Who We Are

Established in 1981,  Community Resource Network (CRN) Inc is a sub-regional peak body for the community sector in Blacktown, The Hills and the surrounding local government areas (LGAs).

CRN is a registered Incorporated Association in New South Wales and is a charitable organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC). CRN operates under a Constitution.


1981 - Founded as Blacktown City Community Services Council

1984 - Incorporated as Blacktown City Community Services Network Inc.

2004 - Changed its name to Community Resource Network (CRN) Inc.

Our Vision

Resilient Communities and organisations that are cohesive, interconnected and self-determining.   

Our Purpose

To work with organisations operating in Western Sydney, to address the impacts of all forms of social and economic disadvantage. 

CRN aims to achieve this purpose by:

Build capacity of service providers

Enhance level of engagement of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Strengthen voices of underprivileged communities.  

Develop collaborations and network between providers on issues affecting disadvantaged communities.

Share information and resources on community projects, programs to assist disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups

Research and advocate pressing issues affecting the sector delivery 

Our Values

Our values are the driving force that underpin all our actions and form the core of our culture and brand. We:

Embrace diversity

Challenge inequality  

Encourage Self determination

Support innovation

Value Collaboration