Open arms at Mambourin’s new community hub

Hub manager Jemuel Banson. (Damjan Janevski)

In 2019, disability service provider Mambourin purchased the former Q-Lounge restaurant premises in Melton – with big plans to convert it into an exciting new facility.

Rohan Braddy, Mambourin chief executive, says that the site had lots of potential but needed a substantial renovation to make it fit for purpose as their new Melton Community Hub.

“Despite unforeseen delays, not to mention the global pandemic, Mambourin has been able to get the building fully renovated and up and running,” Mr Braddy says.

“Mambourin has created an accessible custom-designed community space by constructing seven large individual program rooms, an additional kitchen, and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant bathroom. In February this year, the major renovations were finally complete.

‘’We have developed this incredible new hub, right in the heart of the Melton community – a community that has given us a very warm welcome ever since we formed a partnership with The Gap and then opened our first Melton hub some years ago.”

Mambourin moved its hub from its former location in Collins Road to the new McKenzie Street site in March.

Cr Bob Turner declared the hub officially open at an event for Mambourin community members last month.

The hub has been designed to deliver a range of disability support services in a COVIDSafe setting. The building has the latest infection control technology including contact-free thermometers, an automated hand sanitisation station and QR code check-in at the entrance. Thermal imaging cameras for temperature scanning are being installed soon.

Hub manager Jemuel Banson encourages people in the Melton area to see Mambourin’s new hub for themselves.

“We’d love to have a chat about how we can support you. Give us a call to make a time for a tour, and you can come and see what we’re all about.’’

About Mambourin

Mambourin has been opening opportunities for adults living with disability for almost 50 years. Its wide range of service choices allows people to increase their social and community participation and develop new skills. Mambourin has a dedicated NDIS team to support people through the NDIS process.

Mambourin Melton, 20 McKenzie Street (enter via Smith Street), Melton. Inquiries: 9731 9200 or visit