The role of the Backbone
The Backbone keeps the collaborative process moving along, even as participants and community expectations change. The role of the Backbone Organisation is to:
- guide vision and strategy
- support aligned activities
- establish shared measurements
- build public will
- advance policy
- mobilise funding
As Go Goldfields’ Backbone organisation, Central Goldfields Shire Council holds the vision and seeks and manages resources, while also facilitating community engagement and behind the scenes work.
Goldfields Shire Council is very pleased to act as the Backbone organisation for Go Goldfields and in fact believes it is vital that it does so. Council’s approach to addressing disadvantage is based around three strongly interrelated platforms – community infrastructure; employment and economic activity; and, social change which is being tackled through Go Goldfields. The coordination that a Backbone organisation brings to these pursuits provides real synergy and Council continues to be inspired by the Go Goldfields work and the outcomes.