Community Engagement

December 4, 2015

Fire Awareness Award winner

The East Gippsland Building Community Resilience project was a winner of the Fire Awareness Award in the Community-led Prevention and Preparedness section along with Indigenous Fire Knowledge Partnership on December 2nd, 2015 at the RACV Club in Melbourne.  This was a partnership between the Centre for Rural Communities and the East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood […]

Community Engagement
September 28, 2013

Developing ourselves–Developing communities

Dr Helen Sheil The Developing Ourselves–Developing Community project provided learning and skills development for people living in and/or working with rural communities in Gippsland. It was recognised that these communities are increasingly taking on new responsibilities to support their families and communities socially, economically and environmentally. Most generally there is no support provided to enable […]

Community Engagement
September 28, 2013

Collaborative Communities–Resilient Regions

Dr Helen Sheil The Collaborative Communities–Resilient Regions project achieved the goal of being a demonstration project of the important contribution that regional educational institutions can make to regional development through the provision of access to relevant skills, knowledge and resources. Funding from the Regional Solutions Program enabled the Centre for Rural Communities Inc. to develop […]

Community Engagement
September 28, 2013

Stories my community told me

Dr Helen Sheil A unique project and partnership between East Gippsland Early Learning Years Committee,the Centre for Rural Communities Inc. & Monash University. The project In 2004, the Australian Government through the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy informed Kilmany UnitingCare that the East Gippsland local government area had been chosen as a site for a […]

Community Engagement
September 28, 2013

Growing and Learning in Rural Communities

Communities, government and professionals are all seeking more effective tools to assist positive change in rural communities. The Centre for Rural Communities has produced two publications that distill 15 years of community work into a process for working effectively and positively to enable communities to achieve their own goals and dreams. Growing and Learning in […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013

Lakes Entrance

Facilitator: Di Rumble Lakes Entrance is a coastal community dependent on tourism and fishing. The group began through personal contacts with young parents including Indigenous. Formal networks had few links with this group and word of mouth proved more successful. The group began by compiling a scrap book of activities and groups that they found […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013

Mallacoota

Facilitator: Naomi Gordon Mallacoota Study Circle identified community strengths as a place that was safe for families, a clean environment, a caring community and a strong capacity to achieve projects. However, some women felt isolated from the support of extended families during children’s early years. The local playground was seen as inadequate. Improving the public […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013

Paynesville

Facilitator: Judy Ireland All participants identified a desire to get involved, or remain involved in the community – and to ‘give something back’. Joining the Study Circle was seen as one way to do this. Members of the group found connections across age groups – young families moving to a new area, ageing grandparents and […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013

Orbost

Facilitator: Michelle Theobald There are 6 women in the Orbost Study Circle. ‘Women on the Move’ – they are a diverse group with common – and varied – interests. Sharing stories about other communities led them to reflect on great Orbost projects such as the Exhibition Centre, the Rainforest Centre, the Mosaic Pathway, Forest Park […]

Community Engagement
July 27, 2013

Goongerah

Facilitator: Fiona York The Goongerah Study Circle proved a good mix of interests across the nine members. Common themes identified by the group included education, employment and housing. Although anticipated ‘outcomes’ did not occur immediately, most felt the experience to be valuable – learning facilitation skills, the need for ground rules and recapping – they […]

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