SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre is a community based, not for profit organisation, which provides a community focus and meets local aspirations for
social contact and
participation in a comfortable and friendly environment, which is accessible to all.
At any one time you are likely to find a variety of classes being conducted and Special Interest Groups occupying
the computer room
the recreation room and
maybe small groups playing board games or cards in the foyer.
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre commenced in 1989 with a meeting of interested community members. The first physical site was 15 Princess Street (previously the Drysdale Bush Nursing Centre) and moved to 14-16 Princess Street, across the street, in 1994.
A small house that was moved to the site, a small 4 rooms and toilet that was SpringDale Neighbourhood Cottage. In 1997, a multipurpose room was built behind the Cottage, as it was known at the time. This was used for many years as our childcare room and after hours for many other purposes.
In 2006, our redeveloped SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre was opened by Lisa Neville MP. The redevelopment increased the size of many of our rooms and thus helped to grow opportunities for our community. SpringDale continues to grow and currently hires spaces from Drysdale Scouts and uses spaces in St. Leonards.
Celebrating 30 Years
30 years strong and getting stronger
We are celebrating 30 years of community engagement and development at SpringDale, 28 years of capturing and promoting the voice of our community through the SpringDale Messenger, a monthly community magazine and more than 100 years of community participation in the SpringDale Hall.
Call in, visit us anytime, we welcome everyone.
People are the life blood of SpringDale and we welcome more than 900 people through our doors weekly. We continually support the development of new ideas for courses or groups to meet the community’s needs and dreams.
What the SpringDale logo represents
The SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre logo represents SpringDale in the centre of the rural (green) landscape of the Bellarine.
The blue represents the sea that is around the Bellarine. SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre is located within a historic Hall (as shown in the logo) for people to bring their ideas and dreams to life.