Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre

Working With Veterans to Improve Their Wellbeing

RSL NSW and DVA are working together to establish the Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre (Nowra VWC), with the Nowra RSL Sub Branch providing key support to the Project Team. Keep an eye on this page to see our upcoming workshops, events and other resources we are providing.

Click on the link below to view information on the project:
Background Information – Nowra VWC Project

Note that the latest developments are being posted to this web page in the Updates section below.

Several local Veteran Needs and Priorities consultation workshops are being conducted by the Project in 2020. Key dates are:
16 January – Transition Service Providers at HMAS ALBATROSS (Update: see report below)
5 February – Key Service Providers in Nowra (Update: see report below)
6 February – Ex Service Organisations in Nowra (Update: see report below)
9 February – RSL NSW Sub Branches in Goulburn (Update: see report below)
11 March – Business Case development consultation in Nowra
12 March – Business Case development consultation in Nowra
31 March – Business Case development consultation in Sydney (venue tba)

Workshop details and outcomes will be posted to this web page in due course after the consultation and feedback processes are completed. To express interest in attending any of these workshops please contact the Project Team on the email below for further details and registration.

Key dates for the Project are (as at 15 January, they may change as the Project progresses):
28 February – Release of the Draft Current State Analysis and Service Profile Report for formal feedback and comment (until 10 March)
30 April – Release of the draft Business Plan for the Nowra VWC for formal feedback and comment (until 10 May)
31 May – Submission of Business Plan for the Nowra VWC

To contact the Project Team send an email to NowraVWCProject@rslnsw.org.au

PROJECT UPDATES

UPDATE 6: The RSL and Services Clubs Association has included an article on the Nowra VWC Project in their Focus on-line magazine. Click on the link to read the article:

https://issuu.com/rslservicesclubsassociation/docs/rslsca_focus_magazine_edition_2_may-july_2020

UPDATE 5: As of today 24th April 2020, the Nowra VWC Project Expression Of Interest (EOI) documents are available to those departments, organisations, agencies and individuals who wish to contribute to this opportunity to enhance support for our local Veterans. The closing date for submissions is 22nd May 2020. The documents consist of a covering letter, Attachment A which is a template (in Microsoft Excel) for electronic submission, and Attachment B which is the same template (in PDF format) for written submission where electronic submissions are not possible. All instructions are included in the documents.

Note that the three documents are also being emailed directly to those who have already registered interest in the Project.

The three EOI documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Nowra VWC Project EOI Covering Letter 24 Apr 2020

Nowra VWC Project EOI Attachment A Electronic Template 24 April 20

 
All submissions will contribute to the Business Case being compiled to secure seed funding from DVA to establish the Nowra VWC. Your initial interest and continued support will be vital to the success of the centre.

UPDATE 4: An article appeared in the South Coast Register concerning the VWC Project and a potential establishment date. Click on the link below to view the article on the newspaper’s web site. Note that the story may not be available due to pay wall issues.

https://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/6721038/announcement-on-5-million-nowra-veterans-wellbeing-centre-hoped-by-mid-year/?cs=203

UPDATE 3: Workshops 5 and 6 conducted to validate and seek feedback on the Current State Analysis & Service Profile Report have been staged and the report for both workshops is presented below. Note that the Report includes a revised Executive Summary that reflects the information gathered during Workshops 5 and 6, conducted on the 11th and 12th of March.

Nowra VWC Project Workshops Report 11 and 12 March 2020

UPDATE 2: The Nowra VWC Current State Analysis & Service Profile Report Executive Summary and an updated Background Brief are presented below.

Nowra VWC Current State Analysis and Service Profile Report Exec Summary 2 Mar 20

Nowra VWC Background Brief 2 Mar 20

UPDATE 1: The following four PDFs reflect the outcomes of the first four workshops conducted on the dates shown above.

Nowra VWC Project – NeedsPriorities Workshop 4 Report 9 February 2020 FINAL

Nowra VWC Project – NeedsPriorities Workshop 3 Report 6 February 2020 FINAL

Nowra VWC Project – NeedsPriorities Workshop 2 Report 5 February 2020 FINAL

Nowra VWC Project – NeedsPriorities Workshop 1 Report 16 January 2020 FINAL