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					       NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                                    PLAN 2008-09
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3
   REDUCING HEALTH INEQUALITIES AND PROMOTING WELLBEING ....................................................................................................................................................................................3
    Reducing risk factors and chronic disease ........................................................................................................................................................................................................3
          Policy and platforms for sustained action..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
          Implementation ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
          Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
   SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE AND LIFE STAGE GROUPS ........................................................................................................................................................................................................8
     Support for children and young people at risk ................................................................................................................................................................................................8
     Support for Vulnerable Families including sole parents in Public Housing ..................................................................................................................................10
     Targeting DHS Services to public housing tenants with multiple needs (particularly opportunities to integrate actions across DHS) .13
     Improving wellbeing and life options for people with a disability ....................................................................................................................................................14
   BETTER INTEGRATE SOCIAL SUPPORT AND ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION .......................................................................................................................................................................14
   ENSURE RESPONSIVE, INTEGRATED AND APPROPRIATE SERVICES & PROGRAMS FOR MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES .....................................................................................17
   CREATING SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................20
   IMPROVING HOUSING ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................22
   NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL PLATFORM SUPPORT ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................26
DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT .....................................................................................................................................28
   REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT VICTORIA (RDV) .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................28
   RDV/SMALL BUSINESS VICTORIA (SBV).........................................................................................................................................................................................................................30
   WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30
   SKILLS VICTORIA ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................32
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33
   CONSUMER AFFAIRS VICTORIA .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33
   COURT INTEGRATED SERVICES PROGRAM ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................35
   DRUG COURT ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................36
   DISPUTE SETTLEMENT CENTRE OF VICTORIA (DSCV) ...................................................................................................................................................................................................37
   FAMILY VIOLENCE INITIATIVES ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................38
   NEIGHBOURHOOD JUSTICE CENTRE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................41
   SEXUAL ASSAULT REFORM UNIT ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................41
   DIVERSITY ISSUES UNIT .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................45
   INDIGENOUS ISSUES UNIT .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................46
   OFFICE OF GAMING AND RACING/PROBLEM GAMBLING ................................................................................................................................................................................................47
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................48
   INTEGRATED TRANSPORT PLANNING DIVISION................................................................................................................................................................................................................48

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       NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                                    PLAN 2008-09
   PUBLIC TRANSPORT DIVISION - BUS AND REGIONAL SERVICES .................................................................................................................................................................................48
   WALKING AND CYCLING DIVISION.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................49
DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY VICTORIA ..........................................................................................................49
   ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND CLIMATE CHANGE .............................................................................................................................................................................................................50
   OFFICE OF WATER .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................51
   REGIONAL SERVICES ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................51
   SUSTAINABILITY VICTORIA ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................52
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (DPCD) ...................................................................................................................................53
   COMMUNITY ICT ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................54
   COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE AND MICROFINANCE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................55
   COMMUNITY PROGRAMS (VOLUNTEERING)........................................................................................................................................................................................................................56
   NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE COORDINATION & MEN’S SHED PROGRAMS ......................................................................................................................................................................57
   OFFICE FOR YOUTH ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58
   SPORT AND RECREATION VICTORIA .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................59
   ADULT COMMUNITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION ................................................................................................................................................................................................................64
   OFFICE OF WOMEN’S POLICY .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................65
VICTORIA POLICE ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................65
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL PLAN 2008-09 ............................................67




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  NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure           Responsible       Action          Funding
  hood/                                                                                                 Program &       Timeframe
Community                                                                                                Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Department of Human Services
Reducing health inequalities and promoting wellbeing
Reducing risk factors and chronic disease
Policy and platforms for sustained action
Health &     Utilise the Primary Care Partnerships as a       Primary Care Partnerships IHP Plans and   Primary         Planning       Funded as part
Wellbeing    platform to plan and deliver health              CHS agency IHP plans identify health      Health          cycles         of Health
             development actions in communities that          promotion actions targeted to             Jenk Akyalcin   2006-09        Promotion
             include Neighbourhood and Community              Neighbourhood Renewal and                                 and 2009-      funding.
             Renewal sites.                                   Community Renewal sites:                                  12
                                                                   $ (where possible)
             Existing Departmental policy states:                  Target group /priority issue
             implement State-wide health promotion                 Immediate impacts/anticipated
             priorities for 2007-12 through targeted health          impacts
             promotion effort in all Neighbourhood
             Renewal places, mandated for all community
             health services in these areas. Policy for
             2009-12 will broaden priority settings to
             include Community Renewal sites.

             Under the remit of Environments for Health       Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing     Public Health   2009-13        Legislated
             support Local Government to prioritise NR        Plans for 2009-13 identify health         Ron Frew        (Local         responsibility
             and CR sites through their Municipal Public      development actions in Neighbourhood                      government     under Health
             Health Plans including emphasising priority      Renewal and Community Renewal Sites.      Shelley         s moving to    Act 1958 and
             for NR and CR sites in new Planning                                                        Bowen           4 year         from 1 January
             requirements of the Public Health and                                                                      planning       2010 the Public
             Wellbeing Act 2008.                                                                                        cycles         Health and
                                                                                                                        consistent     Wellbeing Act
                                                                                                                        with Council   2008.
                                                                                                                        Plans)


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Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure           Responsible        Action        Funding
  hood/                                                                                                  Program &        Timeframe
Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
             Servicing Growing Communities                     Insert options from Servicing Growing     DHS, Jim
             initiative Provision of a centralised point for   Communities paper)                        Hyde,
             growth area-related issues; through                                                         Regional
             establishment of SGC governance including                                                   Directors
             steering committee, working group and data                                                  Servicing
             group.                                                                                      Growing
                                                                                                         Communities
                                                                                                         Steering Gp
             Provide planning support through the              Planning frameworks in place for the      Public Health          2009   Public Health
             development of specific policy and planning       priority areas of Mental Health and       - Shelley                     Branch internal
             frameworks and guidance on evidence for           Wellbeing, Health Eating and Physical     Bowen                         budget.
             Victorias Health Promotion Priorities. Work       Activity.
             with PCPs and Local Government to support
             application of tools and frameworks.              In 2008-09, focus on the issue of food
                                                               security.
Implementation
Health &     Prioritise Neighbourhood Renewal and
Wellbeing    Community Renewal for additional healthy
             eating and physical activity community based
             intervention investments – current
             commitments include;

             Kids ‘Go for your life’ investments through       Contracts have been signed off for the    Public Health    July 2008    $105,500 over
             Local Government to employ KGFYL                  local government areas funded through                      to June      2 years per
             coordinator (Greater Geelong                      Kids – ‘Go for your life’.                Holly Piontek-   2010         LGA funded
             [Corio/Norlane], Latrobe City [Moe, Morwell,      Local governments meet targets as set     Walker
             Traralgon, Churchill], Shepparton, Casey          out in contracts for the number of
             [Doveton and Eumemmerring], City of               childhood settings that:                  Liza Culleney
             Frankston [Frankston North], and Hobsons           are members of the Kids – ‘Go for
             Bay City Council [Laverton]) as well as               your life’ program
             universal access to a range of other Kids Go       achieve the Kids – ‘Go for your life’
             for your life! services.                              Award
                                                               Both of these targets will be measured
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Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure              Responsible       Action         Funding
  hood/                                                                                                    Program &       Timeframe
Community                                                                                                   Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                              in 2010.
                                                              100% of funded local governments have
                                                              policies in place to ensure sustainability
                                                              of the program.
             ‘Go for your life’ Health Promoting              Engage key community stakeholders            Public Health   2006/10       $436K from
             Communities: Being Active and Eating             and organisations willing to collaborate     Michelle Haby                 Public Health
             Well demonstration initiatives – Colac, East     to promote healthy eating and physical                                     over life of
             Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula [Corio &             activity.                                                                  project.2008/0
             Norlane]- Geelong [Whittington CR site]-         Baseline data collected to inform                                          9 funding
             Westbay PCP – Maribyrnong [Maidstone and         evaluation of process, impact and                                          $145K from
             Braybrook]- Southern Grampians Glenelg PCP       outcomes.                                                                  Public Health
             – Southern Grampians Shire                       Measuring levels of physical activity,
                                                              healthy eating and BMI.
                                                              Implementation of Action Plans.
             Being Active and Eating Well Indigenous
             Community demonstration initiative
             - Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (North
             Geelong)

             ‘Well for Life’ in Public Housing – expand       Performance targets as per action plans      Aged Care       July 2008 –   $337,000
             program for older people in public housing to    and independent evaluation. Projects to                      June 2009
             increase physical activity, improve nutrition,   link with renewal governance structures.     Catherine
             workforce development and evaluating                                                          Thompson
             outcomes.
             - SMR, Hume Region and N&WMR


             Community gardens in NR areas to improve         Provide financial support to gardens         Housing                       Within
             social connection and access to nutritious       developed in Neighbourhood Renewal                                         available
             food.                                            areas under the Housing Community            Director                      Community
                                                              Garden program.                                                            Gardens
                                                                                                           PH&CB                         Program
                                                                                                                                         funding.

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  NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                       Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                   Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
             Neighbourhood Renewal Community Garden             Fund three gardens proposals in NR                                  $114,000 in NR
             Infrastructure grants                              sites 2008/09. Scope and identify                                   sites 2008/09.
                                                                demand for garden development /                                     subject to
                                                                redevelopment in NR areas. Develop a                                approval and
                                                                strategic coordinated approach with the                             availability of
                                                                key stakeholders such as Housing                                    Community
                                                                Gardens program to support future                                   Infrastructure
                                                                need.                                                               Program

Health and   Early Intervention in Chronic Disease (EICD).      Community Health data and evaluation      Primary       2005        Funding as part
Wellbeing    EICD sites established to provide integrated       of the Early Intervention in Chronic      Health        ongoing     of 2005-06 and
             proactive programs to assist people to better      Disease Teams provide ongoing                                       2006-07 ERC
             manage their chronic disease.The following         accountability and reporting, which       Caroline                  ($9.4 million
             NR sites are in scope for this initiative: Corio   includes:                                 Frankland                 across the 18
             & Norlane; Maidstone & Braybrook;                  o number and type of services                                       Early
             Shepparton; West Heidelberg; Doveton-                  provided;                                                       Intervention in
             Eumemmerring; Eaglehawk; Latrobe;                  o number of registered clients on an                                Chronic
             Ashwood, Ashburton & Chadstone;                        annual basis; and                                               Disease sites
             Wendouree West; East Reservoir; and                o number of registered clients who                                  provided to
             Delacombe.Further expansion across 18 LGAs             reside in the same postcode as a NR                             CHSs and
             2008 –09 (as part of Victorian State budget            site                                                            PCPs)
             allocation of $18 M over 4 years: 2008 –           And assessed via Primary Health Branch
             2012). Sites yet to be finalised; level of         survey for 2008-09.
             disadvantage will be a selection indicator.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure            Responsible        Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                     Program &        Timeframe
Community                                                                                                     Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health and      Aboriginal Health Promotion & Chronic Care        Local evaluation and Community Health      Primary          2005        $2.2 million in
Wellbeing       Partnership.                                      data capturing the number of Aboriginal    Health           ongoing     2008-09 across
                                                                  people:                                                                 9 sites
                The following NR sites are in scope for this      o receiving CHS services by age and        Catherine
                initiative: Collingwood; Maidstone &                 gender;                                 James
                Braybrook; Shepparton; Werribee;                  o participating in CHS services and/or
                Broadmeadows; and East Reservoir.                    programs; and
                                                                  o receiving a service who reside in the
                To prevent and better manage chronic                 same postcode as a NR site.
                disease in Aboriginal communities health
                promotion activities are undertaken at the        And assessed via Primary Health Branch
                local level to strengthen relationships           survey for 2008-09.
                between Aboriginal Community Controlled
                Organisations (ACCOs) and Primary Health
                care services such as Community Health
                Centres and Divisions of General Practice
Opportunities

Health &        Expand ‘Kids Go for your life!’ Local             Improvements in physical activity, and     Public Health    20010-13    No existing
Wellbeing       government investment to the X LGAs               health eating and reductions in BMI in                                  funding for
                covering NR and CR sites that are not             target group as well as a range of other   Holly Piontek-               expansion.
(Pending        currently funded.                                 process and impact measures.               Walker and
funding                                                                                                      Liza Culleney
confirmation)
                Expand the ‘Go for your life’ Health                                                         Shelley
                Promoting Communities: Being Active and                                                      Bowen and
                Eating Well initiatives to NR and CR sites that                                              Michelle Haby
                are not currently funded.


                Through the implementation of the Victorian       Design and implementation (ERC             Public Health    2009-2013   ERC
                Tobacco Control Strategy                          funding dependant) of interventions to:                                 submission in
                                                                    reduce smoking in the adult             Annie Synnot                 development
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Neighbour-               Action Initiative                 Performance Target / Measure            Responsible       Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                            Program &       Timeframe
Community                                                                                           Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                            population by 20 per cent
                                                          • reduce current smoking among
                                                            pregnant women by 50 per cent; and
                                                        • reduce smoking among adult
                                                        Aboriginal people and other high-
                                                        prevalence groups by at least 20%.
             Through the implementation of the mental    Support local mental health promotion     Public Health   2009-2014   ERC
             health promotion component of the Mental    interventions addressing risk and         Holly Piontek               submission in
             Health Reform Strategy                      protective factors for mental health,     Walker and                  development
                                                         with a particular focus on supporting     Ming Ding
                                                         initiatives in Neighourhood Renewal and
                                                         Community Renewal (ERC funding
                                                         dependent)




Support for vulnerable and life stage groups
Support for children and young people at risk

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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                    Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                    Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health and      Growing Communities Thriving Children –           Examples of joint initiatives and CHS     Primary       2007- 08    Funding as part
wellbeing       Child Health Teams in Community Health            representation in each of the following   Health        ongoing     of 2006-07
                ServicesThis initiative aims to intervene early   NR sites: Hastings; Doveton-                                        ERC ($125,000
                to:                                               Eumemmerring; Werribee; and               Catherine                 per CHS team)
                o identify and effectively treat high priority    Broadmeadows.                             James
                    issues of language, learning,
                    communication and motor skills delays
                    and behavioural problems among pre-
                    school and primary school-aged children
                o encourage the development of
                    partnerships between NR, Community
                    Health Services, and child and family
                    health teams.
                As part of the Growing Communities Thriving
                Children initiative, the focus will be on Child
                health teams in Community Health Services
                in the following NR sites: Hastings; Doveton-
                Eumemmerring; Werribee; Broadmeadows.
Responding      The Youth Justice Service Delivery Model is       Projects provide a place based            Children      2008-09      Funding as
to disengaged   an integrated place based approach to better      integrated service to link young          Youth &       ongoing     part of 2005-
young people    meet the needs of Juvenile Justice clients.       homeless clients to services and          Families                  05 ERC bid
                                                                  supports. Metropolitan areas              Eric Polli
                                                                  commenced operations on 1 October
                                                                  2008. Rural regions to commence
                                                                  operations on 1 January 2009.
                Work to develop an integrated place based         Development of a place based
                approach to young people experiencing             integrated service to link young          HSS
                homelessness access to appropriate health         homeless clients to services.             Peter Lake
                services.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure   Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                       Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                       Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health and    In partnership with DEECD develop a project     Project to be implemented in     Children      2008-09
well-being    (Corio-Norlane) to better connect schools and   partnership with Neighbourhood   Youth &
              family services as an earlier intervention      Renewal.                         Families
              response for vulnerable families.

                                                                                               Mick
                                                                                               Naughton
Support for Vulnerable Families including sole parents in Public Housing
Health and    New Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Health      Currently under development      Primary       Services    $ 8.3 M over
well being    Promotion Program. Will target                                                   Health        will        four years.
              disadvantaged women who are not accessing                                                      commence
              antenatal care in growth metropolitan areas.                                     Jeanette      February
              Actual sites yet to be selected.                                                 Cameron /     2009
                                                                                               Catherine
                                                                                               James




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure            Responsible       Action          Funding
   hood/                                                                                                  Program &       Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health &      Enhance the implementation of the Families       4.5 EFT positions to be appointed by       Mental Health   Guidelines     $800,000
Wellbeing     Where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI)      Feb 2009.                                                  for new
              service development strategy with new FaPMI                                                 Amanda          service
              coordinators being co-located with Child                                                    Smith           model.
              FIRST and targeting vulnerable families with                                                                Funds
              mental illness and substance abuse                                                                          allocated
              issues.These coordinators offer consultation                                                                from Sept
              and training to Child FIRST workers, mental                                                                 08.
              health and drug and alcohol services amongst                                                                Clinicians
              others and can offer referral information and                                                               appointed
              advice.The following NR areas Latrobe,                                                                      Sept- Oct
              Eaglehawk, LongGully, Doveton, Bayswater                                                                    08. Joint
              North, Wendouree West and Delacombe will                                                                    training and
              be included in the expanded FaPMI networks.                                                                 partnership
              The FaPMI Coordinator could offer community                                                                 work Nov –
              education to renewal communities regarding                                                                  December
              mental illness and its impact on parenting.                                                                 08.
              Families First providers may be involved in                                                                 Services
              local FaPMI networks which support                                                                          operational
              coordination and cross-referral.                                                                            by Feb 09.
              Improving Public Housing Responses               Implement two demonstration projects;      Housing and     2008-09        To be
              Strategic project: Demonstration project with    at proposed sites in N&WMR (Preston        Community                      determined
              Housing & Community Building (H&CB)              Housing Office & North East Metro Child    Building                       from existing
              Children, Youth & Families Division to support   and Family Services Alliance); and         Robb                           Housing Client
              single parents in public housing to improve      Barwon South West (Geelong Housing         McGregor                       Services
              sustainability of tenancies, and collaboration   Office and Barwon Child First Alliance)                                   budget.
              between H&CB and Child Protection &              to improve responses to vulnerable
              Families Services Branch. Building on the        single parents of vulnerable children in
              Child FIRST/Family Services platform             pubic housing leading to more
                                                               sustainable tenancies.


                                                               Neighbourhood Renewal to be                Child
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Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure           Responsible       Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                 Program &       Timeframe
Community                                                                                                Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                              incorporated into project governance      Protection,
                                                              structures.                               Placement &
                                                                                                        Family
                                                                                                        Services
                                                                                                        Gaye
                                                                                                        McPherson

Health &     Increase Family Violence services                Develop targeted responses between        Housing         Over 4      Within existing
Wellbeing    responsiveness to Neighbourhood Renewal          regional family violence committees and                   years       program
             communities.                                     Neighbourhood / Community Renewal         Director HSD    comm-       funding.
Crime &                                                       projects to address family violence in                    encing
Safety                                                        these areas. Where relevant and                           2005-06
                                                              appropriate, these responses will
                                                              include working with DPCD, Police and
                                                              DOJ.
Health and   MHD will also support the Festival for Healthy   Funds allocated to Werribee               Mental Health   2008-09     $60,000
Wellbeing    Living project in the Werribee (Heathdale) NR    (Heathdale) NR area.                      & Drugs
             area through the contribution of $60,000
             towards the project costs. This three-year                                                 Policy,
             project (2008-2011) is a school-based                                                      Planning and
             community capacity building project that                                                   Strategy
             uses the performing and visual arts to
             explore and promote mental health
             wellbeing. This will have positive health
             outcomes for the community, families and
             individuals.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                        Performance Target / Measure             Responsible     Action          Funding
   hood/                                                                                                       Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                       Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health and    Dental Health Services Victoria to distribute        Distribution of tooth packs and reporting   Primary       2 deliveries   $800.00
wellbeing     half of Victoria’s total allocation of child tooth   to Colgate as requested / required.         Health        per year       (postage)
              packs (9250) provided through the Colgate                                                                      TBA
              Global Child Dental Health Task force to the                                                     Catherine
              19 Neighbourhood Renewal sites.                                                                  James


Targeting DHS Services to public housing tenants with multiple needs (particularly opportunities to integrate
actions across DHS)
Health and    Improving Public Housing Responses                   Segment 2 policy modified to better         Housing &     Oct 2008.
Wellbeing     Strategic project: Implementation of new             reflect the episodic nature of service      Community
              Segment 2 eligibility arrangements that              delivery by DHS Programs and allow          Building      Review
              recognise that the intensity and duration of         entry to a broader range of existing                      March
              DHS funded support across the range of               DHS clients with significant supports.                    2009.
              programs varies in accordance with the needs         These changes will promote Segment 2
              of the client.                                       as the preferred avenue of public
              New arrangements encompass all previously            housing access to eligible DHS program
              eligible DHS Disability, Mental Health and           clients.
              Aged Care programs and include new
              programs areas through Children, Youth and
              Families Division.
Health &      Better service coordination for people with          Opportunities to be identified
Wellbeing     multiple needs in Neighbourhood and
              Community Renewal areas via Primary Care
              Partnership platform including a commitment
              by DHS programs to improve referral, care
              planning and sharing of information reducing
              duplication of effort by the consumer
              (wording in draft)




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health &      Older Persons High-Rise Support Program:        Total statewide 17 EFT                    Shane         Ongoing     $1.47m pa
Wellbeing     provides an on-site presence to tenants of 11                                             McDonald                  statewide
              inner city older persons public housing high-
              rise estates.

              Of these, there is reach into Neighbourhood
              Renewal through Western Region Health
              Service (WRHS) and North Yarra CHS.

Improving wellbeing and life options for people with a disability
Health &      Develop targeted initiatives across NR and      Strengthen link with NR to arts and       Disability    Ongoing     Within existing
Wellbeing     Disability Services programs                    cultural development opportunities        Services                  Resources
                                                              including Arts and Disability Access      Division
                                                              Network (Arts Victoria, Regional Arts
                                                              Victoria, Cultural Development Network,   Assistant
                                                              Arts Access and Disability Services).     Director

                                                              Include local and regional NR staff in    Community &   June 2009
                                                              2008-09 arts and cultural development     Individual
                                                              best practice forums. Provide joint       Support
                                                              information to Disability.                Branch

                                                              In conjunction with NR develop case                     June 2009
                                                              studies documenting the outcome of
                                                              joint projects.




Better integrate social support and economic participation

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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                   Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                   Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health &        Disability Services will identify and             Investigation of potential links        Disability     August     Explore other
Wellbeing       opportunities for links between NR, DPCD,          between NR, DPCD and Disability         Services      2008 –      funding
                FaHCSIA and Disability Services in relation to     Services in relation to joint           Division      June 2009   opportunities.
Employment      employment and learning initiatives and            employment and learning pilot           Assistant
& Learning      actively develop these as appropriate.             projects.                               Director
                                                                  Establishment of governance             Community &   June 2009   Transition to
                                                                   mechanisms to formalise links where     Individual                Employment
                                                                   appropriate                             Support                   Initiative and
                                                                  Document employment and learning        Branch        June 2009   explore other
                                                                   initiatives/projects that are jointly                             joint funding
                                                                   supported or implemented                                          opportunities.
                                                                  Proportion of FFYA eligible residents                 June 2009
                                                                   in NR and CR sites that are targeted
                                                                   in the Transition to Employment
                                                                   initiative in the participating
                                                                   Region(s).
Employment      Employment Support Initiative to provide         Over 100 residents employed.              NR Place      2008-09     $0.6m in 2008-
& Learning      Neighbourhood Renewal residents with                                                       Managers      and out     09.
                employment and training services linked to                                                 Director NR   years
                employment outcomes.                                                                                                 Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                                     Renewal
                                                                                                                                     funding.
Housing &       Develop targeted initiatives across NR and       Investigation of possible links between
                                                                                                           Homelessnes
Environment     homelessness organisation, particularly for      NR, DPCD and Homelessness Services in
                                                                                                           s Services
                young people with relevant employment,           relation to joint employment and
Employment
                education and training initiatives.              learning pilot projects.
& Learning
                                                                 Target homelessness clients in
                                                                                                           Peter Lake
Pride &                                                          Community building locations in the
Participation                                                    Transition to Employment initiative in
                                                                 the participating Region(s).




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                       Performance Target / Measure             Responsible       Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                        Program &       Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                       Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Employment       Identify opportunities to strengthen               Identify pathways to connect
                                                                                                                Mental Health   2008-09
and Learning     connections between Community and                  Neighbourhood and Community
                                                                                                                & Drugs
                 Neighbourhood Renewal programs, mental             Renewal economic participation activity
                                                                                                                Division
                 health services and non government                 to support the engagement of Mental
                 employment support agencies as one way to          Health services clients.                    Neighbourhoo
                 link clients to economic participation services,                                               d and
                 particularly social enterprises.                                                               Community
                                                                                                                Renewal
Health &         Inclusion of NR and Department of                  Proportion of available funds distributed   Regional A&D    2008-09     Each region
Wellbeing        Planning and Community                             by each region to support projects in NR    Coordinators                may prioritise
                 Development (DPCD) Community                       and CR areas.                                                           up to $23,000
Employment       Renewal (CR) sites as key priorities                                                                                       toward NR and
and learning     for the 2008-09 Regional AOD                                                                                               CR (part of
                 Health Promotion budgets.                                                                                                  total
Better                                                                                                                                      allocation).
integrate        Priority will be given to projects in
social support   NR sites, and for project which,
and economic     particular preference should be
participation    given to projects that concentrate on
                 the following priority areas:
                  Early years
                  Improving education and helping people
                   into work
                  Improving health and wellbeing
                  Developing liveable communities




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure           Responsible       Action           Funding
   hood/                                                                                                    Program &       Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                   Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Housing &       Continue implementation of the Public Tenant      Public tenant employment specified in     Housing         PTEP            Community
Environment     Employment Program (PTEP) across public           all responsive maintenance, grounds                       position        Contracts
                housing maintenance and asset improvement         maintenance and security contracts – in   Director        funded for      position - $85k
                programs and contracts to create                  line with legislation and contractual     PSAM            4 years,        per annum
Employment      employment and training opportunities for         requirements.                                             comm-
& Learning      public housing tenants in Victoria prioritising                                                             encing late     Neighbourhood
                tenants in Neighbourhood Renewal and              Target: 100% of employment                                2004            Renewal and
                Community Renewal locations.                      opportunities targeted specifically to                                    Housing
                                                                  Neighbourhood Renewal and                                                 funding.
Pride &                                                           Community Renewal tenants where
Participation                                                     location of work permits.

                                                                  Action Plan developed to achieve the
                                                                  above target, including a
                                                                  communications plan for engaging
                                                                  Neighbourhood Renewal and
                                                                  Community Renewal staff on strategies
                                                                  that aim to achieve this target.

Ensure responsive, integrated and appropriate services & programs for marginalised communities
Health and      Strengthen the role of Primary Care               Local service coordination models         Primary         This will be    DHS Program
wellbeing       Partnerships (PCP) in place based                 include the needs of population groups    Health          a post 2009     fudning
                partnerships to improve service access and        in Neighbourhood and Community                            action as it
                integration.                                      Renewal areas.                            Jenk Akyalcin   is high level
                                                                                                                            policy
                                                                  DHS program areas include the role of                     statement
                                                                  PCPs (as the platform for local service                   at this point
                                                                  coordination) in program policy and                       and will
                                                                  funding guidelines.                                       require
                                                                                                                            cross DHS
                                                                                                                            program
                                                                                                                            support.


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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                     Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure             Responsible      Action            Funding
   hood/                                                                                                        Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                        Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Health and        Improve access to Victorian Eyecare Service       Measure: no. of clients attending VES       Catherine      July 2008 –   n/a
wellbeing         by residents of Public Housing.                                                               Thompson       June 2009

                  Collingwood and Fitzroy (Atherton Gardens)
                  will be the initial target areas.
Improve           Continue to strengthen the links between NR        Reporting via the Community               Disability     Six Monthly   Within Existing
access and        and Rural Access, Metro Access and Access           Building Project Achievement              Services       reports       Resources
inclusion of      for All Abilities, disability service providers     Reporting System (CBPARS)                 Division
people with       and other community initiatives funded by           demonstrates links between NR and         Assistant
disabilities to   Disability Services.                                Rural Access, Metro Access,               Director
their                                                                 deafaccess, Access for All Abilities in   Community &
communities.                                                          project.                                  Individual
                                                                                                                Support
                                                                                                                Branch
                  Pilot and evaluate a strengthened                  Include residents of NR sites in          Disability     June 2009     Individualised
                  individualised planning model in selected DHS       participating regions as participants     Services                     Planning
                  regions.                                            in the enhanced planning pilot.           Division                     Initiative
                                                                                                                Director
                                                                                                                Community &
                                                                                                                Individual
                                                                                                                Support
                                                                                                                Branch

Health &          Work with key AOD agencies in NR                  Number of funded agencies reporting         Regional A&D   2008-09       N/A
Wellbeing         and CR areas to encourage active                  engagement with NR and CR projects in       Coordinators
                  participation in the governance                   quarterly reports.
                  structures of the local projects, as
                  appropriate. This will assist agencies            NR project managers reporting               NR Project
                  and NR project managers to respond                  engagement with, and participation        Managers
                  proactively to current and emerging                 of, AOD and community mental
                  community needs.                                    health services.



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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure              Responsible     Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                                     Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                     Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Joint policy    NR/CR/Youth Services team to collaborate on      Inclusion of Neighbourhood and               Children      March 2009
development     policy development for vulnerable, at risk and   Community Renewal in relevant policy         Youth and
                disadvantaged young people.                      documents.                                   Family

                Strengthen relationship between CY&F, NR         Identification of priority areas for joint   Lisa Hema
                and CR Programs in responding to the needs       action focusing on enhanced cross
                of vulnerable families in disadvantaged areas.   program coordination in supporting
                                                                 vulnerable families.

                Strengthen interface between Child FIRST         Child FIRST/Family Services Alliance
                Alliances and NR/CR governance structures.       catchment plans to work with
                                                                 Neighbourhood and Community
                                                                 Renewal governance structures to
                                                                 identify priority geographic areas for
                                                                 vulnerable families.

Better health   Refugee Health Nurse (RHN) Program focuses       The initiative will be evaluated via         Primary       2005 -       $620,000 for
and wellbeing   on early health assessment, referrals and        ongoing accountability and reporting,        Health        ongoing      2008 – 09, as
                health promotion, linking refugees to existing   including:                                   Catherine                  part of
                health services and increasing the capacity of   o number and type of services                James                      Victorian State
                CHSs and General Practitioners to respond to         provided;                                                           budget
                the health and wellbeing needs of refugees.      o number of registered clients on an                                    allocation of $3
                                                                     annual basis; and                                                   M over 4
                The following NR sites are in scope for this     o number of clients receiving a service                                 years: 2008 -
                initiative: Maidstone & Braybrook;                   who reside in the same postcode as                                  2012
                Shepparton; Wendouree West;                          a NR site.
                Corio/Norlane; La Trobe; Colac; East
                Reservoir.                                       And assessed via Primary Health Branch
                                                                 survey for 2008-09.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                  Performance Target / Measure          Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                             Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                             Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Whole of       Implement Neighbourhood Renewal              Implementation of Whole of               Executive     June 2009   Within
Government     Mainstreaming Strategy to embed elements –   Government targets.                      Director                  Neighbourhood
               joined up government, place management       Continue implementation of local         H&CB                      Renewal and
               and community governance – into the core     mainstreaming plans in 15                                          Housing
               business of state and participating local    Neighbourhood Renewal sites.                                       budget.
               governments.                                 Complete mainstreaming in Wendouree
                                                            West and Latrobe Valley Neighbourhood
                                                            Renewal sites.
Whole of       Community Building initiatives to bring      Community Building projects funded       Director NR   2008-09     Neighbourhood
Program        together the resources and ideas of          and progressively delivered.                                       Renewal
               residents, governments, local communities                                                                       funding -
               businesses and community groups to tackle                                                                       $0.4m in 2008-
               priority issues.                                                                                                09.

Creating supportive environments
Increase       Develop targeted initiatives across NR and   Linking and joint funding through        Disability    June 2009   Community
coordination   Disability Services programs                 Disability Services Community Facility   Services                  Facility
between                                                     Redevelopment Initiative (CFRI), DPCD    Division                  Redevelopment
Disability                                                  Modernising Neighbourhood Houses,        Assistant                 Initiative
Services and                                                Community Support Fund and NR            Director
Neighbour-                                                  Community Infrastructure grants.         Community &
hood Renewal                                                                                         Individual
programs                                                                                             Support
                                                                                                     Branch
                                                                                                     Disability
                                                                                                     Services
                                                                                                     Division
                                                                                                     Director
                                                                                                     Community &
                                                                                                     Individual
                                                                                                     Support
                                                                                                     Branch

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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                               Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Housing &     Fully-funded annual Neighbourhood Renewal      Over 500 front yard improvements           Director       2008-09     $2.8m
Environment   Immediate Improvement works to public          completed in line with urban design and    PSAM
              housing properties delivered by community      resident choice.                                                      Housing capital
              works enterprises, where these have been                                                  Neighbour-                 budget.
              established.                                   Works delivery by community                hood
                                                             enterprises where capacity is available.   Renewal (NR)
              Extension of the ‘Front Yard Blitz’ approach   Annual Immediate Improvements works        Place
              piloted in Delacombe to Immediate              program delivered in East Reservoir,       Managers
              Improvement works in the metropolitan area.    West Heidelberg, Delacombe and
                                                             Hastings Neighbourhood Renewal sites
                                                             using the ‘Front Yard Blitz’ approach.
Whole of      Community Infrastructure planning and          Community Infrastructure projects          NR Place       Over 4      Neighbourhood
Program       development projects provided with             funded and progressively delivered.        Managers       years       Renewal
              Neighbourhood Renewal grant funding, where                                                               comm-       funding -
              augmented by funding from other agency.                                                   Director NR    encing in   $2.8m in 2008-
                                                                                                                       2005-06     09.
                                                                                                        Director
                                                                                                        PH&CB
Housing &     Urban Design Fund resources directed to        Urban design projects implemented in       Manager,       2008-09     $0.6m
Environment   physical works that enhance neighbourhoods.    Neighbourhood Renewal areas.               Housing &
                                                                                                        Environment,               Housing capital
                                                                                                        NR                         budget.

                                                                                                        Manager
                                                                                                        Asset
                                                                                                        Planning,
                                                                                                        PSAM




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                   Performance Target / Measure              Responsible      Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                   Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Housing &       New/upgraded community facilities will        Neighbourhood Renewal Community              Manager,       2008-09     Neighbourhood
Environment     incorporate environmentally sustainable       Infrastructure guidelines to incorporate     Housing &                  Renewal
                design features.                              requirements in order to achieve:            Environment,               Community
Pride &                                                       o Reduced greenhouse gas impacts             NR                         Infrastructure
Participation                                                 o Higher energy efficiency                                              Fund
                                                              o Greater water savings.
Employment
& Learning


Improving Housing
Housing &       Contribute to the renewal of disadvantaged    Over 600 public housing unit upgrades        Director       2008-09     $25.4m
Environment     neighbourhoods by continuing the program of   delivered                                    Property
                public housing upgrades within the                                                         Strategic                  Housing capital
Employment      Neighbourhood Renewal sites.                                                               Asset                      budget.
& Learning                                                                                                 Management
                                                                                                           (PSAM)
Housing &       ERC Commitment.                               100 public rental units upgraded over 4      Director       Over 4      $1m over 4
EnvironmentE                                                  years as part of the Norlane                 PSAM           years       years with
mployment &                                                   Regeneration Project. Target of 40                          comm.-      $0.4m in 2008-
Learning                                                      units to be completed in 2008-09.Works                      encing in   09Housing
                                                              delivery by local enterprise                                2007-08     capital budget.



Housing &       ERC Commitment.                               Neighbourhood Renewal principles             Director       Over 4      $40m
Environment                                                   adopted in the delivery of the Norlane       PSAM           years
                                                              Regeneration Project.                                       comm.-      ERC funding.
                                                                                                           Director       encing in
                                                              200 new homes to be delivered over 4         Housing        2007-08
                                                              years with 40 to be delivered in the first   Sector
                                                              stage.                                       Development
                                                                                                           (HSD)
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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure             Responsible      Action        Funding
   hood/                                                                                                   Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Housing &      Redevelopment of the Ashwood/Chadstone          Redevelopment milestones planned in         Director HSD   2007-08 to   Estimated
Environment    precinct to increase social housing outcomes,   2008-09 are:-                                              2010-11      commitment of
               with a minimum of 100 social housing units      o Request for Proposals released to                                     $50m from the
               to be delivered.                                   Housing Associations (HA’s).                                         State
                                                               o HA tenders evaluated and preferred                                    Government’s
                                                                  tender endorsed.                                                     $310m funding
                                                               o Development agreement executed.                                       initiative.

                                                               Redevelopment planning processes
                                                               commenced.

Housing &      Acquisitions in Neighbourhood Renewal sites     Over 70 housing units                       Director       2008-09      $13.7m
Environment    (new construction, purchase,                                                                PSAM                        (includes
               redevelopment).                                                                                                         $7.5m of the
                                                                                                           Director NR                 $40m Norlane
                                                                                                                                       Regen project)

                                                                                                                                       Housing capital
                                                                                                                                       and ERC
                                                                                                                                       funding.
Housing &      All community enterprises to be engaged with    In 2008-09, up to 10 organisations with     Director       2008-09      Within
EnvironmentE   the modified minor works contract developed     community enterprise capacity to            PSAM                        Neighbourhood
mployment &    for community enterprises.                      deliver Immediate Improvements, with                                    Renewal and
Learning                                                       the potential to contribute up to 50 jobs                               Housing capital
                                                               per annum.                                                              budgets.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                   Performance Target / Measure            Responsible     Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                               Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Crime &       Upgrade of security measures at the Dight      Security upgrade works implemented         Director      2007-09     ERC funding -
Safety        Street walk up estate, Collingwood.            applying Crime Prevention Through          PSAM                      $1.4m
                                                             Environmental Design (CPTED)
                                                             principles:-
                                                             o Stage 1 works around older persons
                                                                 units in Dight and Emerald Sts to be
                                                                 completed in August 2008.
                                                             o Walkup estate masterplan to be
                                                                 presented in August 2008
                                                             o Stage 2 works based on the
                                                                 masterplan to be completed in
                                                                 2008-09.
Employment    Implement the Wired Community@                 Implementation of communication            Director      Over 3      Over $1.2m in
& Learning    Collingwood initiative providing PCs and       network completed.                         PSAM          years       Neighbourhood
              internet/intranet services to residents.                                                                comm.-      Renewal
                                                             Resident PC training and rollout of PCs    Director NR   encing      Community
                                                             commenced                                                2007-08     Infrastructure
                                                                                                        Regional                  and CSHA
                                                                                                        Director                  funding.
                                                                                                        NWMR

Whole of      In consultation with Neighbourhood Renewal     Fully-funded annual works programs         Director      2008-09     Within
Program       Place Managers, maintain stock plans for all   matched to stock plan priorities           PSAM                      Neighbourhood
              Neighbourhood Renewal sites for the delivery   implemented for each Neighbourhood                                   Renewal &
              of capital works in priority order.            Renewal site.                                                        Housing
                                                                                                                                  budgets.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                   Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action          Funding
   hood/                                                                                                 Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Housing &       Integrate Neighbourhood Renewal principles   Annual capital works priorities             Director       In line with   Within Housing
Environment     and requirements in public housing capital   implement:                                  PSAM           annual         capital budget
Whole of        works planning and programming.              o Approved actions from urban design                       capital
Program                                                         reviews in completing sites;             Director HSD   planning
                                                                Wendouree West; Eaglehawk;                              cycle
                                                                Doveton; Ashburton – Ashwood.·           Director NR
                                                             o Norlane Regeneration Project –
                                                                small scale pilot projects
                                                             o Housing Asset Strategy
                                                             o Streetscape enhancement projects.



Housing &       Subject to ERC funding, implement the        o   Inclusion as part of DHS contribution   Project        2008-09        ERC funding to
Environment     Neighbourhood Renewal Climate Change             to Office of Climate Change White       Manager,       ongoing        be sought.
                Adaptation program.                              Paper.                                  Mainstream-
Pride &                                                      o   Inclusion in Neighbourhood Renewal      ing &
Participation                                                    ERC bid 2008-09.                        Environment,
                                                             o   Endorsement by Secretary DHS            NR
Employment                                                   o   Approval by Minister.
& Learning                                                   o   Scope and plan one place-based
                                                                 urban design response in a
                                                                 Neighbourhood Renewal site that
                                                                 incorporates climate change
                                                                 adaptation features.
Housing &       Maintaining Neighbourhood Renewal            Incorporate Neighbourhood Renewal           Director       By end         Commonwealth
Environment     requirements in the Commonwealth and         requirements in the National Affordable     Policy,        June 2009      and State
                State funding agreement for Housing, for     Housing Agreement (NAHA) including:         Strategy &                    Housing
                2009-10 and beyond.                          o specific-purpose allocations for          Communicati                   funding
                                                                Housing funding to be targeted to        on (PS&C)                     agreement
                                                                Neighbourhood Renewal areas, and                                       post 2008-09
                                                             o enterprise development and                Director                      to be
                                                                economic participation strategies        Public                        negotiated.
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                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                   Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                                  and initiatives.                        Housing &
                                                                                                          Community
                                                                                                          Building
                                                                                                          (PH&CB)
Housing &     In order to strengthen disadvantaged             Work with H&CB to develop an agreed        Director       September   Within Housing
Environment   communities, and achieve a more sustainable      approach to increase the sustainability    PH&CB          2008 -      budget.
              mix of tenancies in Neighbourhood Renewal        of the action objectives.Work with                        June 2009
              areas, develop and implement strategies to       regions to develop and implement the       Director
              address issues relating to housing allocation,   following (in selected sites):             PS&C
              density of public to private housing and         o local remediation plan to drive local
              tenancy management.                                  allocations                            Director NR
                                                               o density reduction plan through a
                                                                   targeted sales and disposal strategy   DHS Regional
                                                               o inclusion of Neighbourhood Renewal       Directors
                                                                   in the development of asset
                                                                   management strategies for disposal
                                                                   or redevelopment of public housing
                                                                   properties; and
                                                               o target Neighbourhood Renewal for
                                                                   tenancy management support.
Housing &     Continue to invest in Community Renewal          Capital works in Community Renewal         Director       2008-09     Within Housing
Environment   areas by improving public housing assets.        areas to continue to be programmed for     PSAM                       budget
                                                               delivery according to asset plans and
                                                               regional priorities.

Neighbourhood Renewal Platform Support
Whole of      Place Managers provided at all                   19 Neighbourhood Renewal sites.            DHS Regional   2008-09     $3.1m in 2008-
Program       Neighbourhood Renewal sites to project                                                      Directors      and out     09.
              manage implementation at the local level.                                                                  years
                                                                                                          Director NR                Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                                     Renewal
                                                                                                                                     funding.


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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                               Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                               Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Pride &         Community Development resources provided       19 Neighbourhood Renewal sites.          DHS Regional   2008-09     $1.9m in 2008-
Participation   at all Neighbourhood Renewal sites to                                                   Directors      and out     09
                generate and manage local community                                                                    years
                development initiatives.                                                                Director NR                Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                                   Renewal
                                                                                                                                   funding.
Employment      Employment & Learning resources provided       19 Neighbourhood Renewal sites. (17      DHS Regional   2008-09     $1.4m in 2008-
& Learning      at all Neighbourhood Renewal sites to co-      Employment and Learning Coordinators)    Directors      and out     09.Neighbourh
                ordinate and generate local employment and                                                             years       ood Renewal
                learning initiatives.                                                                   Director NR                funding.

Whole of        Independent community surveys conducted        Biennial community surveys completed     NR Place       2008-09     $0.6m in 2008-
Program         at individual Neighbourhood Renewal sites to   in five Neighbourhood Renewal areas      Manager        and out     09.
                gauge progress/outcomes of the initiative.     and another 10 sites to commence their                  years
                                                               surveys.                                 Director NR                Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                                   Renewal
                                                                                                                                   funding.
Whole of        Evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal            Evaluation report completed and          Director NR    2008-09     Within
Program         achievements to:                               distributed by end December 2008.                                   Neighbourhood
                o assess progress of the initiative in                                                                             Renewal
                   narrowing the gap between disadvantage                                                                          budget.
                   communities and the rest of the State
                o support Neighbourhood Renewal’s
                   evidence base, used to inform
                   government and other stakeholder
                   decision-making processes and initiatives
                   regarding what does/does not work.




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 NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                              PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-        Action Initiative     Performance Target / Measure   Responsible     Action    Funding
  hood/                                                                Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                               Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective




Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
Regional Development Victoria (RDV)




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action         Funding
     hood/                                                                                                Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Lift           $500,000 provided for key infrastructure        The redevelopment will provide             John Joyce,    Anticipated   Provincial
employment,    development as part of the North Shepparton     increased training and employment          Regional       date of       Victoria Growth
training and   Community Hub                                   opportunities, new commercial facilities   Manager        delivery:     Fund
education,                                                     and the co-location of a variety of        Wangaratta     June 2009
and expand                                                     community, adult learning and
local                                                          employment services.
economic
activity.



Lift           DHS rural and regional Neighbourhood            Improved economic and community            Helen          July 2008 –   To be
employment,    Renewal (NR) sites and RDV will work            outcomes                                   Dineen, RDV    June 2009     determined
training and   together at the local level to explore joint
education,     program and service responses to support
and expand     economic, community outcomes.
local
economic
activity.



Lift           Through RDV’s Geelong office and the            Additional employment and training         Geelong RDV    August        Existing funds
employment,    Neighbourhood Renewal project team, a joint     opportunities identified for displaced     Office and     2008 –
training and   DIIRD/DHS project to develop a local            workers in the Corio/Norlane precinct.     Neighbourhoo   June 2009
education,     employment and training strategy for                                                       d Renewal
and expand     workers living in Corio/Norlane who may be                                                 Project Team
local          impacted as a result of Ford's restructure it
economic       Geelong manufacture operations.
activity.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure           Responsible      Action        Funding
  hood/                                                                                                   Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
RDV/Small Business Victoria (SBV)
Lift           Business Workshops and Seminars Program          Business Workshops & Seminars             Stacey Kaye,   July 2008 –   Business
employment,    Across Victoria                                  delivered in disadvantaged communities    SBV            June 2009     Workshops and
training and                                                    across Victoria                                                        Seminars
education,                                                                                                                             Program
and expand
local
economy
activity



Lift           Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS)          Mentoring sessions taken up in            Helen          July 2008 –   SBMS Program
employment,    Across Victoria, including a suitable business   disadvantaged communities across          Dineen, RDV    June 2009
training and   mentor specialising in non-profit business       Victoria. Improved business support of    Stacey Kaye,
education,     development can be identified and provided       Community Enterprises, including          SBV
and expand     through the Small Business Counselling           strategic planning, workforce planning,
local          Service                                          identifying and maintaining staff and
economy                                                         managing accounting and finance.
activity



Workforce Participation




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 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action       Funding
     hood/                                                                                                Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Lift           New Workforce Participation Partnerships:         No of projects (TBD)                    Yossi          By          Subject to
employment,    Work with DHS and Skills Victoria on the         No of employment outcomes (TBD)           Goldfarb       September   competitive
training and   development of joint projects in the areas of                                              Liz Sinclair   2008        funding
education,     public housing, mental health, drug & alcohol                                                                         process.
and expand     services, etc
local
economy
activity



Lift           Advocacy to the Commonwealth and joint              Agreement by Commonwealth to          Stephen        By          Subject to
employment,    development of State/Commonwealth                    participate and contribute to joint   Ward           December    negotiations
training and   workforce participation initiatives -                initiatives.                          Liz Sinclair   2008        with
education,     particularly as they relate to improved access                                                                        Commonwealth
and expand     and service provision to areas with                                                                                   Government.
local          geographical concentrations of worklessness
economy
activity



Lift           Returning to Earning - Targeted approach            No of projects (TBD)                  Yossi          By June     Subject to
employment,    and allocation to NR projects                       No of grants (TBD)                    Goldfarb       2009        competitive
training and                                                                                                                         funding
education,                                                                                                                           process
and expand
local
economy
activity




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure   Responsible     Action       Funding
     hood/                                                                                      Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                       Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Lift           Experience Counts - Targeted approach to NR      No of projects (TBD)           Yossi         By June     Subject to
employment,    projects                                         No of placements (TBD)         Goldfarb      2009        competitive
training and                                                                                                              funding
education,                                                                                                                process
and expand
local
economy
activity



Lift           YES Traineeships – Targeted approach of 100      100 YES placements             Yossi         By June     $0.450m
employment,    YES placements to disadvantaged young                                            Goldfarb      2009
training and   people in NR projects
education,
and expand
local
economy
activity



Skills Victoria




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure           Responsible        Action         Funding
     hood/                                                                                               Program &        Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Lift           Advise and promote Neighbourhood Renewal        TAFEs have information on                 Philip Clarke,   July 2008 -   Existing funds
employment,    programs and resources to TAFEs and other       Neighbourhood Renewal areas and           A/g Deputy       2009
training and   training providers to encourage their support   contacts.                                 Secretary,
education,     for Neighbourhood Renewal Area residents,                                                Skills
and expand     for example, as part of Access and Equity                                                 Victoria.
local          programs.
economic
activity.




Department of Justice
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Increasing     Provide information to DHS NR team and NR       Engage with NR and NR Place Managers      Community        July 2008 –   Existing
access to      Place Managers on CAV services and possible     to discuss possible projects. Ascertain   Partnerships     June 2009     resources
services and   methods of engagement. CAV to establish         their preferred method of interaction     Branch
improving      direct liaison with NR Place Managers and       between CAV and their communities.        Registration
government     advise on CAV’s role.                                                                     and
responsivene                                                                                             Community
ss                                                                                                       Engagement,
                                                                                                         and Regional
                                                                                                         Operations


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                              PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                Action Initiative                  Performance Target / Measure               Responsible     Action    Funding
  hood/                                                                                                 Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
             Provide information on CAV and consumer      In consultation with NR communities,
             and tenancy rights and responsibilities to   use a number of engagement methods,
             members of the NR communities.               including but not limited to: information
                                                          sessions; forums; stalls; and community
                                                          leader training sessions, as requested
                                                          by the community members.
                                                          Community Partnerships will prioritise
                                                          that all financial counselling agencies
                                                          that are doing community education
                                                          projects will target NR residents if they
                                                          are in a NR locality.
                                                          Community Partnerships will target NR
                                                          residents in the development of
                                                          ‘tenancy rights and responsibilities’ train
                                                          the trainer module project for
                                                          vulnerable and disadvantaged
                                                          Victorians.

                                                          Regional Programs branch plans reflect
                                                          the priority accorded to NR projects as
                                                          part of their vulnerable and
                                                          disadvantaged regional priorities.

                                                          CAV Regional officers at Morwell meet
                                                          weekly with Morwell NR staff and
                                                          residents.

                                                          Community Educators will target West
                                                          Heidelberg or East Reservoir this year to
                                                          determine most appropriate format for
                                                          support. Also include indigenous and
                                                          multicultural community educators in
                                                          workshops.

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                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure           Responsible      Action         Funding
  hood/                                                                                                Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                               Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
             Provide information to service providers on     In consultation with NR, identify         As above       July 2008 –   Existing
             CAV referral process.                           relevant service providers and provide                   June 2009     resources
                                                             information, visits and/or training
                                                             sessions as requested.




Court Integrated Services Program
Improving    CISP launched at Sunshine, Melbourne and        2,316 defendants assessed annually        Joseph         Over 4 year   $17.1m
Personal     the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Courts in       with 1,390 receiving CISP case            Shields        period
Safety and   November 2006. It features an integrated        management services.                      (MCV)          (2005/06 to
Reducing     service delivery model with a coordinated,                                                               20008/09)
Crime        multidisciplinary approach, aimed at reducing
             the risk of further re-offending and thus
             protecting the community.

             CISP targets those assessed at a moderate to    Aim to achieve a 15% reduction in the     Miranda Bain
             high risk of re-offending. The CISP services    rate of re-offending over next 3 years.   (PSB)
             the NR sites of Braybrook & Maidstone,
             Ashburton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Morwell and
             Moe.

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure            Responsible     Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                   Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective




Drug Court
Improving    Promotion and support of the Magistrates’         The Drug Court began in May 2002 and       Anthony       The Drug     Ongoing
personal     Court Drug Court, located in Dandenong.           to date has had 465 referrals from the     Gwynne        Court was
safety and                                                     Magistrates’ Court. Of these, 281 have                   confirmed
reducing     An offender is sentenced to a two-year Drug       been assessed as suitable for a Drug                     with on-
crime        Treatment Order, which involves a suspended       Treatment Order. There are currently 56                  going
             custodial sentence and a treatment program,       participants in the Program, with                        funding in
             dedicated to the supervision and treatment of     resources allowing a maximum of 60                       June 2005.
             offenders with drug or alcohol dependency         participants at any given point in time.
             who have committed an offence under the
             influence of drugs or to support a drug or
             alcohol habit.


             The Drug Court rehabilitation treatment           Eligible participants must reside in a
             program focuses on the ultimate goal of           broad catchment area around
             addressing drug dependency and substance          Dandenong, the boundaries of which
             abuse, bringing stability to offenders' chaotic   include Moorabbin, Chelsea Heights,
             lifestyles and breaking the cycle of offending.   Langwarrin Lang, Pakenham, Ringwood
                                                               and Mount Waverley.
             The Drug Court is supported by a multi-           This includes the NR sites of: Ashwood,

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                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action         Funding
  hood/                                                                                               Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                              Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
             disciplinary team headed by the Drug Court     Chadstone and
             Magistrate and Program Registrar, as well as   Doveton/Eumemmerring.
             a Deputy Registrar, two drug and alcohol
             clinical advisors, a CCS senior case manager
             and four case managers. There is also
             support from Victoria Police and Victoria
             Legal Aid in the form of a dedicated Drug
             Court police representative and criminal
             lawyer.


Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV)
Improving    The continued development of two DSCV          20% overall increase (from start of       DSCV - Team   July 2007 -   $1.63 million
personal     Pilots in the:                                 project) in DSCV outputs by year 2.                     2009          over 3 year
safety &      Corio/Norlane (Geelong) area                 25% overall increase (from start of                                   period.
reducing      Neighbourhood Justice Centre in              project) in DSCV outputs by year 3.
crime            Collingwood.
             These two DSCV outreach services will
             continue to provide face to face screening
             and assessment, and an integrated service
             delivery model to encourage early resolution
             of neighbourhood disputes aimed at reducing
             the risk of violence escalation and further
             offending.
Improving    Implementation in the Gippsland Region of      12% overall increase (from start of                     July 2008-    $0.8 million
personal     two ERC funded DSCV Projects, which have       project) in DSCV outputs in year 1                      2009
safety &     activities in the LaTrobe Valley               across the whole Gippsland region, as a
reducing                                                    result of new DSCV Gippsland office
crime




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure       Responsible     Action         Funding
    hood/                                                                                            Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                            Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Improving      Two DSCV Pilots in the Corio/Norlane            20% overall increase (from start of   DSCV - Team   July 2007 -   $1.63M over 3
personal       (Geelong) area and Neighbourhood Justice        project) in DSCV outputs by year 2.                 2009          years.
safety &       Centre in Collingwood. These two outreach       25% overall increase (from start of
reducing       services provide face to face screening and     project) in DSCV outputs by year 3.
crime          assessment, and integrated service delivery
               to encourage early resolution of
               neighbourhood disputes and are aimed at
               reducing the risk violence escalation and
               further offending.

Family Violence Initiatives
Increase       The Family Violence Court Division (FVCD) is    Independent evaluation is currently   Erika Owens   The FVCD      $3.5M
access to      a demonstration program operating at the        underway.                                           began         (2007/08 &
services and   Ballarat and Heidelberg Magistrates’ Courts.                                                        operations    2008/09)
improve        The aims of the FVCD are to:                                                                        in June
government      make access to the Magistrates’ Court                                                             2005
responsivene     easier for people who have experienced
ss               family violence;
                promote the safety of people who have
                 experienced family violence;
                increase the accountability of people who
                 have used violence and abuse against their
                 partner and families; and
                increase the protection of children exposed
                 to family violence.

               The FVCD consists of assigned magistrates
               with additional expert legal and non-legal
               services provided at the court premises.
               These include family violence registrars,
               applicant support workers, outreach workers,
               defendant support workers, family violence
               legal services, family-violence police
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                               PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure        Responsible     Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                               Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
               prosecutors and security.




Increase       The Supporting Koories to Address Family          Evaluation to commence in July 2009   Erika Owens   2008/09 to   $1.31M (over
access to      Violence Initiative will provide support to the                                                       2012         four years
services and   Koori Community to address family violence                                                                         2008/09 to
improve        by the establishment of a Koori Family                                                                             2011/12)
government     Violence List at the Broadmeadows
responsivene   Magistrates’ Court. This list will enable the
ss             court to provide a more culturally appropriate
               response to Koori victims of family violence
               and will enhance the court’s capacity to
               engage with Koori defendants through
               linkages with and referrals to culturally
               appropriate support services that can address
               the underlying risks of their offending
               behaviour.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure       Responsible     Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                             Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                             Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Improve        The Family Violence Court Intervention           Independent evaluation is currently   Erika Owens   The FVCIP     $1.5M
personal       Program (FVCIP) aims to enhance the safety       underway.                                           began         (2007/08 &
safety and     of those women and children who have                                                                 operations    2008/09)
reduce crime   experienced family violence and increase the                                                         in June
               accountability of those men who have used                                                            2005.
               violence toward family members, by
               providing court-directed counselling to male
               defendants against whom an intervention
               order is made in response to violence toward
               their (former) partner. Support programs and
               services are also provided to the (former)
               partner of the defendant and any child of
               their family affected by the defendant’s
               violence.

Increasing     The Specialist Family Violence Service (SFVS)    Independent evaluation is currently   Erika Owens   Melbourne     $4.1M over
access to      aims to simplify access to the justice system    underway.                                           City SFVS     four years
services and   for aggrieved family members and affected                                                            began in      (2005/06 –
improving      children and enhance their safety by building                                                        December      2008/09)
government     on services already in place at the Melbourne,                                                       2005 and
responsivene   Sunshine (including one day per week in                                                              Sunshine/W
ss             Werribee) and Frankston Magistrates’ Courts.                                                         erribee and
                                                                                                                    Frankston
               The Service enhances existing staffing                                                               June 2006.
               resources by including additional applicant
               support workers and a police prosecutor per
               site and provides specialist family violence
               training for associated staff. SFVS also
               includes additional courtroom time dedicated
               to family violence intervention order
               proceedings by changing listing
               arrangements.


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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action         Funding
    hood/                                                                                                  Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Improving     The Male Adolescents at Risk Project (MARP)       Independent evaluation of the generalist   Katie Wright   Generalist    $1.3M
personal      is an innovative family violence prevention       response is currently underway.                           response      (2005/06 to
safety and    project providing early intervention programs                                                               began in      2008/09)
reducing      to adolescent males between 13 and 17 years                                                                 February
crime         who have come to the attention of the justice                                                               2007 in the
              system as a result of aggressive or violent                                                                 Dandenong
              behaviour. The project aims to prevent these                                                                Court
              behaviours continuing into future adult                                                                     Region.
              intimate personal relationships. Two
              strategies are identified under this project; a
              generalist response, which is currently
              operating in the Dandenong Court Region for
              approximately three years, and a Koori-
              specific response, which is currently being
              developed. Both strategies will be evaluated.
Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Improving     Free legal support clinics and participation in   Participation in Collingwood and Fitzroy   Kerry Walker   2005/06 to    $23.7M over
personal      NR governance structures.                         NR safety committees.                                     2008/9        four years
safety and
reducing
crime




Sexual Assault Reform Unit
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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure              Responsible     Action          Funding
   hood/                                                                                                    Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                   Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Improving     The Sexual Assault Reform Package                 Independent   evaluation   is   currently   Janice Watt   The Sexual     $34.2M over 4
Personal      incorporates the justice, police and              underway.                                                 Assault        years
Safety and    corrections portfolios and gives effect to the                                                              Reform         allocated in
Reducing      recommendations of the Victorian Law                                                                        Package        2006-07
Crime         Reform Commission’s ‘Sexual Offences: Law                                                                   was funded     budget to the
              and Procedure Final Report (March 2004).’                                                                   over four      Sexual Assault
              One of the objectives of the package is the                                                                 years in the   Reform
              prevention of and early intervention into                                                                   2006/07        Package
              sexual assault. Initiatives include:                                                                        Budget         Funding of
               improved management of serious sex                                                                        Comm-          $8.3m over 4
                  offenders and expanded programs to                                                                      enced in       years
                  reduce the likelihood of re-offending such                                                              2007
                  as the post-release support program and
                  halfway house
               2 multi-disciplinary centres in Frankston &                                                               Comm-          Funding of $6m
                  Mildura. The multi disciplinary centres                                                                 enced in       over 4 years
                  provide integrated responses to victims of                                                              2007
                  sexual assault including police, support
                  and counselling and forensic
                  examinations.
Promoting     One of the objectives of the Sexual Assault         Independent evaluation is currently       Janice Watt
health and    Reform Package is to ensure improved                           underway.
wellbeing     support for and responsiveness to the needs
              of sexual assault victims. Initiatives include:
                                                                                                                          Forensic       Funding of
                 A Forensic Nursing Network to ensure the                                                                Nurses         $1.5m over 4
                  early examination of victims of sexual                                                                  commenced      years
                  assault by a qualified female practitioner                                                              May 2008.
                  so that forensic evidence can be provided
                  to police.                                                                                              Fully          Funding of
                 Enhanced counselling for victims of sexual                                                              implement-     $3.8M over 4
                  assault and expanded crisis care                                                                        ted            years
                  responses including 4 new crisis care units
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                              PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                Performance Target / Measure   Responsible     Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                    Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                   Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                 in Shepparton, Warrnambool, Bairnsdale
                 and Wangaratta
                The Child Witness Service offers                                                        Fully        Funding $3.2m
                 specialised support and practical                                                       implement-   over 4 years
                 preparation to assist children and young                                                ted
                 people who are required to give evidence
                 in court.




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                               PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure       Responsible     Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                             Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                             Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Improving      One of the objectives of the Sexual Assault      Independent evaluation is currently   Janice Watt                Magistrate
government     Reform Package is strengthening and              underway.                                                        Court received
responsivene   improving the criminal justice system                                                                             $2.2M over 4
ss             response to sexual assault cases through                                                                          years
               specialisation. Initiatives include:
                A Specialist Sex Offences List for the                                                             Fully        County Court
                 hearing of sex offence cases in both the                                                           implement-   received $2.4M
                 Magistrates’ and County Courts. The                                                                ted August   over 4 years
                 Specialist Lists are intended to make the                                                          2007.
                 trial process more responsive to the needs
                 of complainants, and in particular
                 vulnerable witnesses.
                A Specialist Sex Offences Unit in Office of                                                        Fully        OPP received
                 Public Prosecutions to provide an                                                                  implement-   funding of
                 integrated and specialist service for the                                                          ted April    2.7m over 4
                 prosecution of sexual offence cases                                                                2007.        years
                A specialist rural and regional response to
                 sex offences, establishing a regional office                                                       Recruit-     OPP received
                 of the OPP in Geelong servicing Western                                                            ment of      additional
                 Victoria: Geelong, Warnambool, Ballarat,                                                           project      funding of $8m
                 Horsham, Hamilton                                                                                  team         in 2008-09
                                                                                                                    commenced    Budget
                                                                                                                    June 2008.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                       Performance Target / Measure               Responsible     Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                         Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                        Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Diversity Issues Unit
Increasing     The Justice for Refugees program aims to           Preliminary data exists on the number of      David         Ongoing     $8.2m over four
access to      reduce the over-representation of emerging         people from refugee communities being         Arblaster                 years
services and   refugee communities in the criminal justice        charged with offences by Victoria Police
improving      system and provide refugees with the same          and entering the correctional system.
government     access to legal protection as other Victorians.
responsive-    The program covers all NR locations.               Data is not currently kept on how many
ness           Three regionally based Multi-cultural Liaison      people from refugee communities reside in
               Officers (MLOs) employed by the DOJ will work      the NR sites.
               with local justice agencies and emerging
               refugee communities to ensure that                 Process evaluation will take place in 2009-
               communication between relevant stakeholder         10 to ensure that the program is being
               groups enables a common understanding of           implemented according to its design and
               refugees’ responsibilities and rights under the    with the quality required to maximise its
               law. They will also ensure that justice agencies   impact.
               understand the difficulties faced by refugee
               communities and enable them to accommodate         Impact evaluation will occur in 2010-11 to
               (as far as possible under the law) any cultural    measure whether the program is meeting
               or other needs that people from refugee            stated objectives and key performance
               backgrounds might have when in contact with        indicators.
               the justice system.
               Four Multilingual Community Educators (MCEs)
               with cultural and linguistic skills will be
               employed to provide information to specific
               refugee communities about the legal system
               and social and legal regulation. This initiative
               will develop and disseminate culturally and
               linguistically appropriate justice-related
               information in partnership with emerging
               communities by enabling information to be
               produced and delivered in a variety of formats,
               including interactive DVDs.



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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure              Responsible     Action      Funding
  hood/                                                                                                  Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Indigenous Issues Unit
Improving    Mildura Local Indigenous Partnership           Priorities for success of project include:   Raylene       On-going    $150,000
personal     Project - Objectives of the Mildura Project     Regular consultation with and              Harradine,
safety and   are to improve outcomes by addressing early        involvement of the Koori community,      Andrew
reducing     childhood needs, specifically by: improving        at all levels and at all stages of the   Jackomos
crime        maternal health and early childhood health         decision making process
             and development; and improving literacy and     Development of a governance
             numeracy outcomes. The department of               framework that promotes
             Justice will work in partnership with other        transparency, through sturdy
             government departments and agencies, as            principles, protocols and processes
             well as members of the Koori community,         Mapping existing resources,
             local service providers and local government       networks and services that can be
             to achieve these objectives.                       enhanced, minimise duplication and
                                                                identify gaps in service delivery that
                                                                need to be addressed
                                                             Incorporating culturally based
                                                                enhancements into process and
                                                                services to increase the relevance of
                                                                the project and its outcomes to the
                                                                local community
                                                             Maintaining open lines of
                                                                communications between
                                                                stakeholders to strengthen
                                                                relationships and ensure
                                                                government, community and
                                                                business maintain focus and
                                                                continue to work together towards
                                                                the goals.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                       Performance Target / Measure             Responsible         Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                        Program &         Timeframe
Community                                                                                                       Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                                     Progress towards achievement of
                                                                      objectives to improve outcomes for the
                                                                      Koori community (in Mildura):
                                                                     in early childhood development
                                                                      o maternal health
                                                                      o literacy and numeracy.
                                                                     Project covers three public housing
                                                                      estates located on the east side of
                                                                      Mildura, East End, Birralee and
                                                                      Hornsey Park.

Office of Gaming and Racing/Problem Gambling
Strengthen      The Place Based pilot initiative is a joint       Measures of success will include:            Sarah             30 June      $120,000 over
capacity to     initiative between OGR and Department of           target group participation in              Hartridge,        2008 until   2 year period
respond to      Human Services. It is based on a formal              activities                                Policy Officer,   30 June
problem         agreement between the two departments and          the delivery of activities which are       41982             2010
gambling.       correspondence has been sent formalising the         suited to community needs.
Add value for   partnership from the Executive Director,
Government      Gaming and Racing to the Director of Housing
and the         and Community Building.
community.      It will complement the existing infrastructure,
Be innovative   processes and reporting requirements already
and creative.   in place for NR initiatives.
Build
leadership      The Place Based Pilot project will be carried
skills and      out in the Braybrook/ Maidstone Region and
involve a       involve developing an open access area in
wide range of   conjunction with Braybrook Neighbourhood
groups.         House that will offer a range of activities
                targeting women over 40 and in particular
                women from a CALD background.



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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action         Funding
  hood/                                                                                                  Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Department of Transport
Integrated Transport Planning Division
To improve      Explore the potential for a joint State,        Ascertain land availability, municipal   Sally          2008/09       In principle
the safety,     municipal and community effort to improve       commitment to ongoing maintenance,       Semmens/                     support from
accessibility   the safety, access and amenity of the station   basic design framework, identify costs   Tim                          several
and amenity     to a wide range of users and to those           and works schedule.                      Patton/Sue                   stakeholders at
of the          accessing the local activity centre:                                                     Neale                        this stage.
Hastings         Sealed shared paths around the station
station and        and the adjoining road network
environs.        Signage      and     wayfinding    to local
                   destinations
                 Lighting
                 Landscaping
                 Access to toilets
                 Painting of station

Public Transport Division - Bus and Regional Services

Public          Shepparton   and    Seymour    bus   network    Plan and deliver new services in these   Clare          2008/09       MOTC
Transport       reviews.                                        areas                                    Cowdery

                Ballarat Second Station – new railway station   Construct and inaugurate services from   John Storrie   Services to   Part of $11
                in Wendouree area                               new station in Wendouree area.                          start mid     million Transit
                                                                                                                        2009          Cities initiative

                Metropolitan Bus Service reviews                Completion of reviews                    Chris Welsh    Various       N/A
                                                                                                                        reviews
                                                                                                                        during
                                                                                                                        08/09



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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action      Funding
  hood/                                                                                                   Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Walking and Cycling Division
Making           Linking Laverton – Local Area Access and        Increased connectivity for walking and   Brian Peddie   2008-10     272,000
Laverton a       TravelSmart    Project  in  proximity to        cycling. Increased use of sustainable
vibrant place    community renewal area.                         transport
to live and
work and         Creating walking and cycling links between P-
where all        12 school to railway line and linking
members of       community centre. Travel plans for school
the              and community hubs.
community
feel
empowered,
safe, healthy,
happy and
proud to call
Laverton
home.




Department of Sustainability & Environment and Sustainability Victoria

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure            Responsible      Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                     Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                                    Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Environmental Policy and Climate Change
Enhancing       Sustainability Fund                              Up to 5 NR projects funded in 08/09        Halley         2008/09     $1.25m over 4
housing and     Provide a strategic allocation to                                                           McCann                     years.
the physical    Neighbourhood Renewal to develop projects                                                   /Trish McGee               $280,000 in
environment;    under the Sustainability Fund.                                                                                         08/09 to be
Increasing                                                                                                                             confirmed
pride and
participation




Enhancing       Community Sustainability Awareness                 Increased participant knowledge of      Kate Wood /    End Dec     Up to $50k.
housing and     Provide funding to the Office of Housing to         environmental sustainability and its    Daniel         2008        Final amount to
the physical    work with interested NR communities on              connection to local needs.              Voronoff                   be agreed on
environment;    identifying potential environmental                Articulation of ideas for project                                  confirmation of
Increasing      sustainability projects for application to the      proposals suitable for application to                              the number of
pride and       Sustainability Fund. This will involve              the Sustainability Fund.                                           NR areas
participation   workshops to: increase participant knowledge     Planned or completed projects with an                                 interested in
                of environmental sustainability; brainstorm      environmentally sustainable focus.                                    participating in
                ideas/concepts for application to the                                                                                  the education
                Sustainability Fund; and articulate the                                                                                program
                desired outcomes of the potential project by
                working through a program logic model. Site
                visits to environmental centres may be
                included.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                 Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure       Responsible     Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                           Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                           Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Enhancing      Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)                 Information distributed to all NR
housing and    Information                                     communities                          Annelise      End Dec     Delivered
the physical   Provide information to NR communities on:                                            Peyton        2008        through ETS
environment;        What is an ETS?                                                                                          information
                    How does it work?                                                                                        program
                    What does it mean to a
                       disadvantaged community?
                    What can they do to reduce the effect
                       on their community?

Office of Water
Enhancing      Water Conservation Programs and               Increased knowledge of DSE and Water   Helen         Ongoing     Smart Water
housing and    Funding Opportunities                         Authority programs.                    Delaport                  Fund - $5m
the physical                                                                                                                  each round
               DSE will liaise with NR Place Managers on
environment                                                                                                                  ($1M regional,
               accessing water conservation and grant
                                                                                                                              $2M metro and
               programs such as Waterwatch and the Smart
                                                                                                                              $2m for
               Water Fund.
                                                                                                                              targeted
                                                                                                                              research and
                                                                                                                              development).
Regional Services
Enhancing      DSE Regional NR Strategy                      Implementation of strategy.            Doug Miller   Ongoing     No funds
housing and    Implementation of a Regional DSE                                                                               provided for
the physical   Neighbourhood Renewal participation
environment    strategy.




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure           Responsible     Action          Funding
    hood/                                                                                                 Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Enhancing        DSE Regional Collaboration with NR             Completion of contact with 19 DHS NR      Doug Miller   Ongoing        No funds
housing and      communities                                    Regional Site Managers and                                             provided for
the physical     Opportunities for DSE Regional project         establishment of relevant collaboration                 Report
environment      collaboration with Neighbourhood Renewal       on projects of relevance to DSE                         annually in
                 (NR) communities are identified and, where                                                             collaboratio
                 appropriate, NR objectives and deliverables                                                            n with NR
                 are incorporated into regional DSE project                                                             communitie
                 plans.                                                                                                 s



Sustainability Victoria
Housing and      Energy and Water Task Force                    700 homes to receive water and energy     Katrina       End            Remainder of
the physical     In partnership with NR, local community        retrofits                                 Woolfe        2008/09        $508,970
environment.     organisations and the Department for                                                                                  contracted in
                 Planning and Community Development,                                                                                   2007/08
Pride and        undertake energy and water retrofits in 2 to
participation.   3 communities.

Employment       The Energy and Water Task Force aims to:
and learning      Improve the energy and water efficiency
opportunities       of homes located in the Neighbourhood
and                 Renewal areas
expanding         Improve household comfort
local            Provide employment and training
economies        opportunities to job seekers.

Heath and
wellbeing




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure      Responsible      Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                              Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                              Officer/s
   Renewal
  Objective
Employment      Community Enterprises                             2 work teams trained                 Katrina        End         Delivered
and learning    Encourage Community Enterprises in the NR                                              Woolfe         2008/09     through Energy
opportunities   areas to establish energy auditing/insulation                                                                     and Water Task
and             services   (fee   for   service).    Enterprise                                                                   Force
expanding       participants will need to complete the
local           appropriate courses (Home Sustainability
economies       Assessors/ Insulation installation course).

Enhancing       Rebates for householders                          Evidence of households in NR areas   Robert Hines   End         Dependent on
housing and     Promote availability of household rebates by      taking up rebates                                   2008/09     number of
the physical    providing information to Neighbourhood                                                                            applications
environment.    Renewal area officers about the range of
                household rebates for low income
                households.
Enhancing       Speakers                                          Presentations made in 3 or more NR   Katrina        End         In kind
housing and     Provide access to a speaker on sustainable        areas                                Woolfe         2008/09
the physical    action at home for local residents.
environment.

Enhancing       Solar in Schools                                  One or more schools / community      Jane Leifman   End         Dependent on
housing and     Promote the availability of rebates to install    organisations in NR areas take up                   2008/09     number of
the physical    photovoltaic (PV) panels on schools and to        rebates                                                         applications
environment.    develop sustainability curriculum to schools
                and community buildings located in NR areas.




Department: Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD)
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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure          Responsible     Action        Funding
  hood/                                                                                                  Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Community ICT
Increasing      The Community Program will target ICT            To provide a total of approx 16,600     Donna         To be        Total program
employment      disadvantage in Neighbourhood and                hours of public internet access and     Martin,       implemente   funding of
and learning    Community Renewal project locations.             approx 220 hours of volunteer staff     Manager       d in 08/09   550K.
opportunities                                                    training for Neighbourhood and          Community
                                                                 Community Renewal project locations     ICT
                                                                 over life of program
Increasing      Evaluation of the Wired                          To provide comprehensive project        Donna         To be        Funding of
employment      Community@Collingwood project which will         evaluation report with set of clear     Martin,       implemente   $150K over 3
and learning    focus on the following aspects of the project:   recommendations for implementation in   Manager       d in 08/09   years.
opportunities    The business model for the project which       08/09                                   Community
                   aims to achieve financial self-                                                       ICT
                   sustainability after three years;
                 The technical model for the
                   communications network.
                The social impact of information technology
                on residents including looking at how IT can
                assist people with a disability.


Increasing      The Skills.net Roadshow will target              To provide 34 training days of ICT      Donna         To be        Funding of
employment      Neighbourhood Renewal and Community              training in Neighbourhood and           Martin,       implemente   approx $160K
and learning    Building project locations in their mobile ICT   Community Renewal project locations     Manager       d in 08/09   allocated to
opportunities   training schedule                                                                        Community                  support ICT
                                                                                                         ICT                        training in NR
                                                                                                                                    and CR
                                                                                                                                    locations in
                                                                                                                                    08/09




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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                                 Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Increasing      Community ICT Unit to continue to work           To continue consulting and seeking       Donna          Ongoing     N/A
employment      collaboratively with Neighbourhood Renewal       regular feedback from NR and CR and      Martin,
and learning    and Community Renewal Programs on digital        other appropriate community              Manager
opportunities   divide policy and explore opportunities across   engagement representatives so as to      Community
                government for further initiatives               develop ICT policies and programs        ICT
                                                                 which best deliver improved ICT
                                                                 outcomes for NR and CR communities
Community Enterprise and Microfinance
Increasing      Expand network of community enterprises in       Through DPCD / Brotherhood of St         Joanna         May 2008    $430K
employment      disadvantaged neighbourhoods including           Laurence (BSL) partnership:              Dimopoulos,    to Dec      Community
and learning    establishing new enterprises and building on      Provision of information and idea      Manager,       2009.       Enterprise
opportunities   success of Community Enterprise                     development sessions across 20        Community                  Support
                Development Program 2004-07.                        communities including CR and NR       Enterprise                 Services Grant
                                                                    sites.                                and                        to BSL (CEDI
                                                                  Community Enterprise Start Up          Microfinance               2008-09)
                                                                    Grants and Growth Grants targeted                                $750K
                                                                    to CR and NR communities.                                        Community
                                                                  Program of idea development and                                   Enterprise
                                                                    business development support                                     Start Up Grant
                                                                    provided by BSL to community                                     program
                                                                    enterprises in CR and NR sites.                                  $750K
                                                                                                                                     Community
                                                                                                                                     Enterprise
                                                                                                                                     Growth Grant
                                                                                                                                     program
Increasing      Develop Community Enterprise Sector              Development of community enterprise      Joanna         May 2008    $430K each to
employment      through development of materials and tools       materials and tools through DPCD / BSL   Dimopoulos,    to Dec      BSL and AMES
and learning    to assist community enterprise practitioners     and DPCD / AMES partnerships.            Community      2009.       Community
opportunities   and stakeholders.                                                                         Enterprise                 Enterprise
                                                                                                          and                        Support
                                                                                                          Microfinance               Grants.


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   NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                                Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Increasing      Development of Community Enterprise             Establishment of the independent         Joanna         2007-08 to   $2m in Budget
employment      Catalyst / Community Enterprise                 agency in partnership with a private     Dimopoulos,    2011-12      with further
and learning    Development Agency to provide business          philanthropic trust.                     Manager,                    $2m expected
opportunities   development, training and funding support to                                             Community                   through CSF.
                community enterprise practitioners.                                                      Enterprise
                                                                                                         and
                                                                                                         Microfinance
Increasing      Embed sustainable community enterprises in      In partnership with DHS NR group and     Joanna         2007-08 to   $460K in
employment      NR and CR areas.                                CR Unit, consolidation of established    Dimopoulos,    2011-12      Budget
and learning                                                    and fledgling enterprises in NR and CR   Manager,
opportunities                                                   areas focusing on sites nearing          Community
                                                                completion.                              Enterprise
                                                                                                         and
                                                                                                         Microfinance
Increasing      Work with NR and CR to identify microfinance    Build on NILS and Saver Plus             Joanna         To Be        To Be Decided
employment      and Financial Inclusion strategies for NR and   partnerships.                            Dimopoulos,    Negotiated
and learning    CR sites. Target of financial inclusion                                                  Manager,
opportunities   programs to NR and CR (NILS and Saver                                                    Community
                Plus)                                                                                    Enterprise
                                                                                                         and
                                                                                                         Microfinance
Increasing      Work with NR and CR to partner with DIIRD       DIIRD Small business services are        Joanna         To Be        To Be Decided
employment      to better target small business services to     customised to social enterprises.        Dimopoulos,    Negotiated
and learning    enterprises in NR and CR areas.                                                          Manager,
opportunities                                                                                            Community
                                                                                                         Enterprise
                                                                                                         and
                                                                                                         Microfinance




Community Programs (Volunteering)
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   NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure           Responsible      Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                                 Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Increasing       Establish second stream of Volunteer Small     Second stream established and grouped     Fiona          2008/9      % of annual
community        Grants to provide targeted and grouped small   investments commenced                     Patterson,                 Small Grant
participation:   grant investments in NR/CR areas                                                         Senior                     Funding To Be
volunteering                                                                                              Program                    Decided
cultural,                                                                                                 Officer,
recreation                                                                                                Community
and sport                                                                                                 Programs
decision
making
Increasing       Guidelines for targeted, negotiated bus        Guidelines approved                       Fiona          Q1 2008/9   $400K per year
community        placements from 2008/9 to 2010/11                                                        Patterson,                 from 2008/9 to
participation:   approved                                                                                 Senior                     2010/11
volunteering                                                                                              Program
cultural,                                                                                                 Officer,
recreation                                                                                                Community
and sport                                                                                                 Programs
decision
making
Neighbourhood House Coordination & Men’s Shed Programs
Increasing       Support Neighbourhood and Community            Grant Assessment Participation:           Donna Martin   2008/2010   No specific
people's pride   Renewal planning processes through             Representatives from CR and NR staff                                 funding is
and              promotion of partnerships between              will be invited to participate in grant                              designated, but
participation    Neighbourhood and Community Renewal and        assessment processes.                                                NR sites will be
                 Neighbourhood Houses and Men’s Sheds                                                                                an important
                 through funding programs.                      CR and NR teams will be informed of                                  priority in
                                                                grants programs.                                                     accordance
                                                                                                                                     with A Fairer
                                                                                                                                     Victoria.
                                                                Ongoing collaboration target: between                                Further rounds
                                                                CR, NR and the Neighbourhood House                                   of Modernising
                                                                Coordination and Men’s Shed Programs                                 Neighbourhood

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                Action Initiative                  Performance Target / Measure          Responsible      Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                            Program &      Timeframe
Community                                                                                           Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                                                           around funding programs and                                        Houses and
                                                           Neighbourhood House and Men’s Shed                                 Men’s Sheds
                                                           involvement in CR and NR sites.                                    grants
                                                                                                                              programs will
                                                                                                                              be held in 2009
                                                                                                                              and 2010 for
                                                                                                                              development or
                                                                                                                              improvement
                                                                                                                              of community
                                                                                                                              infrastructure.
Promoting    Support Neighbourhood and Community           Ongoing collaboration target: between   Donna Martin   2008/09     No specific
health and   Renewal to assist communities to improve      CR, NR and the Neighbourhood House                                 funding is
wellbeing    local service delivery and develop health     Coordination and Men’s Shed Programs                               designated, but
             promotion strategies that are responsive to   around funding programs and                                        NR sites will be
             local needs through:                          Neighbourhood House and Men’s Shed                                 an important
              Promotion of Men’s Shed programs as a       involvement in CR and NR sites.                                    priority in
                platform to support older men                                                                                 accordance
              Support from DPCD Local Teams                                                                                  with A Fairer
                encouraging Neighbourhood Houses and                                                                          Victoria. Round
                Men’s Sheds to link to Neighbourhood and                                                                      2 Men’s Sheds
                Community Renewal priorities                                                                                  grants will
                                                                                                                              open in 2009.




Office for Youth


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   NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure            Responsible     Action       Funding
    hood/                                                                                                    Program &     Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                    Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Community        The Office for Youth provides grant funding to   NR and CR co-ordinators will continue to   Gina Fiske    Jun-09      N/A
participation:   organisations in NR and CR areas through its     be made aware of funding programs
volunteering     programs to support young people.                and linkage possibilities in each area.
cultural,
recreation                                                        Advance professional development days
and sport                                                         will continue to use NR success stories
decision                                                          to facilitate the building of linkages
making                                                            between the programs.

Community        Young People Direct is a multifaceted youth      It is anticipated that in 2008/09 young    Ali Hughes    Jun-09      N/A
participation:   engagement strategy, including the               people from NRP areas will be involved
volunteering     Ministerial Youth Advisory Committee to bring    in Young People Direct, including
cultural,        the voice of young people to Government          consultations, forums and committee
recreation                                                        activities.
and sport
decision
making
Community        Youth Foundations Victoria projects are          Projects established and young people      Mark Hobbs    Jun-09      Local
participation:   established in areas of disadvantage. Groups     making grants to the community.                                      partnership
volunteering     of young people from different backgrounds                                                                            groups/lead
cultural,        will come together and will provide young                                                                             agencies will
recreation       people within each location to look at the                                                                            be funded up
and sport        needs of their community and then make                                                                                to $40,000 by
decision         grants to other young people to run activities                                                                        OFY.
making           to benefit that community.
                 YFV sites will include:
                  West Heidelberg (NR)
                  Ashwood/Ashburton/Chadstone (NR)
                  Laverton (CR)
                  Whittington, Newcomb and Thompson
                     (CR)
Sport and Recreation Victoria
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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                    Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure             Responsible        Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                                     Program &        Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                     Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Promoting        Inclusion of projects from Neighbourhood         NR & DPCD Local teams will be informed      Rachel           Phase 1 –    Total funding
safety, health   Renewal locations in Go for your life Active     of the grants programs.                     Diamond,         2007-2009·   allocation of
and well-        Places Program.                                                                              Project          Phase 2      $1.07 million
being                                                                                                         Officer –        2008-2010    (2006-2010).
Increasing                                                                                                    Physical         Phase 3      Each project
community        The objective of the ‘Go for your life’ Active   The number of new physical activity         Health           (yet to be   allocated
participation:   Places Program is to increase participation in   opportunities/ initiatives established in                    funded) –    $80,000 over 2
volunteering     physical activity by people with low or no       sites.                                      A NR &           2009-2011    years.
cultural,        current participation in targeted communities                                                CR/CBI
recreation       (Neighbourhood Renewal, Community                List of organisations partnered for the     representativ
and sport        Renewal, Community Building Initiative sites)    project.                                    e will be
decision         experiencing disadvantage through                                                            invited to
making           community-based projects with a focus on         Funds/resources contributed by              participate in
                 capacity building.                               organisations.                              the
                                                                                                              assessment
                 The following 4 project areas/organisations      The number of people who received           process of
                 received funding under Phase 1 (2006/07-         training.                                   Phase 3
                 2008/09):                                                                                    funding (as
                  Laverton Community Renewal (Hobson’s                                                       per Phase 1 &
                    Bay City Council)                                                                         2).
                  Terang Community Building Initiative
                    (Mortlake Community Health Service)
                  Broadmeadows Neighbourhood Renewal
                    (Hume City Council & Dianella Community
                    Health)
                  Ashwood, Ashburton & Chadstone
                    Neighbourhood Renewal (Inner East
                    Community Health)


                 The following 5 project areas/organisations
                 received funding under Phase 2 (2007/08-
                 2008/09):

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbour-                     Action Initiative                     Performance Target / Measure             Responsible         Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                       Program &         Timeframe
Community                                                                                                      Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                    South East Gippsland -identified by RMF
                     (South Gippsland Hospital)
                    Werribee (Heathdale) Neighbourhood
                     Renewal (Werribee YMCA)
                    Upper Yarra Community Building Initiative
                     (Upper Yarra Community House)
                    East Reservoir Neighbourhood Renewal
                     (Darebin City Council)
                    Whittington Community Renewal (Leisure
                     Networks)

                 A further 4 projects will be funded in 2008/09
                 (Phase 3).
Promoting        ‘Go for your life’ Vixens Sponsorship.           The number of new physical activity         Brent Phillips,   2008/09     Total funding
safety, health                                                    opportunities/ initiatives established in   Senior
and well-                                                         NR/CR sites.                                Project
being                                                                                                         Officer
Increasing       Netball Community Program Component –            3 DPCD regions covered per year – all                                     $500,000 to
community        Netball Victoria will be encouraged to target    regions covered during the life of the                                    Dec 2010.
participation:   Neighbourhood & Community Renewal sites          Agreement
volunteering     for participation activities
cultural,
recreation
and sport
decision
making
Promoting        ‘Go for your life’ Ride2School Program -         The number of registered Ride2School        Rayoni            2008/09     Total funding
safety, health   Program will be encouraged to target             schools located in targeted sites.          Nelson,                       $2.71m to June
and well-        Neighbourhood & Community Renewal sites                                                      Senior                        2010
being                                                                                                         Project
                                                                  The number of active Ride2School            Officer
Increasing                                                        schools located in targeted sites
community
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                                PLAN 2008-09
 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                   Performance Target / Measure            Responsible         Action        Funding
    hood/                                                                                                 Program &         Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                 Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
participation:
volunteering
cultural,
recreation
and sport
decision
making
Promoting        ‘Go for your life’ Bike Shed Seeding Grants   The number of a bike storage facilities    Brent Phillips,   2008/09      Total funding
safety, health   Program - Consideration given to              or secure bike parking areas established   Senior                         $400,000 to
and well-        Neighbourhood & Community Renewal sites       in sites.                                  Project                        2008/09.
being            during assessment process.                                                               Officer
                                                               Funds/resources contributed by                                            A total of 80
Increasing                                                     organisations.                                                            projects
community                                                                                                                                allocated
participation:                                                                                                                           $5,000 each.
volunteering
cultural,
recreation
and sport
decision
making
Promoting        Include Neighbourhood and Community           Number of projects recommended for         Ricky Bell,       CFFP         Subject to
safety, health   Renewal locations as a priority in funding    funding                                    Manager           Guidelines   Ministerial
and well-        guidelines for Community Facilities Funding                                              Rural             (August      approval
being            Program (CFFP)                                                                           Community         2008)
                                                                                                          Facilities        Funding
Increasing                                                                                                                  decisions
community                                                                                                                   expected
participation:                                                                                                              between
volunteering                                                                                                                November
cultural,                                                                                                                   2008 and
recreation                                                                                                                  February
and sport                                                                                                                   2009.
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 Neighbour-                   Action Initiative                  Performance Target / Measure      Responsible      Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                           Program &      Timeframe
 Community                                                                                          Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
decision
making




Improving        Include DHS Neighbourhood Renewal Unit       Number of jointly funded projects    Arden          Ongoing     Subject to
government       representation on Community Infrastructure                                        Joseph,                    Ministerial
responsive-      Coordinating Group.                                                               Director,                  approval
ness                                                                                               Community
                                                                                                   Sport and
                                                                                                   Recreation
                                                                                                   Ricky Bell,
                                                                                                   Rural
                                                                                                   Community
                                                                                                   Facilities
Community        Women In Sport and Recreation Initiative     Min of 1 project recommended for     Jenny Vizec,   2008/09     Subject to
participation:                                                funding in NR/CR location            Group                      Ministerial
volunteering                                                                                       Manager,                   approval
cultural,                                                                                          Community
recreation                                                                                         Programs
and sport
decision
making
Increasing       Country Action Grants Scheme (CAGS)          Number of projects recommended for   Jenny Vizec,   2008/09     Subject to
community                                                     funding                              Group                      Ministerial
participation:                                                                                     Manager,                   approval
volunteering                                                                                       Community
cultural,                                                                                          Programs
recreation
and sport
decision
making

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Neighbour-                     Action Initiative                      Performance Target / Measure            Responsible     Action    Funding
  hood/                                                                                                       Program &     Timeframe
Community                                                                                                      Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
Adult Community and Further Education
Increasing       Support CR/NR residents who meet the ACFE         Collaborative target: CR/NR teams and      Sandy         2008-09
employment       priority learner group criteria to access         ACE providers to work collaboratively to   Forbes,
and learning     learning opportunities in ACE by enhanced         draw NR residents, particularly those in   General
opportunities    communication between CR/NR and ACE               the ACFE priority learner groups, into     Manager
                 providers located in and near CR/NR sites.        local education and training.              Adult
                                                                                                              Community
                 Improve knowledge of ACFE funded pre-                                                        and Further
                 accredited and accredited training among NR                                                  Education
                 teams.

                 Promote awareness of relevant ACFE
                 initiatives, particularly Community Learning
                 Partnerships (CLPs) among CR/NR teams and
                 residents.

                 Invite participation of CR/NR in CLP projects
                 occurring in or relevant to NR sites.

                 Invite CR/NR staff to participate in evaluation
                 of CLP applications.
Improving        Provide funding opportunities through ACFE        Successful partnerships: CR/NR teams
community        State Equipment Grants to allow ACE               and ACE providers to work
infrastructure   providers to acquire equipment to support         collaboratively with the aim to identify
and physical     the learning needs of residents in CR/NR          learning equipment needs of CR/NR
environments     locations.                                        residents and apply for funding through
                                                                   competitive grant allocation process.
                 Equipment grants may fund, amongst other
                 resources:
                  Teaching equipment
                  Computer equipment
                  Classroom equipment for learners with
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Neighbour-                     Action Initiative                   Performance Target / Measure             Responsible        Action       Funding
  hood/                                                                                                     Program &        Timeframe
Community                                                                                                    Officer/s
 Renewal
 Objective
                    special needs




Office of Women’s Policy
Increasing       Rural Women’s Network works with DPCD          1. Strengthened relationships and           Rural            Ongoing     N/A
community        Local Teams and Neighbourhood Houses to        information sharing between RWN and         Women’s
participation:   ensure the accessibility of the network        DPCD Local Teams.                           Network,
volunteering     newsletter and encourage contributions from    2. Improved networking with                 DPCD Local
cultural,        NR and CR participants.                        Neighbourhood Houses, including in NR       Teams
recreation                                                      and CR sites.
and sport                                                       3. Participation and information sharing,
decision                                                        in collaboration with Local Teams, at
making                                                          women’s gatherings and events,
                                                                including NR and CR sites.
                                                                4. Articles and information about
                                                                events, activities and achievements in
                                                                various NR and CR sites in network
                                                                newsletter.




Victoria Police
Crime and        Using innovation and creative problem          Reduce crime in compliance with The         Police Service   June 2009   Local Operating
Safety           solving in collaboration with other agencies   Way Ahead Strategic Plan 2008-2013.         Area Manager                 Budget
                 and the community to develop crime             (targets may be set in excess of the
                 reduction strategies                           Way Ahead in PSA plans dependent on
                                                                negotiated local priorities). Decrease in
                                                                reported crime dependent on local
                                                                priorities.
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 Neighbour-                  Action Initiative                    Performance Target / Measure             Responsible        Action       Funding
   hood/                                                                                                   Program &        Timeframe
 Community                                                                                                  Officer/s
  Renewal
  Objective
Road Safety    Implementation of targeted policing             Reduce road trauma in compliance with       Police Service   June 2009   Local Operating
               strategies in partnership with other agencies   The Way Ahead Strategic Plan 2008-          Area Manager                 Budget
               and the community.                              2013. (targets may be set in excess of
                                                               the Way Ahead in PSA plans dependent
                                                               on negotiated local priorities). Decrease
                                                               in vehicular collisions.
Improve                                                                                                    Police Service   June 2009   Local Operating
community                                                                                                  Area Manager                 Budget
perceptions
of safety

Increase       Provide accurate and timely data to inform      Reduce road trauma in compliance with       Police Service   June 2009   Local Operating
customer       the community of positive police action,        The Way Ahead Strategic Plan 2008-          Area Manager                 Budget
satisfaction                                                   2013. (targets may be set in excess of
levels                                                         the Way Ahead in PSA plans dependent
                                                               on negotiated local priorities)
Provide        Crime and community safety data to be           Crimes against the person                   Service          Available   Operating
timely and     utilised in effective local planning.           Crimes against property.                    Delivery         August      Budget
accurate                                                       Drug offences                               Principles       2009
statistical                                                    Other Offences                              Team
data                                                           Total crime




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Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Neighbourhood
Renewal Plan 2008-09
Neighbourhood      Alignment         DEECD Action Initiative                    2008-09 Activities                   Responsible           Funding
   Renewal             with                                                                                           Officer/s         specifically for
 Objective(s)       Blueprint                                                                                                           Neighbourhood
                      Action                                                                                                               Renewal
                     Item(s)
Support the      5.1 Further        Data Monitoring                 Statewide Outcomes for Children will          Don Siemon, Acting    Not applicable
monitoring of    improve                                            provide annual community profiles of local    General Manager,
                                    The Statewide Outcomes for
children’s       participation in                                   level data on children and young people to    Statewide Outcomes
                                    Children Division will
outcomes in NR   kindergarten                                       all Neighbourhood Renewal projects. Data      for Children.
                                    collaborate with
sites            and Maternal                                       on young people will be included when
                                    Neighbourhood Renewal to
                 and Child                                          available. Sharing of information from the
                                    develop complementary data
                 Health Services                                    Neighbourhood Renewal community survey
                                    monitoring approaches to
                                                                    and the Victorian Child and Adolescent
                                    better understand child
                                                                    Monitoring System will continue.
                                    outcomes.
Improve the      1.1 Roll out       Early Childhood Messages        All Neighbourhood Renewal sites have          Jeanette              Not applicable
health,          Victorian and                                      received information regarding kindergarten   Nagorcka, General
                                    Provide Neighbourhood
development,     Commonwealth                                       fees, and general brochures.                  Manager, Early
                                    Renewal team with
learning in,     funding for                                                                                      Childhood Programs.
                                    information and key early
safety, and      multi-service
                                    childhood messages for
wellbeing of     children’s
                                    distribution to all
children         centres.
                                    Neighbourhood Renewal
                                    sites.
Improve the      5.1 Further        Children’s Centre Capital       Provision of capital funding to establish a   Anthony Raitman,      Funding has
health,          improve                                            children’s services hub at Wyndham.           Assistant General     been approved
                                    Proactively consider the role
development,     participation in                                                                                 Manager, Early        and allocated.
                                    of Neighbourhood Renewal in
learning in,     kindergarten                                                                                     Childhood Programs.
                                    Children’s Centre capital and
safety, and      and Maternal
                                    Growing Communities
wellbeing of     and Child
                                    Thriving Children program.
children         Health
                 Services.
Improve the                         Maternal and Child Health       Data submitted annually to Neighbourhood      Mirek Grabacki,       Not applicable

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Neighbourhood         Alignment         DEECD Action Initiative                     2008-09 Activities                   Responsible            Funding
   Renewal               with                                                                                             Officer/s          specifically for
 Objective(s)         Blueprint                                                                                                              Neighbourhood
                        Action                                                                                                                  Renewal
                       Item(s)
capacity to                            Monitor access to Maternal &     Renewal Team.                                 Manager, Early
monitor access to                      Child Health (MCH) services                                                    Childhood Programs.
                                                                        Neighbourhood Renewal site data currently
early years                            at key stages and measure
                                                                        unavailable. Further work will proceed        Jeanette
services in                            against local government and
                                                                        between the Neighbourhood Renewal Team        Nagorcka, General
Neighbourhood                          statewide targets (2 weeks, 4
                                                                        and Early Childhood Programs to establish     Manager, Early
Renewal areas                          months and 12 months).
                                                                        an appropriate data set.                      Childhood Programs.
                                       Provide kindergarten data for
                                       all Neighbourhood Renewal        SEHQ data is currently unavailable from the
                                       sites.                           Local Government Area (LGA), however
                                       Present the School Entrant       plans to analyse new data by postcode are
                                       Health Questionnaire (SEHQ)      now in place. Once available, data will be
                                       and provide local level data     provided to the Neighbourhood Renewal
                                       on Neighbourhood Renewal         Team.
                                       sites to inform future
                                       planning.
Improve health      2.1 Pilot          Secondary School Nurses          SSNP Annual Action Plans in Neighbourhood     Madeleine Smith,       Not applicable
and wellbeing       transition plans                                    Renewal sites are reviewed to strengthen      General Manager,
                                       Neighbourhood Renewal sites
of adolescents.     for children                                        partnerships with school and community        Operations Division.
                                       have been included as a key
                    entering                                            agencies, to support the development of
                                       priority for the 2008-09
                    primary school.                                     innovative responses for young people and
                                       Secondary School Nurse
                                                                        their school communities and to strengthen
                    5.1 Further        Programs (SSNP) Action
                                                                        program outcomes measures.
                    improve            Plans.
                    participation in                                    For example:
                                       Where nurses are working in
                    kindergarten                                        Northern Metropolitan Region – CHOICES
                                       schools in Neighbourhood
                    and Maternal                                        program: a 10 week program for Year 10
                                       Renewal areas, specific action
                    and Child                                           students at risk of early parenthood.
                                       initiatives are included in
                    Health                                              Barwon South Western Region – Save a
                                       action plans for 2009.
                    Services.                                           Mate: A drug and alcohol education
                                                                        program for secondary schools and run in
                                                                        conjunction with Neighbourhood Renewal.
To build links      1.2 Implement      Community Education              Implementation of the initiative is           Dale Cooper,           $300,000 over 3
between             the                Catalyst                         continuing at a local level in two            Manager, School        years
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Neighbourhood       Alignment        DEECD Action Initiative                      2008-09 Activities                  Responsible            Funding
   Renewal              with                                                                                           Officer/s          specifically for
 Objective(s)        Blueprint                                                                                                            Neighbourhood
                       Action                                                                                                                Renewal
                      Item(s)
schools,          Commonwealth      This targeted actions            Neighbourhood Renewal clusters:               Improvement Unit.      (2006-08).
organisations     and Victorian     initiative in partnership with
                                                                      Corio/Norlane - cluster partnered with      Grant Rau,
and their local   Government        the Education Foundation
                                                                       the Centre for Community Child Health to    Regional Director,
communities.      commitment to     Australia aims to encourage
                                                                       participate in the Linking Schools and      Barwon South
                  early childhood   greater links between schools
                                                                       Early Years project. Aims to work with,     Western Region.
                  centres on        and communities.
                                                                       and support, Corio West, North Shore
                  school sites.
                                    The initiative focuses on two      and Norlane West primary schools and
                                    Neighbourhood Renewal              children.
                                    clusters:
                                                                      Heidelberg West – Students from             Wayne Craig,
                                    Corio/Norlane – aims to            Banksia/Latrobe, Fawkner, Northcote,        Regional Director,
                                    prepare children for school so     Reservoir, Thornbury and Macleod            Northern
                                    that they are ready to learn;      Secondary Colleges attend the City          Metropolitan Region.
                                    and to prepare schools for         Centre Program. Beyond the Classroom
                                    when children first attend by      program is providing ongoing support
                                    linking Early Years services       and professional development to
                                    and schools.                       teachers from Banksia/Latrobe and
                                                                       Macleod Secondary.
                                    Heidelberg West – aims to
                                    support participation and        Initial strategies identified:
                                    retention in the middle years
                                                                      kindergarten and Prep teachers
                                    by building community
                                                                       sharing information
                                    engagement opportunities for
                                    Year 9 students.                  work on transition to school plans, and
                                                                       parent engagement
                                                                      active learning, student engagement and
                                                                       partnership building.




Enhancing the     2.3 Develop       Victorian Schools Plan           Stage 1 of the Building Futures application   Andree Butler,         Not applicable
physical          further details                                    requires schools to:                          Assistant General
                                    The Victorian Schools Plan
                  on                                                                                               Manager, Planning &
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Neighbourhood        Alignment         DEECD Action Initiative                     2008-09 Activities                     Responsible            Funding
   Renewal               with                                                                                              Officer/s          specifically for
 Objective(s)         Blueprint                                                                                                               Neighbourhood
                        Action                                                                                                                   Renewal
                       Item(s)
environment;       strengthening     will invest an additional $1.9     outline discussions with key stakeholders     Provision Executive.
                   school            billion over four years to          in the development of the application
to build links
                   responsibility    transform schools and create
between                                                                 indicate plans for future discussions
                   for monitoring    21st century learning
schools,
                   young people’s    environments. In its first year    indicate purpose and focus.
organisations
                   pathways.         the Plan allocated $555
and their local                                                        Stage 2 of the Building Futures application
                                     million to modernise 131
communities.                                                           requires schools to:
                                     schools.
                                                                        describe current arrangements for
                                                                         sharing of school facilities and grounds
                                                                        identify education provision issues and
                                                                         plans being discussed with Regional
                                                                         Offices, schools, training providers
                                                                         and/or community groups.
To build links     2.3 Develop       Co-location of Children’s         Undertake evaluation of existing joint use      Michael Hooper,        Not applicable
between            further details   Centres on or near School         agreements and insurance arrangements to        Analyst, Resources &
schools,           on                Sites                             ensure DEECD provides clear and enabling        Infrastructure
organisations      strengthening                                       legal and insurance advice                      Strategy Division
                                     The Government has
and their local    school
                                     committed to ‘ensure all new      Explore opportunities to integrate children’s
communities;       responsibility
                                     schools in growth areas have      centres on or near new school sites,
                   for monitoring
improve the                          space for integrated              including for the Partnerships Victoria in
                   young people’s
health,                              children's centres                Schools project
                   pathways.
development,                         and…explore options to
                                                                       Develop a strategy to progress co-location
learning, safety                     develop facilities on land
                                                                       of children’s centres on or near school sites
and wellbeing                        adjacent to existing schools’
                                                                       and for schools and children’s centres as
of children.                         (A Fairer Victoria 2007).
                                                                       community hubs.
Improve the        7.2 Release       Youth Transition Support          All providers of the Youth Transition           Bronwen                Not applicable
health,            strategies on     Initiative                        Support Initiative commenced operation in       Heathfield, Senior
development,       mathematics                                         2007.                                           Project Manager,
                                     Twenty-four youth transition
learning in,       and science,                                                                                        Policy & Program
                                     workers are contracted            During 2007, a total of 1,180 young people
safety and         languages, and
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Neighbourhood        Alignment         DEECD Action Initiative                     2008-09 Activities                      Responsible          Funding
   Renewal               with                                                                                               Officer/s        specifically for
 Objective(s)         Blueprint                                                                                                              Neighbourhood
                        Action                                                                                                                  Renewal
                       Item(s)
wellbeing of       the use of ICT.   across twelve Local Learning      were assisted by transition support              Development.
children.                            and Employment Network            workers.
                                     (LLEN) areas.
                                                                       At the local level, all providers of the Youth
                                     Transition workers provide        Transition Support Initiative have been
                                     personalised assistance to        encouraged to establish linkages with
                                     young people aged 15-19           relevant Neighbourhood Renewal projects.
                                     who are not in education and
                                                                       The Neighbourhood Renewal Team is
                                     training, not working full time
                                                                       represented on the Youth Transitions
                                     and do not have Year 12 or
                                                                       Support Initiative reference group.
                                     an equivalent qualification.
                                     The aim is for disengaged
                                     young people to achieve a
                                     sustainable education,
                                     training or employment
                                     outcome.
Support the        2.3 Further       Youth Voice: Navigating           This project was completed in 07/08 with         Bronwen              $30,000 (of
monitoring of      details will be   the system                        the release of the Youth Voice Project           Heathfield, Senior   $160,000 total)
child outcomes     developed on                                        Report.                                          Project Manager,
                                     The Youth Voice: Peer
in                 strengthening                                                                                        Policy & Program
                                     Research project employs a        In 08/09 further opportunities will be
Neighbourhood      school                                                                                               Development.
                                     peer research model to            explored.
Renewal sites.     responsibility
                                     research young peoples’
                   for monitoring                                      Youth Voice operates in three
                                     experiences of transition
                   young people’s                                      Neighbourhood Renewal areas.
                                     pathways before and after
                   pathways.
                                     they leave school.
                                     The project commenced in
                                     2007.
Improve the        1.1 Roll out      Ultranet                          The DEECD is currently developing a              Nina Fromhold,       Not applicable
health,            Victorian and                                       revised tender process for the Ultranet          Acting Manager,
                                     An intuitive student centred
development,       Commonwealth                                        project (response to the original tender was     Ultranet.
                                     electronic learning
learning, safety   funding for                                         not accepted by the DEECD).
                                     environment that supports                                                          Rachel Crellin,
and wellbeing      multi-service
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Neighbourhood      Alignment          DEECD Action Initiative                     2008-09 Activities                   Responsible             Funding
   Renewal             with                                                                                             Officer/s           specifically for
 Objective(s)       Blueprint                                                                                                               Neighbourhood
                      Action                                                                                                                   Renewal
                     Item(s)
of children.     children’s         high quality learning and          Schools in Neighbourhood Renewal areas      Senior Policy Officer,
                 centres.           teaching, connects students,       have participated in Ultranet readiness     Ultranet.
                 1.2 Implement      teachers and parents and           activities.
                 Commonwealth       enables efficient knowledge
                                                                       Ultranet coaches have been working with
                 and Victorian      transfer. Provides teachers,
                                                                       schools on Action Research projects. E.g.
                 Government         students and parents with a
                                                                       Corio Primary School and Rosewall Primary
                 commitment to      single accessible information
                                                                       School are working on a joint project
                 early childhood    point and will be in all
                                                                       around ICT and their imminent merger.
                 centres on         Victorian Government schools
                 school sites.      by end 2010.                       Ultranet Coaches are also working with:
                 2.1 Pilot                                             Elizabeth Street Primary School and
                                    It is envisaged that Ultranet
                 transition plans                                      Lowanna College.
                                    will assist schools to establish
                 for children
                                    closer links with the
                 entering
                                    Neighbourhood Renewal
                 primary school.
                                    program.
Lift             2.3 Develop        Local Learning and                 Continue to encourage Neighbourhood         Bronwen                  LLENs have a 3
employment       further details    Employment Networks                Renewal officers have membership and        Heathfield,              year agreement
and learning     on                 (LLENs)                            engagement with their local LLEN.           Manager Transition       2009-11 with 3
opportunities    strengthening                                                                                     Partnerships Branch.     year funding
                                    A Network for stakeholders to      Encourage Neighbourhood Renewal Officers
and expanding    school                                                                                                                     totalling $21.9
                                    work together at the local         raise issues and seek strategies to
local            responsibility                                                                                                             million
                                    level to improve education,        reengage/retain young people 15-19 in
economies;       for monitoring
                                    training and employment            education and training with the LLEN
to improve       young people’s
                                    outcomes of young people at        Network members
education,       pathways.
                                    risk between 15 and 19
training and                                                           Encourage Neighbourhood Renewal Officers
                                    years.
employment                                                             reflect appropriate LLEN priorities in
outcomes for                        31 LLENs cover the state.          Neighbourhood Renewal Strategic Planning.
children.
To build links                      Other Local School –               Eastern Metropolitan Region                 Jim Watterson,           Not applicable
between                             Community Engagement                                                           Regional Director,
                                                                       Teaching and Learning coaches have been
schools,                            Activities                                                                     Eastern Metropolitan
                                                                       allocated to the following schools in the
organisations                                                                                                      Region.
                                    School improvement                 Neighbourhood Renewal Area: Parkhill
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Neighbourhood      Alignment     DEECD Action Initiative                    2008-09 Activities                     Responsible          Funding
   Renewal            with                                                                                          Officer/s        specifically for
 Objective(s)      Blueprint                                                                                                         Neighbourhood
                     Action                                                                                                             Renewal
                    Item(s)
and their local                activities directed at schools   Primary School, Sussex Heights Primary
communities;                   servicing Neighbourhood          School, Solway Primary School.
                               Renewal areas.
lift employment                                                 Grampians Region
and learning
                                                                Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal:                Malcolm Miller,
opportunities
                               Ensure all Regional Directors                                                    Regional Director,
and expanding                                                   A Transition Team has been formed and is
                               are aware of Neighbourhood                                                       Grampians Region.
local                                                           meeting regularly to examine possible
                               Renewal contacts in their
economies;                                                      improvements in transition processes for
                               area, and the government
                                                                Kindergarten-Prep and Years 6-7. The
improve the                    schools servicing
                                                                schools involved include Delacombe
health,                        Neighbourhood Renewal
                                                                Primary, Lumen Christi (Catholic school)
development,                   sites.
                                                                and the Delacombe Community
learning, safety
                                                                Kindergarten.
and wellbeing
of children.                                                    Preliminary plans have been drawn up for a
                                                                Community Hub on the site of the
                                                                Sebastopol College. This will form the focus
                                                                of a submission to the Commonwealth
                                                                Department of Education, Employment and
                                                                Workplace Relations ‘Local Schools Working
                                                                Together’ program. It is envisaged that the
                                                                plan will incorporate facilities for Ballarat
                                                                Child and Family Services. The Hub would
                                                                include a library, music facilities,
                                                                performing arts centre, community meeting
                                                                areas, kitchen facilities and a Gymnasium.
                                                                These facilities would be used by
                                                                Sebastopol College and a number of
                                                                adjacent primary schools as well as the
                                                                local community. Discussions with a
                                                                number of potential partners in the project
                                                                are being conducted.

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Neighbourhood   Alignment   DEECD Action Initiative               2008-09 Activities                   Responsible            Funding
   Renewal         with                                                                                 Officer/s          specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                                                  Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                                                      Renewal
                 Item(s)
                                                      Wendouree West Neighbourhood Renewal:
                                                      The Wendouree West Community Learning
                                                      Hub has been completed and students have
                                                      been on site since the beginning of Term 3,
                                                      2008.
                                                      The Hub comprises of:
                                                         Yuille Park Prep–8 Community College
                                                         Children’s Services Centre
                                                         Wendouree West Community House
                                                         Wendouree West Men’s Shed
                                                         Wendouree West Youth Centre
                                                         Wendouree West Wellbeing
                                                      Southern Metropolitan Region
                                                                                                    Peter Greenwell,
                                                      The Dandenong–Springvale Primary School
                                                                                                    Regional Director,
                                                      Regeneration Project has progressed
                                                                                                    Southern
                                                      through Cycle 2, Stage 2 of Building
                                                                                                    Metropolitan Region.
                                                      Futures and is awaiting notification to
                                                      advance to Cycle 2, Stage 3.
                                                      The Keysborough-Springvale Regeneration
                                                      Project aims to combine four secondary
                                                      colleges in Keysborough and Springvale, to
                                                      form one secondary college. The KSRP
                                                      entered Cycle 1, Stage 4 in Term 1, 2008.
                                                      The master plan has been approved. Stage
                                                      1 has been agreed with detailed planning
                                                      underway. Cost plan C for Stage 1 is
                                                      expected to be completed by November

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Neighbourhood   Alignment   DEECD Action Initiative              2008-09 Activities                   Responsible           Funding
   Renewal         with                                                                                Officer/s         specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                                                Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                                                    Renewal
                 Item(s)
                                                      2008.
                                                      Regeneration works have commenced at
                                                      Dandenong High School. Discussions are
                                                      continuing between Dandenong High
                                                      School, the City of Greater Dandenong,
                                                      VicUrban, and Chisholm TAFE to determine
                                                      the best way to allow for community use of
                                                      the facilities. Stage 1 of construction is
                                                      underway. Stage 2 was funded in the 2008-
                                                      09 State Budget.
                                                      Barwon South Western Region
                                                                                                   Grant Rau, Regional
                                                      The Corio/Norlane Schools Regeneration
                                                                                                   Director, Barwon
                                                      project is planning for three Children’s
                                                                                                   South Western
                                                      Services & one adult Community Hub to be
                                                                                                   Region.
                                                      co-located on school sites.
                                                      Establishment of a ‘Community Schools’
                                                      pilot project in partnership with the
                                                      Department of Human Service (DHS)
                                                      Neighbourhood Renewal and two primary
                                                      schools to develop a good practice model.
                                                      Under the banner of the Corio/Norlane
                                                      Development Advisory Board – Deakin
                                                      Partnership investigations are underway
                                                      regarding the opportunity for Deakin to
                                                      provide an action research component of
                                                      the DHS-DEECD ‘Community Schools’ pilot.
                                                      Discussions have been undertaken with the
                                                      Gordon Institute (TAFE) to co-locate a
                                                      physical presence with Corio Bay Senior
                                                      College to provide broader pathway options

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Neighbourhood   Alignment   DEECD Action Initiative              2008-09 Activities                     Responsible          Funding
   Renewal         with                                                                                  Officer/s        specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                                                 Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                                                     Renewal
                 Item(s)
                                                      for students and to improve access for adult
                                                      retraining in the area
                                                      Teaching and Learning Coaches have been
                                                      appointed (or will be in 2008-09) to the
                                                      following schools in the Corio/Norlane and
                                                      Colac Neighbourhood Renewal areas:
                                                      Corio/Norlane: North Geelong Secondary
                                                      College, Ashby Primary School, Rollins
                                                      Primary School, Bell Park North Primary
                                                      School, Flinders Peak Secondary College,
                                                      Corio Bay Secondary College, Norlane High
                                                      School, Corio Primary School, Corio South
                                                      Primary School, Corio West Primary School,
                                                      Rosewall Primary School, North Shore
                                                      Primary School, Norlane West Primary
                                                      School.
                                                      Colac: Colac Secondary College, Colac
                                                      South West Primary School, Elliminyt
                                                      Primary School, Colac West Primary School.
                                                      Hume Region                                    Stephen Brown,
                                                                                                     Regional Director,
                                                      Teaching and Learning Coaches have been
                                                                                                     Hume Region.
                                                      appointed to the following schools in the
                                                      Shepparton and Seymour Neighbourhood
                                                      Renewal areas:
                                                      Shepparton: Gowrie Street, St George’s
                                                      Road, Mooroopna Primary, Mooroopna Park,
                                                      Mooroopna Secondary, Wilmot Road,
                                                      Shepparton High School
                                                      Seymour:    Seymour     Technical  High,
                                                      Seymour Primary School, Seymour East
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Neighbourhood   Alignment   DEECD Action Initiative               2008-09 Activities                    Responsible          Funding
   Renewal         with                                                                                  Officer/s        specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                                                 Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                                                     Renewal
                 Item(s)
                                                      Review of post compulsory education has
                                                      commenced in the Shepparton Network in
                                                      partnership with Latrobe University, City of
                                                      Greater Shepparton and Goulburn Ovens
                                                      TAFE. A project officer has been appointed.
                                                      An English as a Second Language (ESL)
                                                      Centre has been established in Shepparton
                                                      to facilitate the increase in refugee
                                                                                                     Ron Lake, Regional
                                                      demand.
                                                                                                     Director, Loddon
                                                      Loddon Mallee Region
                                                                                                     Mallee Region.
                                                      Establishment of a new Neighbourhood
                                                      House in the Eaglehawk Neighbourhood
                                                      Renewal area.
                                                                                                     Michonne van
                                                                                                     Rees,
                                                      Gippsland Region
                                                                                                     Regional Director,
                                                      Latrobe Valley Neighbourhood Renewal           Gippsland Region
                                                      (LVNR):
                                                      Teaching and Learning Coaches working in
                                                      the following schools within the LVNR area:
                                                      Elizabeth Street Primary Schoool, Moe;
                                                      Liddiard Road Primary School, Traralgon;
                                                      Lowanna Secondary College, Moe; Kurnai
                                                      College, Morwell; Traralgon College.
                                                      Literacy Specialists are working with
                                                      Elizabeth Street Primary School, Moe;
                                                      Liddiard Road Primary School, Traralgon;
                                                      Morwell Park Primary School and Churchill
                                                      Primary School.
                                                      A new Neighbourhood House has been
                                                      established in Moe Heights, in close
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Neighbourhood   Alignment   DEECD Action Initiative               2008-09 Activities                   Responsible           Funding
   Renewal         with                                                                                 Officer/s         specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                                                 Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                                                     Renewal
                 Item(s)
                                                      proximity to Elizabeth Street Primary
                                                      School and a strong partnership has been
                                                      fostered.
                                                      Morwell Regeneration Project aims to
                                                      combine four schools within Morwell area
                                                      incorporating a Children’s Hub.

                                                      The Latrobe Valley Best Start project and
                                                      Koorie Best Start project both service the
                                                      LVNR area. Considerable work has been
                                                      undertaken with partners in transition to
                                                      school initiatives.
                                                                                                    Katherine
                                                                                                    Henderson, Regional
                                                      Western Metropolitan Region
                                                                                                    Director, Western
                                                      Wyndham Neighbourhood Renewal:                Metropolitan Region
                                                      Partnered with the Festival for Healthy
                                                      Living, (Royal Children’s Hospital program)
                                                      the Neighbourhood Renewal has also
                                                      developed a partnership with the Ardoch
                                                      Foundation.
                                                      Braybrook Maidstone Renewal: Braybrook,
                                                      Sunshine East, and Sunnyvale Primary
                                                      Schools will merge as a new Prep-6 School
                                                      on the existing Sunshine East Primary
                                                      School site. The schools, from the
                                                      beginning of 2009, will operate on three
                                                      campuses until construction of the new
                                                      school. Funding of $7 million was
                                                      announced in the 2008-09 State Budget.
                                                      The new school will open for the 2010

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbourhood    Alignment    DEECD Action Initiative                  2008-09 Activities                    Responsible            Funding
   Renewal          with                                                                                      Officer/s          specifically for
 Objective(s)    Blueprint                                                                                                       Neighbourhood
                   Action                                                                                                           Renewal
                  Item(s)
                                                            school year.
                                                            Werribee Neighbourhood Renewal: Literacy
                                                            and Numeracy Coaches allocated to Glen
                                                            Orden Primary School. ESL primary outpost
                                                            of Western English Language School
                                                            established at Glen Orden Primary School.     Wayne Craig,
                                                                                                          Regional Director,
                                                            Northern Metropolitan Region
                                                                                                          Northern
                                                            Broadmeadows Neighbourhood Renewal:           Metropolitan Region
                                                            Campmeadows and Meadowbank Primary
                                                            Schools actively involved in Neighbourhood
                                                            Renewal local committees and programs
                                                            including breakfast clubs, learning support
                                                            programs, walking buses etc. Regional
                                                            office, schools and Hume Council working
                                                            with Neighbourhood Renewal to provide
                                                            quality community sporting, recreational
                                                            and meeting facilities on school sites and
                                                            new council owned community hub. The
                                                            Government has funded substantial
                                                            contribution to early years centre on new
                                                            Primary School site.
Support the                  Monitoring and Evaluation      The DEECD provides data to Neighbourhood      Sara Glover,           Not applicable
monitoring of                - Data                         Renewal on an annual basis.                   General Manager,
child outcomes                                                                                            Data and Evaluation.
                             DEECD and Neighbourhood        The DEECD is also providing advice
in
                             Renewal to develop a joint     regarding the development of new
Neighbourhood
                             understanding of the data      Neighbourhood Renewal targets to ensure
Renewal sites.
                             required for use in planning   they are aligned with current DEECD and
                             and evaluation in achieving    Whole of Government strategies.
                             improved educational
                             outcomes for children and

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Neighbourhood   Alignment    DEECD Action Initiative   2008-09 Activities   Responsible      Funding
   Renewal         with                                                      Officer/s    specifically for
 Objective(s)   Blueprint                                                                 Neighbourhood
                  Action                                                                     Renewal
                 Item(s)
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    Regional Director,
                                                             Northern Metropolita n Region
                                                                                                           Northern
                                                             Broadmeadows Neighbourhood Renewal:           Metropolitan Region
                                                             Campmeadows and Meadowbank Primary
                                                             Schools actively involved in Neighbourhood
                                                             Renewal local committees and programs
                                                             including breakfast clubs, learning support
                                                             programs, walking buses etc. Regional
                                                             office, schools and Hume Council working
                                                             with Neighbourhood Renewal to provide
                                                             quality community sporting, recreational
                                                             and meeting facilities on school sites and
                                                             new council owned community hub. The
                                                             Government has funded substantial
                                                             contribution to early years centre on new
                                                             Primary School site.
Support the                   Monitoring and Evaluation      The DEECD provides data to Neighbourhood      Sara Glover,           Not applicable
monitoring of                 - Data                         Renewal on an annual basis.                   General Manager,
child outcomes                                                                                             Data and Evaluation.
                              DEECD and Neighbourhood        The DEECD is also providing advice
in
                              Renewal to develop a joint     regarding the development of new
Neighbourhood
                              understanding of the data      Neighbourhood Renewal targets to ensure
Renewal sites.
                              required for use in planning   they are aligned with current DEECD and
                              and evaluation in achieving    Whole of Government strategies.
                              improved educational
                              outcomes for children and

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                                PLAN 2008-09
Ne ighbourhood   Alignme nt    DEEC D Action Initiative   2008-09 Activities   Responsible       Funding
    Re ne wal       with                                                        Office r/s   specifically for
 Objective(s)    Blueprint                                                                   Ne ighbourhood
                   Action                                                                        Re ne wal
                  Item(s)
                              young people.




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