Community

Community

The Nirimba Education Precinct is an active member of the local community and supports the community in a range of ways.


Indigenous Students

The Indigenous Students page seeks to provide information and opportunities to Indigenous students, staff and community through showcasing what Nirimba Education Precinct partnerships can offer.


Pool Facilities

Nirimba Pool is located within the Nirimba Education Precinct at Quakers Hill. The pool is open to the general public from October through to April, and is available for casual swimming or group bookings. The operating hours are:

Monday to Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The facility is used by a number of local schools for their swimming carnivals. For further details on the use of Nirimba Pool contact Jeff Palise, Nirimba Pool Supervisor, on 9852 4085 or via email j.palise@westernsydney.edu.au.


BREED

BREED Taskforce is located on the Precinct. BREED’s aim is to stimulate economic and employment growth within the Blacktown Area. BREED operates the Structured Workplace Learning Programme to facilitate the provision of structured learning opportunities to students in a real or simulated workplace and also the School Business Community Partnership Broker Program to broker partnerships between schools, business and industry, families and community groups.

Phone: 9853 3200
Email: info@breed.org.au
Web: www.breed.org.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BREED.Business.Centre


Nirimba Business Centre

Operated by BREED, The BREED Business Centre (BBC) acts as a business incubator supporting small businesses by reducing exposure to the volatile environment most new or expanding businesses face. This assistance to small businesses in their formative years stimulates economic and employment growth in Western Sydney by helping these businesses stay in business and expand to employ additional staff.

The BBC also has meeting room facilities available for hire to the general community and has virtual office services.

Phone: 9853 3200
Email: info@breed.org.au
Web: www.breed.org.au/business-centre-services
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BREED.Business.Centre


Library

Community members can borrow books from the Precinct UWS College/TAFE College library for an annual fee. For more information visit the UWS Library web page or contact the library on 02 9852 4235.


DET - Western Sydney Region, Nirimba Office

This office is located in Building T3C (see map) and provides support and advice to schools, teachers, students and parents in the area.
Nirimba Education Office Phone: (02) 9208 7611.


Environment

The Western Sydney GreenSkills Hub is a purpose built educational facility focusing on the integrated delivery of  training in green skills, sustainability, renewable energy, IT virtualisation and business management systems across a range of training areas. The building includes a Community Education area for people to view the latest technologies with static and hands on displays of environmentally friendly technologies used in the construction of the building and in ongoing training. The Community Education area will also be used by Industry to showcase emerging developments in sustainability products and services and for the hosting of industry functions.


Naval History

The Precinct has a ongoing relationship with the Nirimba sub-section, of the Naval Association of Australia to ensure that the strong links to the history of the site as a Naval Training Establishment are maintained and honoured.  Featured near the entrance to the Precinct is the Nirimba Education Precinct Memorial Garden to acknowledges ‘the contribution to Australia of the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy and Defence support personal who worked at Nirimba over Many Years’.


Students

Many students work with the community to undertake projects to gain practical experience complementing their studies.


Hiring of facilities

Facilities such as classrooms, computer rooms and the Parade ground are available for hire by community groups. Information on TAFE NSW facilities for hire can be found on the TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute website. Information about Western Sydney University The College facilities for hire can be obtained by contacting Tyler O'Neill on 9852 4085 or email connect.fitness@uws.edu.au.