Community Resource Centre

Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre (CRC) is a purpose-built centre to provide access to resources and facilities for people who have an identified physical, psychological, intellectual or social need and for the professionals and organisations that assist them.

The CRC aims to support and empower individuals and families in the community by ensuring they have access to the most appropriate services and resources to meet their needs.

The CRC is owned and operated by the Banana Shire Council with support from various government and non-government funding sources and public donations.

Who is eligible for Membership?

Individuals, Groups or Organisations are eligible for CRC Membership if they:

  • Work in the area of health or education
  • Work with referred members
  • Have an identified physical, psychological, intellectual or social need
  • Are referred by: CRC Senior Program Advisor, Doctor, Teacher, Allied Health Professional, Guidance Officer or Nurse

Individuals, Groups or Organisations are not eligible for CRC Membership if their primary activity:

  • Involves commercial enterprise
  • Does not have an identified physical, intellectual, psychological or social need
  • Does not involve supporting those with an identified physical, intellectual, psychological or social need

Membership entitles you to:

  • Borrow resources and equipment
  • Discounted registration fees to attend CRC workshops and professional development
  • Discounted services charges
  • Discounted use of CRC facilities

School Membership entitles teaching staff to:

  • Borrow resources and equipment
  • Utilise the CRC facilities at a discounted rate
  • Discounted registration fees to attend CRC workshops and professional development.
  • Discounted services charges
All members are required to pay an annual membership fee.

CRC Membership Fees

  • Referred Members - $60.00
  • Individual Members - $70.00
  • Community groups - $80.00
  • Business, Government and NGOs:
    • Sole staff user - $170.00
    • 2-4 staff users - $250.00
    • 5-9 staff users - $620.00
    • 10 or more staff users - $910.00

 

School Membership Fees

  • Band 5 (10-59 students) $225.00
  • Band 6 (60-174 students) $330.00
  • Band 7 (175-329 students) $410.00
  • Band 8 (330-539 students) $495.00
  • Band 9 (540-799 students) $555.00
  • Band 10 POA

Specialist Disability Services to Schools (SDSS) Program - Funded Support for Eligible Students

This is an ongoing education support program providing financial assistance to approved organisations to help improve educational opportunities and enhance the learning outcomes of students with disability by supporting their access to and praticipation in curriculum.

SDSS Program funding enables the CRC to offer various programs to schools including:

School Support Services

Teachers and HoSES collaborate with CRC therapists to design and deliver individualised programs to meet student needs. Therapy team includes:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Educator
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Teacher Aide

Specialised Equipment

Appropriate specialised equipment is available to schools to assist eligible students with mobility, communication and social interaction.

Eligibility for SDSS funded supports

Students must be enrolled in a State or Non State School and have a verified diagnosis in one or more of the following categories:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Physical Impairment (PI)
  • Social Emotional Disorder (SED)
  • Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Vision Impairment (VI)

How can Schools access SDSS Funded Services?

SDSS funded services are accessed via school Request for Service which must be submitted by the Principal or a nominated delegate (eg, HoSES, Learning Support Staff or Classroom Teachers).

Facilities

Life Skills Training Areas

Our kitchen, laundry, and bathroom can be utilised to teach skills in self-care, household management and social interaction.

Treatment and Interview Rooms

Interviews, assessments and treatments can be facilitated between professionals and individuals as well as small group skills development workshops. The rooms can accommodate:

  • Meeting Room 1 (MR1): 3 to 4 people
  • Meeting Room 2 (MR2): 6 to 8 people.

Meeting & Training Room

This area is a flexible space to cater for a variety of meeting and training activities. This room can accommodate up to 30 people and is adjacent to a large breakout area and a fully equipped kitchen.

Indoor and Outdoor Play Spaces

These areas provide an opportunity for a variety of physical and social activities for both children and adults. For information about hiring CRC facilities, contact our staff via email crc@banana.qld.gov.au or by phone 07 4992 7360.

Services

For a reasonable charge, the following services are provided:

  • Binding
  • Printing and Scanning
  • Laminating
  • Faxing
  • Photocopying

The following equipment is available for hire:

  • Display Boards
  • Portable Data Projector
  • Portable Screen
  • Overhead projector
  • VCR

Families, Therapists and Organisations

The Community Resource Centre (CRC) is a purpose-built centre to provide access to resources and facilities for people who have an identified physical, psychological, intellectual or social need and for professionals and organisations that assist them. It also houses resources that can be used by families, therapists and teaching professionals to enhance their own, their students’, clients’ and parents’ teaching and learning needs.

Please contact the CRC for information regarding:

  • services available locally
  • membership
  • access to the resource library
  • planned workshops and Professional Development events
  • room or facilities hire

The CRC is owned and operated by the Banana Shire Council with support from various government and non-government funding sources and public donations.

Resource and Equipment Library

The CRC Resource and Equipment Library houses resources, toys, games and specialised equipment to assist people to develop specific skills. The library also contains resources that teachers and other professional members can borrow. Items include: theme boxes, reference materials, educational videos and CD ROMs.

To borrow resources or equipment, either:

CRC Forms

Contact Us

 

Opening Hours

102 Rainbow Street, Biloela, QLD, 4715
PO Box 412, Biloela, QLD, 4715
Phone: 07 4992 7360
Fax: 07 4992 9502
Email: crc@banana.qld.gov.au
Qld Government Funding Acknowledgement  SDSS Logo Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm