRN works to develop a resilient community in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN connects the local community through networking and supporting community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

Upcoming Sector Meetings

25 Oct 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
30 Oct 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Nov 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
22 Nov 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
27 Nov 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
11 Dec 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Dec 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Community Sector Jobs

 


Youth Care Coordinators, Marathon Health AU, Lithgow & Bathurst.
Applications close Wed 17 Oct.


Disability Project Officer, Equity & Diversity, Western Sydney University, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 19 Oct.


Disability Support Workers, Edmen, Katoomba.
Applications close Sat 20 Oct.


Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Australia, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Alcohol & Other Drug Counsellor/Groupworker, Lives Lived Well, Lithgow.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.


Service Manager, LikeMind, Orange.
Applications close Mon 22 Oct.


Transition Worker, Community Restorative Centre, based in Penrith.
Applications close Tues 23 Oct.


Aboriginal Casework Managers, NSW FACS, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Wed 24 Oct.


Team Administrator, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Applications close Thurs 25 Oct.


Communications & Marketing Officer

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  • Fire Stories: Living With Risk

A moving documentary of one community’s experience of surviving and then rebuilding after the 2013 bushfires.  

NOTE:  Two additional FREE screening events have been arranged:

1. At the Fairmont Resort at Leura - 7pm THIS THURS 6 Sept

2. At the Springwood Hub -1.30pm THIS SAT 8 Sept (as part of the Bushfire Building Conference and Community Expo)

PLEASE DO THE PRE-VIEWING SURVEY BEFORE YOU GO! Click here - www.firesurvey.com.au

DVDs now available via:  Megalong Books (Leura), Turning Page (Springwood), Glee Books (Blackheath) & National Parks & Wildlife (Katoomba). 

 

  • Emergency Readiness - GCT

Throughout Spring 2018

Great Community Transport clients

Transport drivers & Facebook: GreatCommunityTransport 

 

  • Emergency Readiness – Volunteer Home Visitors

Throughout Spring 2018

Neighbourhood Centres 'Volunteer Home Visitors’ clients 

 

  • Emergency Readiness – BM Food Services

Throughout Spring 2018

Food Services clients 

 

  • Residents of Yondell/Bee Farm - Street Meeting

Faulconbridge RFS & Springwood Neighbourhood Centre

1st September, 2:00-4:00pm

Cnr Yondell Avenue & Bee Farm Road, Springwood

Adrian: 0468 314 372;

Facebook: FaulconbridgeRuralFireBrigade 

 

  • BMEE Bushfire Building Community Forum

8-9 September

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Springwood Theatre & Community Hub

https://bmee.org.au/category/bushfire-conference-comm/ 

 

  • MOCS Play in the Park – ‘What Happens When Plan A Doesn’t Work?’

Discussion session with RFS for parents

12th September, 10:00am-12:00pm

Buttenshaw Park, GWH Springwood

Jane: 4758 6811; Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Hazelbrook Scout Hall Playgroup – ‘What Happens When Plan A Doesn’t Work?’

Hazelbrook Scout Hall, 70 Railway Parade, Hazelbrook

Discussion session with RFS for parents

20th September, 10:30-11:30am

MOCS: 4758 6811; Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Warrimoo Public School & Warrimoo Bushfire Brigade Open Day

Free sausage sizzle & kids’ fun activities; RFS tips & advice on preparing for the coming season

22nd September, 10:00am-2:00pm

16-30 Florabella Street, Warrimoo

Facebook: WarrimooBushfireBrigade

  

  • RFS Get Ready! Weekend Open Days

22-23 September

The following Brigades are participating:

  • Blaxland
  • Blackheath/Mt Victoria
  • Bullaburra
  • Hazelbrook
  • Katoomba/Leura
  • Katoomba South
  • Lawson
  • Linden
  • Medlow Bath
  • Megalong Valley
  • Mount Riverview
  • Valley Heights
  • Warrimoo
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Winmalee

Contact your local Brigade for more information  

 

  • North Katoomba Meet Your Street

23rd September, 2:30-5:00pm

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Katoomba North Primary School, Barton Street

Family & community day – free activities, fun & food, stalls, local RFS - just turn up!

Josie: 4782 1117;  Facebook: KatoombaNeighbourhoodCentre

 

9:00-3:00, 24th-28th September

GWH, Blackheath

Come & get some one-to-one support with installation & use of emergency apps (especially FiresNearMe & MyFirePlan) on your smartphone or tablet.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 4787 7770

 

Katoomba North Primary School, Barton Street

Family & community day – free activities, fun & food, stalls, local RFS - just turn up!

Josie: 4782 1117;  Facebook: KatoombaNeighbourhoodCentre

 

9:00-3:00, 24th-28th September

GWH, Blackheath

Come & get some one-to-one support with installation & use of emergency apps (especially FiresNearMe & MyFirePlan) on your smartphone or tablet.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 4787 7770

 

  • Holiday Fun Morning

3rd October, 10:00am-12:00pm

Noble Street Park, Bullaburra

Liz: 4758 6811; www.mocs.org.au;

Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Get BUSHFIRE READY using technology!

Thursdays in October, from 1pm

Springwood Drop-In Centre, 3/163 Macquarie Rd (next to Blooms)

Book:  4751 4956

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  • Planning for Animals in Emergencies Seminar

6th October, 10:00am-3:00pm

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Springwood Sports Club, Macquarie Rd., Springwood

Come for a session, or come for the day

Morning tea provided; gold coin donation

Register: on Facebook: BlueARC; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre: 4754 4050

 

  • BM Aboriginal Culture & Resource Centre's Outreach Day - Connecting Services to Community

12th October, 10:00am-2:00pm

Lunch provided, kids' activities, community services

ACRA, 14 Oak Street, Katoomba

Jade:  4782 6569

Facebook: BlueMountainsAboriginalCultureResourceCentre/

 

For more information on 5 simple steps to being prepared:  www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/getready

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