Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre


Kareena Hodgson. Activities Coordinator/ Marketing

After touring the world for 20 years with companies such as Circus Oz and DV8 Physical Theatre Kareena stepped off the stage to raise a family in Daylesford. She has been employed at The ARC since March 2014 and has been programming activities at the Arc such as Trapeze workshops and Baby Discos. MiniFest will see a similar program based on circus, art, theatre and of course dancing!!!!

Michael Hynes. Maintenance / Bookings.
Michael has been slowly moving South from cattle stations in the NT then Qld, then NSW and since 2012, this part of the world. He retired from his position at the Neighbourhood Centre at the end of 2013 and has since been involved at the ARC with responsibilities involving maintenance and bookings. Michael generally sorts out whatever needs to be done and is usually seen up a ladder or fixing something.


Denise Hanaphy-Shearer. Manager Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Denise took up her position as Manager of the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre (DNC) sixteen months ago after working in the TAFE sector
Denise along with the ARC Sub Committee oversees the everyday operations of the ARC.
She says: It has been a terrific experience watching the ARC transform itself over the last sixteen months from a cold and under-utilised facility into a space that is warm, welcoming and showing positive signs of increased community participation.

I’m confident that I speak for all staff and committee members when I say that we optimistically look forward to the future of the ARC/DNC – in which we all will strive to strengthen our engagement with the community, build on the established partnerships with The Hepburn Shire Council and The Daylesford Secondary College and consolidate our relationships with existing stakeholders and user groups.
The ARC/DNC team never loses sight of the fact that the ARC belongs to the community of Hepburn and we take this fact with us as we move forward in an effort to develop new relationships with potential stakeholders and user groups - a strategy intended to provide us with a better understand of how the residents of Hepburn would like this wonderful community asset used to better enhance their lifestyles both immediately and long into the future.



Birthday parties

Do you need a big space for your next birthday party? Perfect for active kids and teenagers. Call us to discuss on 03 5348 3569.