NDAI is a not for profit, volunteer organisation which represents, promotes, facilitates and furthers the needs, welfare and interests of the residents and landholders of the Numeralla and surrounding areas. It has always been important for small rural districts to have a single voice when making representation. A single voice representing the community was one of the objectives in the formation of the Association. It lobbies Cooma Monaro Shire Council, State and Federal Governments, and other entities, for infrastructure improvements and other issues of concern. It facilitates the running of local events, in particular, the annual Numeralla Folk Festival.
Numeralla and District Community Association, NDCA, NDAI’s predecessor, had its first AGM on 30th Sep 1984. It was formed as a representative group for the residents of the Numeralla area, primarily to liaise with Council. To the best of our current knowledge, the Community Association was the first organisation to represent the Community as a whole. It was incorporated on 14 Jan 1987. Over the years NDCA/NDAI has successfully, and unfortunately in some cases unsuccessfully, tackled many issues on its Community’s behalf.
NDAI was formed in the 1990s, (date TBC) to function as an umbrella group for all the various local organisations, including NDCA, primarily to become the entity that obtained public liability insurance that could cover the various group’s activities. ‘Acitivities’ was deemed a suitable name to cover all of the various activities of the groups it supported. Subsequently, in about 2004 (date TBC), NDCA and NDAI merged into the current entity, NDAI.
Community groups include the St Johns and St Patricks churches, the Hall committee, Numeralla and Peak View Tennis Clubs, the Cricket Club, the Touch Football Club, the Folk Festival Committee, Market committees, latterly the Fishing Club, and no doubt others. The Tennis Club, School P&C, Bush Fire Brigades and the CWA, although represented at times by NDAI, also have their own parent organisations to work through.