A Facelift for an Old Institution

In October last year, The Wombat Post published the news that a grant of $124,000 was awarded as part of the State government’s Living Heritage Program for conservation works at the home of DNC, the former Daylesford Court House (originally built in 1863!).

At last, we can advise that the work has started.  The funding will pay for the replacement of damaged and undersized gutters, repair and replacement of rusted down pipes, repairs to sections of the damaged slate roofing tiles and repairs to the windows.

The much-loved “funny-face” profile of the Court House, as seen from the street, will be surrounded by scaffolding and building equipment for several weeks.  Visitors, volunteers and staff will need to be careful as they negotiate the paraphernalia of the ‘cosmetic surgery’ on the building.

It’s been a long time coming but we’re excited at how our rejuvenated home will look when it’s complete.

Official Opening of the Homeless Shower & Laundry Facility

DNC would like to invite you the official opening of our Homeless Shower & Laundry Facility. This urgently needed, long awaited community facility will be a great facility for our less fortunate, homeless community members.

The opening will take place on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:00 am. Light refreshments will be provided so an RSVP to admin@dncentre.org.au is required.

DNC acknowledges the support of all our sponsors and stakeholders in bringing this project to fruition. We hope you can join with us to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

Upcoming Courses at DNC

  • First Aid:  Rescheduled  6th April,  9am-5pm
  • Responsible Serving of Alcohol:  Thur 23rd March
  • Food Handlers:  Tues 21st March

For information and enrolment details for these and all of our courses go to admin@dncentre.org.au.

DNC Joke of the Week

Harry prays to God: “Dear Lord, please make me win the lottery.” The next day Harry begs the Lord again: “Please make it so I win the lottery, Lord!” The next day, Harry again prays: “Please, please, dear Lord, make me win the lottery!” Suddenly he hears a voice from above: “Harry, would you kindly go and buy a lottery ticket.

[If you’ve got a better joke, send it to admin@dncentre.org.au and we’ll publish it. (Remember, this is a family publication! ?).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]