Community Initiatives

October 26, 2021

Community Partnerships

Get Connected

Toormina Gardens continues to grow their community partnerships with groups such as Get Connected Toormina. Get Connected Toormina is a community engagement project operating in the Toormina area with the aims of increasing community safety and well-being. The project has a Project Implementation Group that consists of a range of stakeholders (service providers, businesses, community members) who are a vital component of the success of the project. The project coordinates a number of initiatives including: regular community engagement to help inform the project’s on-going activities, sports afternoons at Graff Ave, monthly BBQs at the Toormina Skate Park and Graff Ave, and the development of other community well-being, youth leadership and arts and culture programs.

The project has also been successful in obtaining funding to work with Coffs Harbour City Council to further improve the Skate Park infrastructure. The project has also been successful in setting up a Local Drug Action Team Program, which will enable further community activities to be delivered in the area with the aims to strengthen protective factors to prevent and minimise the risk of alcohol and other drug-related harm.

Build a Patch with Toormina Daycare

Toormina Gardens has provided a small parcel of the centre's unused land to nearby Toormina Daycare to create their little "Build a Patch" project.  This allows the children to learn about the environment, it's native flora and fauna and sustainability.

Retailer Jobs Listing

Toormina Gardens has been given the local community a place to seek work with the Centre employing over 700 community members, we hope to continue to help support the local economic by giving the public more opportunity to seek work in their local area.

Kmart

Position: Various

Description: Various positions available in store ranging from morning fill to front end to night fill

How to Apply: Bring in your resume to the service desk in store!

Lowes

Position: Casual Sales Assistants

Description: Must be available to work between both Toormina & Coffs Stores - Juniors welcome!

How to Apply: Hand in resume to Toormina store or apply on seek.

Little Blue Dinosaur

Since 2018 Toormina Gardens has build a partnership with The Little Blue Dinosaur Campaign to spread the message on the importance of holding children’s hand around roads

The Little Blue Dinosaur was created in the memory of Tom who was a vibrant and loving young boy with a zest for life and an unforgettable smile, and he continues to be a powerful motivator of the foundation every day, with the drawing of blue dinosaurs that he loved to do so much becoming the logo for his foundation. The tragic loss of Tom in a pedestrian road accident on the Central Coast in 2014 motivated us to establish the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation (LBD), ensuring the promising legacy we saw in Tom’s young life is realised through child road safety initiatives and education.

The Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation is a voice for children. It is Tom’s voice. A clear, determined and passionate voice that speaks to children, for children and their safety. Tom’s message “Slow down; kids around” is an essential one that must be heard in every street, city and town. The work of the Foundation is Tom's legacy and a single life saved through education and awareness raised in his name is an objective we are all very proud to strive for.

Sustainability

Solar Panels

  • System size: 300kW
  • Approx annual generation (based on last 12m): 424,000kWh of clean energy per year, reducing our carbon footprint by approximately 347 tonnes of CO2e every year
  • This is enough clean energy to power approximately 109 homes per year, and is equivalent to taking approximately 100 cars off the road each year

Community Partnerships

Get Connected

Toormina Gardens continues to grow their community partnerships with groups such as Get Connected Toormina. Get Connected Toormina is a community engagement project operating in the Toormina area with the aims of increasing community safety and well-being. The project has a Project Implementation Group that consists of a range of stakeholders (service providers, businesses, community members) who are a vital component of the success of the project. The project coordinates a number of initiatives including: regular community engagement to help inform the project’s on-going activities, sports afternoons at Graff Ave, monthly BBQs at the Toormina Skate Park and Graff Ave, and the development of other community well-being, youth leadership and arts and culture programs.

The project has also been successful in obtaining funding to work with Coffs Harbour City Council to further improve the Skate Park infrastructure. The project has also been successful in setting up a Local Drug Action Team Program, which will enable further community activities to be delivered in the area with the aims to strengthen protective factors to prevent and minimise the risk of alcohol and other drug-related harm.

Build a Patch with Toormina Daycare

Toormina Gardens has provided a small parcel of the centre's unused land to nearby Toormina Daycare to create their little "Build a Patch" project.  This allows the children to learn about the environment, it's native flora and fauna and sustainability.