About us

Casey Cluster Network (CCN)

The Casey Cluster Network are a group of local not-for-profit organisations that provide social, educational and recreational activities for their communities in a welcoming and supportive environment within the City of Casey (COC).

There are 12 Neighbourhood Houses and Community Learning Centre in The City of Casey, covering a wide area from Endeavour Hills in the north to Blind Bight in the South.

Going through the door of a Neighbourhood House has been the turning point for many people in overcoming loneliness; social isolation or plain boredom!  It’s a place to learn new skills, so why not investigate your local House – it’s the best kept secret in town!

The Casey Cluster started to meet in 1994 in its current form. The Berwick Cluster was around much earlier which incorporated Berwick, Narre, Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Hampton Park  and Doveton. In 1994 with the council amalgamations Cranbourne, Merinda Park and Blind Bight joined. Followed by Oakgrove and later followed by Balla Balla and Brentwood.

The CCN has been working since 1994 to offer a wide range of services and support to the local community including accredited courses, pre-accredited courses, VCAL classes, art and craft, health and wellbeing programs, support groups, playgroups and occasional child care, meeting room and hall hire.

* Please note all Houses/Centres offer different services depending on their communities’ needs.

No matter what you call your local House: a Community Centre; Learning Centre or Neighbourhood House they all have one thing in common and that is that they are a place for all members of the community.

Snapshot of the City of Casey

City of Casey (COC) is the third most populous municipality in Victoria with a current population of approximately 292,000 (ABS Census, 2016). On average 7500 new residents move into Casey annually, it is estimated that this number will increase to 8700 people per year by 2031. City of Casey’s projections indicate that Casey’s population is estimated to reach 459,000 by 2036 and its ultimate population could reach the size of Tasmania today.

Casey is a culturally and linguistically diverse community (CALD). Overall, 39% of residents were born overseas, with approximately 66% of those being from non-English speaking backgrounds. There are currently 12 Neighbourhood Houses and Community Learning Centres (NH&CLC) in Casey that form the Casey Cluster Network. These organisations are incorporated with Committees of Governance providing the strategic direction of the organisation. Committees are supported by Managers/Coordinators who manage the day to day operations of the organisation in paid positions. City of Casey residents have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, craft and hobby groups, adult education and social support groups and a safe and welcoming place to meet.