The Grace Street Project
Jun 20, 2023
Janette Malcom, Mervyn English & Terry Nicholas
The Grace Street Project

Janette Malcom, Mervyn English & Terry Nicholas are trustees of the The Invercargill Community Connections Charitable Trust (IC2). 

The Trust was formed in December 2020 after research established a strong need, and support for, a proposed new community facility in South Invercargill – currently known as the Grace Street Project.

The Grace Street Project is a community-led initiative to create a multi-purpose facility in south Invercargill with the goal of fostering a safe, welcoming, and thriving community for all.

Janette Malcolm

Janette has a wide variety of public and private experience including international business, law and community development, which is a particular passion of hers. Living in Southland since 2008, she established and ran South Alive and subsequently established and chaired the social enterprise business The Pantry. She has been part of the Grace Street project from the start having seen the huge local need for physical space that can provide opportunities for learning and growth in the community.

Terry Nicholas

Terry is the Manager of Hokonui Rūnanga, the Hokonui Representative on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu tribal council, and the Portfolio Director for Murihiku Regeneration. Terry has been involved with Hokonui Rūnanga and has been the Hokonui Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu representative since January 1999. A champion for community development and creating opportunities for all in Murihiku, Terry sees the Grace Street Project as being pivotal to enhancing opportunities for those in South Invercargill – particularly at-risk youth.

Mervyn English

Mervyn grew up in Southland, and as a young man, he spent considerable time in Southland’s mountains. His career took him to other major cities, where he held senior roles in both the public and private sectors. This experience has been across multiple sectors, health, social services, energy, agriculture, and conservation. After serving on a number of boards, he also has significant experience in public policy, delivery, and governance. He has returned to Southland and is enjoying contributing to this community.

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