Go Goldfields is a place-based initiative addressing complex social issues in the Central Goldfields Shire, Victoria.
Our collaborative approach brings community, business, service organisations and decision makers together to improve outcomes for children and families.
‘Our community aspiring, achieving and living a full life’;
is the vision that drives us towards a positive future.
Our Collective Impact journey is one of learning and striving. Bringing authentic community voice and influence to the table is critical to the success of our work. This means building relationships based upon trust and tapping into grassroots community networks in ways that benefit the community. Having the service leaders and government decision-makers at the table – who are in the position to challenge and change existing systems – is also critical so that new thinking and action can be embedded where it can be most effective.
We need to work differently to make a difference.
OUR BACKBONE ORGANISATION
This group services the entire initiative, mobilising diverse groups and cross-sectoral leadership. Integrating evaluation for reflection and learning.
Central 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 the Council continues to be inspired by the Go Goldfields work and the outcomes.
Community Engagement Coordinator