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About Us

Chelsea Neighbourhood House (CNH) had its early beginnings in the mid 1970s, on Broadway in Bonbeach, and became incorporated in 1988. In 2004 CNH relocated to 15 Chelsea Road, Chelsea and became Longbeach PLACE Inc (LBP).

‘PLACE” is an acronym for Professional, Local, Adult Community Education.’

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Longbeach PLACE Inc. works closely with a broad cross-section of local residents and community groups in Chelsea, creating an inclusive environment within the City of Kingston and its neighbouring suburbs. LBP Inc. responds to community needs by providing a range of structured educational programs, social activities, and special interest support groups. The programs and activities are developed through community consultation and are delivered by qualified facilitators and/or volunteers, who provide practical opportunities for lifelong learning skills development, wellbeing, and social activities.


LBP Inc’s central location, close to public transport, also makes it a convenient option for facility hire for the local community.

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The LBP Inc. funding stakeholders include the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program (NHCP), the City of Kingston and Adult Community Further Education (ACFE). In the past LBP Inc. has also received funding from philanthropic organisations and government grants.

Who we are

Committee of Governance

The Governance Committee provides guidance to the organisation, which is managed by a committed team of part time staff and volunteers. Together we believe LBP Inc. if the PLACE for learning and development and social engagement.

Longbeach PLACE Inc employs a Manager and staff to run the office and administration. The Governance Committee members are not involved in administration but focus on the governance of the organisation. The Governance Committee work with the Manager to manage the organisation.


President – Penny Garrett

Vice President – Janine Chalmers

Treasurer Albert Olenski

Secretary – Jane Court

General members –  Chris Ewin, Rojer Liberman, Sandra Wearne 

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