Your Meeting Place

The Centre was opened in 1987 with funds from State and Local Government and donations from the community. Its purpose is to provide a venue for social, intellectual and physical activities for the seniors and future seniors of the Redland community and the neighbouring areas.

The Centre has a large auditorium and several activity rooms and a kitchen and café area. The many activities conducted in the Centre can be viewed on our Activities page; our day and overnight tours can be seen on our Travel page and other one-off events are presented on our Events page.

Our Constitution

The Donald Simpson Community Centre Ltd is operated by a Management Committee elected by members at its annual general meeting usually held in September. It is governed by its Constitution.

To view our Client Protection Policy Click Here

Parliamentary Inquiry Into Loneliness and Social Isolation

The Donald Simpson Community Centre Ltd Board has prepared a parliamentary submission into loneliness and social isolation in consultation with our members. To view our submission CLICK HERE

Meet Our Board & Team Members

The Centre has many facets and we attempt to manage and maintain a smooth operation for our members. We probably make mistakes but none of the volunteers takes home anything but satisfaction in making a contribution to our community.

Board Chairman
Tony Christinson joined the Donald Simpson Board as an RDCOTA nominee in January 2010 before legislative changes caused an end to such representation…
Paul is currently acting as Treasurer for the Donald Simpson Community Centre and a member of a number of community networks.
Deputy Chairman
Chris Sheehan is Secretary of the DSC. He is a lawyer who worked for the Commonwealth Government for 30 years and is now a
Board Member
Shane has a history of corporate life and finance skills to bring to the board with the betterment of the DSC Centre and community
Board Member
Laraine Dillon is a life-long professional communicator with many strings to her bow…
Board Member
Vimal is a Commercial and Succession Lawyer with McCarthy Durie Lawyers in Cleveland…
Thomas joined the Donald Simpson Centre as Centre Manager by the appointment of the Board in 2015 to oversee all management and operations of


DSC Board works through various policies for the centre. To view our policies click below:

DSC Member Handbook

Client Protection Policy

Dementia Policy

Governance Handbook

Join the Donald Simpson Centre

For more information about the member activities call us on 07 3821 1089 or email For further information about the centre, click here.