York CRC


The York Community Resource Centre (CRC) formally opened in August 1999 by the Hon. Hendy Cowan MLA and then Deputy Premier of WA and at that time was known as the York Telecentre Inc.  Over the years, this non-profit community based organisation has been lead by passionate members of the community and has grown and changed in line with the needs of that community. In 2010, and after nearly 20 years for some of the almost 100 Centres throughout regional WA, Telecentres were renamed Community Resource Centres: a reflection on the nature of these important service hubs. The Centre is administered by a Management Committee, Manager, staff, and volunteers. It derives its income from membership fees, charging for services and products, and contract agreements.
Our Centre delivers a range of services and programs.  We engage with our community through economic, business, and social development, and aim to build capacity in all aspects of our people, town, and region. 
                            Committee                                                                          Staff

John Oliver
John Oliver
John Oliver comes from a career in Teaching & Educational Administration. He now resides in York where he is the local IT Specialist.
RGRobyn Garratt
Email: coordinator@yorkcrc.net.au
Robyn is our centre Coordinator. She has a background in mining, management, training, and accounts. Robyn comes with extensive knowledge from her outstanding career, and has been with the York CRC since 2016. Robyn is dedicated, friendly and approachable, which enables our team to thrive.
Chris HeatonChris Heaton
Vice Chairperson
Chris Heaton is a retired Tafe Lecturer. He currently fills the role of Secretary of the local York Community Radio station and is Vice Chairperson of the York Probus Club.
Rebecca Atkinson
Assistant Coordinator
Email: events@yorkcrc.net.au

Rebecca started with the CRC as a trainee in 2020 and made an impact on our community with her many costume appearances. She was awarded the Assistant Coordinator position in November 2022 and helps Robyn in the running of the centre, coordination of events, grant writing and is the Student Support Officer for the Lumen Wheatbelt Regional University Centre.
Pam HeatonPam Heaton
Pam Heaton was a Secondary Teacher from TSTC Victoria. She was a Home Economics Lecturer at C.Y.O'Connor College of TAFE with a Diploma of Domestic Arts. She has a Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Training and is currently an elected member of the Shire Council and an office bearer of the York Probus Club.
HD Hannah Darby
Email: reception@yorkcrc.net.au

Hannah is studying a Cert III Business course through the CRC. Hannah is our front of house and has an interest in all things design. 
Bob LearBob Lear
Bob Lear, formally of Karratha where he ran the Small Business Centre, is a recent retiree of a small cafe/delicatessen that he ran for 8 years in the York area.
Taleah Tondut
Email: eventstrainee@yorkcrc.net.au

Taleah is studying cert III Events and has shown great potential in organisation, document creation and attention to detail with assisting in events so far.

Ben White
Committee Member
Ben White, Local Footy coach, the creator of the Free Kick program, a career history in Law Enforcement, education and currently employed by the WAFC as Coach Coordinator.
Ben plays an active role in the community and is passionate about youth development.
Val MeneziesValerie Menezes
Retired hairdresser and business owner, Val moved to York in 2013 and has taken up many volunteer positions giving her time to the community.

Ngaire Humphrey
Committee Member
Ngarie has a passion for community, family, health and wellbeing, when she's not in her garden, Ngarie helps her husband Grant run their farming business in York andruns her own Young Living business .

Peter Nicholson
Peter has had an extensive career, and is passionate about the time he spent in Russia. He is a delight to have as part of the team, and we appreciate him choosing the CRC to volunteer his time with.

Dawn Ainsworth
Committee Member
Dawn comes from a dedicated career in the education sector, and is a passionate advocate for our community through organisations such as CWA, Mens Shed and now the York CRC. We are honoured to have Dawn on our committee.

Ann Wood Ann Wood
Casual Office Staff
Retired teacher, Ann Wood is the Centre's casual Office Assistant who  CRC open on Saturdays and fills in to relieve staff.

Committee meetings are generally held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The Annual General Meeting is held during the 3rd week of October each year.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call the York CRC on 9641 2328 or email reception@yorkcrc.net.au


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