About Us

Network West supports Neighbourhood Houses / Community Centres in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

Network West is an Incorporated Association with a Committee of Governance and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘Neighbourhood Houses Coordination Program (NHCP)’ and via a Membership fee.

Network West aims to support the Neighbourhood House sector by:

  • disseminating information on local updates, funding opportunities and good practice models
  • strengthening community development knowledge and practice
  • raising the profile of Neighbourhood Houses in the western region
  • facilitating relevant professional development opportunities
  • advocating on behalf of the sector to local and state government bodies and
  • supporting Committees of Management with governance and policies and procedures