We are a community owned business located in the heart of Northcliffe and part of the WA Community Resource Network. Community Resource Centres (CRCs) are friendly, locally owned and operated service and information centres.
At Northcliffe CRC we are known, in our own community, for the quality of our computer and printing services, and our desire to help our customers.
We provide a Human Services access point (for Medicare and Centrelink) and free computer use for those accessing online Government services.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-5pm
Friday 9am- 6pm
24 -7 - 365
For a number of years CRCs have received critical funding assistance through the Government of Western Australia's Royalties for Regions program.
Our Constitution can be accessed here
A Little CRC
Each month we create a page with computer and online security tips and news from the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre. This is provided online as well as printed and distributed in Northcliffe's monthly paper, The Northcliffe Karri Pigeon. Access the Latest Edition or browse a list of previous editions available for download.
Northcliffe Community Calendar
Each month Northcliffe Community Resource Centre compiles all the information we can about upcoming activities in Northcliffe. This is provided online as well as printed and distributed in Northcliffe's monthly paper, The Northcliffe Karri Pigeon. Access the Latest Edition or browse a list of previous editions available for download.
Our current trainee, Damon, is very close to finishing his second and final qualification completed as a traineeship at the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre. The qualifications have been a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Business.
This means there may be an opportunity opening up for you! Job advertisements will be prepared and published around February 2016. However there's no need to wait - make personal contact with our Manager if you want to discuss a trainee position at the NCRC.
We actively maintain up-to-date computers and software and do our best to ensure fast internet access for all users. Many members and guests make use of our affordable printing, Kodak booth, meeting facilities, phone, scanner, fax, and more. We have everything you need to get your business done.
Computer support is available, including help to maintain your own home computer, and one-on-one training sessions. For those on a budget come along on Tuesday
As well as a Centrelink and Medicare Access Point, the CRC provide free access to our computers and printing for those accessing government websites (a fair use policy applies).
Wi-Fi internet access is available, barring technical hiccups, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, within and around the building via Wi-Fi, including in the large car park. Some of our customers like to buy tickets in advance and tap away in the comfort of their car. Wi-fi passes are available from the Northcliffe CRC (open 6 days per week) or the Northcliffe Visitor Centre (open 7 days per week). Buy your passes in advance for after-hours access.
Activities and Training
Annual activities program:
- Photo competition and exhibition at Painted Tree Gallery.
- GIMP (free software) photography and image manipulation workshop.
Regular activities program:
- Marketing Support Packages for businesses (Apply here).
- Westlink simulcasts of live musical and theatrical events from Perth.
- Family History Group, 10am at NCRC every third Sunday of the month. (Phone Kerry on 9776 7345)
- The wildly popular GLITCH kids computing (for ages 10 and up), at the NCRC after school each day, and in particular on Thursdays and Fridays when we open until 6pm, on Saturday mornings 9am-noon, and of course school holidays. Staff do not have childcare qualifications and participating kids need to be able to look after themselves.
- Club ROMP, a nightclub style dance event created by CRC Assistant Manager Jacqui, and now continued by DJ Chris and the Northcliffe Workers Club in partnership with NCRC.
- Film Club. Keep on eye on our Calendar page and local noticeboards for film events.
Social, Business and Economic Development Activities taking place at the Northcliffe CRC include activities in response to local opportunities, events and needs as well as our annual program and regular activities. We are open to partnering with local groups and individuals who wish to stage activities so talk to us if you have an idea.
Western Australian Community Resource Network
Over 100 Community Resource Centre across the state form the Western Australian Community Resource Network, which is supported by the Department of Regional Development and the Royalties for Regions initiative.
Each CRC is different, depending on local needs, and the input and talents of their local committees, staff and volunteers. Individual specialties of CRCs include wide format printing (a Northcliffe speciaility), 3d printing, child-care, visitor services, libraries and much more.
At Northcliffe we specialise in supporting the printing and reproduction needs of artists and photographers. We also scan and retouch old photographs, and design and print brochures and business cards.
The NCRC is supported by Northcliffe community volunteers who provide a management committee and who volunteer in the day to day running of the centre alongside four paid staff including one trainee. Ongoing annual funding for the NCRC has been provided by the Government of Western Australia since 1994 and is now 100% sourced from the Government's Royalties for Regions program.
We also enjoy the support of over 100 financial members (including Businesses, Families, Community Groups and Individuals). In a town as small as Northcliffe, we take as a vote of confidence. Guests are also welcome to use our services and often do so. In fact around 50% of our services are provided to non-members.
Our services and equipment continue to improve thanks to additional funding received through the WA State Government Royalties for Regions scheme, via the Department of Regional Development and Lotterywest support. These funding programs have allowed us to mark our presence with new signage, to update our computers, and to purchase additional equipment such as digital art gear and to renovate and fit out our premises.
Royalties for Regions has also supported us to conduct a trainee program at the centre. To date we have had three trainees succesfully complete qualificiations. We plan to make a further trainee positions available during 2016.
A Lotterywest grant in 2007 enabled us to purchase an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Wide Format printer which is still in regular usage and in May 2013 we received $17,012 in capital funding from the Lotterywest program for the purchase of specialist photo printing equipment, a document shredder for public use and a colour printer/copier. One of the main jobs of our colour printer is to print the popular monthly newspaper The Northcliffe Karri Pigeon, produced by local volunteer group, Northcliffe Community Development.
NCRC also benefit regularly from the support of Donortec, Microsoft, Cisco and Adobe who work together to provide us near-free access to many of their best products.