Lifebridge historically has operated across the Far North Coast of NSW with a focus on the Tweed Shire.
The Tweed Shire boasts over 150 kms of natural coastline with some of the best surf spots and beaches on the east coast, wetlands, forests, lush pastoral and farm land and the entire basin of the Tweed River and mountainous regions contains three World Heritage listed national parks.
The region has a significant number of public hospitals, airports, primary schools, secondary schools, aged care and retirement facilities, public libraries, TAFE campuses, public swimming pools, parks and reserves. Public transport is readily available with easy access to buses, trains, trams and water taxis. There are domestic and international airports at Coolangatta and Brisbane.
The area is also home to a rich cultural life in the art galleries, theatres, museums, historical villages, performing arts spaces and markets. The Minjungbal and Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centres give visitors an insight into the regions’ Aboriginal cultural heritage as well.
Coupled with a large range of entertainment venues, theme parks and live music festivals, the region is billed as Australia’s entertainment capital. There is a diverse array of restaurants and cafe’s scattered throughout the area which have a cuisine suitable for all ages, tastes and budgets. The temperatures of the area offer a very moderate year round climate and an average rainfall of 1600 millimetres per year.
Over the years our staff have accumulated a vast knowledge of the local community and its attractions. With most of them being locals, they grew up in the area and have the ‘locals advantage’ as to where the best places are to visit, dine out and play. This knowledge can then be provided to our customers.
Our business model of self organised teams, operating from community hubs (real or virtual), seeks to build community integration and inclusion by taking advantage of the wonderfully diverse surrounds of each of the areas. Each Lifebridge Hub is unique, offering a different mix of services, availability and opening times to accommodate the growing interests of our customers.
Each Hub operates within an inclusive and supportive community and are strategically positioned so that less time is spent travelling and more time is spent doing the activities you want to do.
Established in 1994, The Cottage at Kingscliff is a purpose built facility which houses our centre-based services and administration functions. Whether you’re attending the cottage or in the local area, you can enjoy all Kingscliff has to offer.
Our Tweed Heads Hub is a community access virtual hub which allows participants to access local community activities in the Tweed Heads area. Offering a wide range of activities, our Tweed Hub is focused on developing the skill-sets of the individual to increase their independence.
The Murwillumbah Community Centre is home to our Accessible Arts, Lifestyle, Active Life and Social Days programs. Murwillumbah an ideal base for exploring the region’s stunning national parks and is home to one of the regions most celebrated art galleries.
Cabarita Beach has a relaxed coastal village vibe and is the ideal location for our Music and Culture, Active Life, Lifestyle, Job Ready and Accessible Arts programs. Renowned for its surfing beaches and laid back lifestyle, it is a great place to chill out with your friends.
Our Pottsville House, is a short-term accommodation facility. Located in the picturesque coastal village of Pottsville, the purpose built five-bedroom home is very much a home away from home for our customers.