The Go Goldfields Alliance formed in 2010 in response to a shared desire to significantly improve on outcomes for children, youth and families in Central Goldfields Shire. The Alliance decided that a new, collective approach was needed to address complex and long-term social issues affecting the community.
Until the end of 2016, the Alliance acted in a stewardship role to Go Goldfields and was chaired by the Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire Council. Working as the Stewardship Group, the Alliance comprised key community and service agency leaders including from Asteria Services, Salvation Army, Maryborough Education Centre, Goldfields Education and Learning Centre, Centre for Non-Violence, Centrelink, Victoria Police, Central Victoria Primary Care Partnership, and Maryborough and District Health Services.
In 2017 the Stewardship Group ended its work and most members of the Alliance took up roles within the Collaborative Table and Action Groups as part of a planned handover of strategic and decision making power to the community.
The Stewardship Group was part of an innovative approach to addressing complex social issues and long-term disadvantage in our community. The role of the Stewardship Group was to oversee and guide the work of the Collaborative Table, Action Groups and Go Goldfields in a meaningful way that was in tune with our community’s desired outcomes. Stewardship Group members advocated for systems and cultural change within and beyond their own organisations. They participated in meetings each month and were responsible for seeing that the funding and resources of Go Goldfields was used to greatest community benefit.