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Earth Hour event – vote for your preferred workshops

  This year is the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, with it to take place on Saturday 25 March. Council will be hosting a number of workshops to provide information on sustainable living, including gardening, transport and making sustainable changes to your home. We are asking the community to tell us what type of workshops […]

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Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

Yesterday the Premier launched Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change, the government’s 10 Year Plan to prevent and respond to family violence. Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines how the 227 recommendations made by the Royal Commission will be delivered, building the cultural and social foundations for generational change.  To support the system reforms the […]

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Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 Consultation

Maroondah City Council are currently in the process of developing the next four year Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. To ensure that the plan captures the voices of the local community, they’re inviting the community to have their say on health and wellbeing in Maroondah. For more information, Click Here

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Positive review of Yarra Ranges Community Legal Centre

An independent review of the ECLC’s in Yarra Ranges has highlighted the positive impact this services has had for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in this area. In two and a half years of operation it has supported many local people legal advice and community legal education. For further information Click Here

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Care for people with chronic conditions- Guide for Community Health Program released

The guide has been developed in consultation with the sector and describes what is expected of organisations funded to deliver the Community Health Program in the care of people with chronic conditions. It aims to support consistency across Victoria in planning, program design and service delivery, as well as clarify expectations for coordinated service provision. […]

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Presentations now available from the VCOSS “Ins and Out of Co-Design” forum

Click Here to view the presentations from the recent VCOSS Co-design forum held on 6 December 2015. Presenters included Chris Vanstone and Ryan Hubbard of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Dr Sarah Pollock of Mind Australia.  

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Garden of Diversity – Certificate II in Horticulture

In February 2017, Box Hill Institute will begin running a Certificate II in Horticulture on the newly established Garden of Diversity , at Pembroke Primary School in Mooroolbark. This course is an introduction to the horticulture industry. The classes are being scheduled during school hours, to suit parents to finish in time to pick up […]

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A Family Violence Memorial for Victoria

The Victorian Government and City of Melbourne are parenting to create a permanent memorial for victims and survivors of family violence. The memorial will create a dedicated and permanent space for all members of the community to reflect and heal. We want to know your thoughts on the design and look of the memorial, and […]

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Victorian Gender Equity Strategy launched

The Victorian Gender Equality Strategy was launched on the 5 December 2016. The Strategy sets out a Vision to ensure: All Victorians live in a safe and equal society, have access to equal power, resources and opportunities, and are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. All Victorians recognise that gender equality is essential to economic prosperity and that […]

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OEHCSA Launches its new website

Our new website is packed with new features and will make its users experiences much better. Stay tuned for more!

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