Transforming communities through cross-sector partnerships | Breakfast forum

A Community Hubs and Partnerships breakfast forum was held in Brisbane on 13 March 2018. You can watch the forum here.

The forum highlighted the value in partnering and planning the delivery of place-based models together. These models are used to support individuals and provide easy access to services. The forum also encouraged us to move out of our silos and celebrate the great work occurring across sectors and organisations.

Speakers included:

  • The Honourable Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • June McLoughlin, CEO of Our Place, Victoria
  • Belinda Drew, CEO, Community Services Industry Alliance

June McLoughlin shared her learnings in establishing Doveton College in regional Victoria. This unique place-based model offers an educational and social initiative. It unites the community and offers integrated services under a single governance structure.

A panel asked, 'What would it take for government, the community service sector and other industries to work together to deliver more models like Doveton?'.

The full house at the forum was enthused by the positive energy in the room. Many have called for continuing conversations to learn, celebrate, and plan for further sharing.

The CHaPs team is committed to place planning across Queensland.

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