What We Do

Network West's aim is to strengthen Neighbourhood Houses in the western region of Melbourne using a community development framework.

We support our Membership in the following areas:

Induction/Governance
- Offer induction tours
- Work with coordinators and committees of management on improving governance

Policy & Procedures
- Help to formulate policies & procedures, drawing on resources and experience of other NHs

Compliance
- support NHs with adhering to compliance requirements

Strategic Planning
- Assist with strategic planning and development of plans using a community development framework

HR and Industrial Relations
- Assist with enquiries relating to employment, HR and IR related issues, making appropriate links and referrals

Information Dissemination and Sharing Good Practice
- Provide links to resources to assist NHs in the areas of governance and program development
- Keep NH sector up to date with local news and resources via monthly newsletter and social media sites
- Keep Membership informed on latest funding opportunities

Advocacy
- Advocate on behalf of Members at a local and statewide level on issues affecting NHs across the western region

Professional Development
- Organise professional development where required based on key issues or themes arising in the NH sector

Click Here for Network West's Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019