Our Vision

We bring people together providing a safe environment to connect & learn.

Our aim is to enhance the wellbeing of our community through a wide range of programs and social inclusion with our priority being a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our Mission

We provide an open and safe place of diversity and inclusion where lifelong learning and connection is fostered.

This includes affordable educational, recreational and wellbeing programs including social enterprise, which reflect our community needs. Our mission is to make these opportunities available to EVERYONE in our community without exception.

Our History

In 2005 an old kindergarten narrowly missed being turned into a townhouse. Saved from its demolition destined fate by a group of mums, it was transformed into a friendly multipurpose neighbourhood house. Notting Hill Neighbourhood House was opened in July 2007 by the Governor of Victoria, his Excellency Professor David de Kretser.

Now, we provide a range of classes, events and friendly space for members of the community to visit and enjoy. Our house caters to people of all ages and backgrounds, we hope to engage and act as a place of support for the Notting Hill community. We are focused on bringing people together and building stronger community ties through shared fun and learning!

Meet Our Staff

Nandini Sengupta

Manager

With a background in community development and engagement, I have a keen interest in how communities can work with local governments to create participatory spaces. I have worked with Notting Hill Neighborhood House over the past few years, and am looking forward to contributing to my community. If you have any suggestions or ideas about what could be done here, please come down and share them over a cuppa.

Naomi Lim

Senior Accounts

As a local resident, married with two children, I am highly interested in community engagement and development. Specialising in accounts and bookkeeping, I work within a few different local community organisations throughout the week. I look forward to seeing you at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House.

Binh Luong

Community Development Officer

As a local Monash resident, and having been with Notting Hill Neighbourhood House since 2017, I am passionate about community development. Engaging with various stakeholders and community members, I work to develop and implement strategies and programs aimed at achieving social inclusion and lifelong learning. I have a young family and love meeting new people – so pop in and say hi!

Jenny Woang

Communications Coordinator

I have lived and grown up in Notting Hill. I even went to the kindergarten which is now Notting Hill Neighbourhood House, back in 2003. I am currently completing my bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Arts at Monash University. I am super keen to develop my marketing and communications skills to help grow Notting Hill’s community engagement and online platforms. You may have seen me running around the block, but other than running, I also love to paint and explore the outdoors on hikes and trails! Hope to see you down at Notting Hill Neighborhood House!

Rahul Pradhan

Administrative Assistant

I’ve recently moved to Notting Hill in 2020, after a 3-year stint staying at the student accommodation at Monash University. I am doing my final semester at Monash University, completing my Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Ecology. I have a huge interest in conservation and sustainability, matched only by my love for photography, especially through the analog medium. I hope to see you down here at Notting Hill Neighborhood House, where we can discuss new events or if you want to have a chat about animals, zoology or photography!

Committee Members

Hyma Vulpal

President

Hyma is Deputy Director, Digital Workplace at LaTrobe University. Hyma is passionate about empowering communities by supporting diversity, inclusion, cross-cultural promotion and social cohesion. She has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and digital industries and has gained experience by working at all levels of government, corporate and NFP sectors. Hyma brings skills and expertise in transformation and has the vision to transform Notting Hill Neighborhood House to meet the current and future needs of the community by leveraging technology.

Tamra Keating

Vice President

Tamra is a local community member who wishes to support Notting Hill Neighborhood House in building a greater presence to cater for the diverse population of Notting Hill. Tamra is a high-performing Higher Education executive specialising in organisational strategy, student recruitment and placement, academic community development, with a value-add focus on marketing, fundraising and event management.

Anthony Douglas

Secretary

Anthony is a Senior Process Engineer with HRL Technology Group based in Mulgrave. He has a strong interest in renewable energy, having worked as a project engineer for the developer of Australia’s first Waste to Energy project, now under construction in WA. Anthony has been a member of the NHCA COM since 2016 and is pleased to volunteer his time and skills to support the objectives and activities of the Notting Hill Neighbourhood House.

Aaron Hubka

Treasurer

Aaron Hubka is the CEO of Polaron Language Services, based in St Kilda. He is a qualified accountant, holding a number of designations and memberships with the relevant professional accounting bodies within Australia. Aaron has a passion for communication and supporting diversity and multiculturalism throughout the community of greater Melbourne. He has been a member of the NHCA COM since Sep 2019 and is very happy to commit his time, knowledge, skills and expertise towards the success of Notting Hill Neighbourhood House.

Deb Herman

Committee Member

As Chief Operations Officer at media company Working Dog Productions Deb has been producing projects across all genres for 25 years. Deb has been a Notting Hill Neighborhood House Committee member for over 18 months and has enjoyed being involved in shaping a sustainable future for the neighbourhood house. Deb recently completed the Australian Company Directors Course and is looking forward to using that knowledge to benefit Notting Hill Neighborhood House and its community.

Michelle James

Committee Member

Michelle is a dedicated community member in the Monash municipality and has been a local resident since 1986. She has over 25 years of experience in business development and marketing. Michelle is the Founder of AUS Career Coach and Vice President of the Friends of the Children Foundation Inc. She is passionate about our local communities in the City of Monash and is looking forward to connecting more people and businesses to Notting Hill Neighbourhood House.

Joseph Natoli

Committee Member

Joe has worked as a teacher, Environmental Educator and small business operator. He is now retired. Joe has been on the Notting Hill Neighborhood House Board since 2015. He chaired the COM from 2016-2019. As the current and ongoing COVID crisis continues to have big repercussions across our community - he is happy to support the Notting Hill Neighborhood staff and community as it develops strategies to strengthen our personal connections providing the programs necessary in a more challenging social environment.

Tanya Marks

Committee Member

Tanya was a resident of Notting Hill for over 10 years and during this time developed a strong connection with the Neighbourhood House. “The friendships formed during my children’s playgroup years are still going today. Our family loves being a part of the NHNH community.” Tanya, who is still a local resident of Monash, is Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 20 years’ experience in taxation, financial reporting, risk & other commercial areas across both business advisory and commerce. Tanya is passionate about local engagement, and values the role of the NHNH in bringing members of the community together.

Our Partnerships

Notting Hill Neighbourhood House would like to acknowledge and thank its partners and supporters.

We look forward to working with you more in the future.

Memories of a Village

Learn about the rich history of our little suburb in the project by Daniel Muenzner and the Notting Hill History Group: “Memories of a Village”, a well-written piece capturing a slice of life in Notting Hill in the late 2000s.

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