The Goulburn Regional Partnership is one of nine Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.
Shepparton, the largest city in the region, is the primary location for health, cultural and higher education services. It, along with other towns including Yarrawonga, Euroa and Seymour, is culturally diverse and has a strong Indigenous population.
Funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion
The Capacity Building and Participation Program (CBP) is designed to build the knowledge and skills of multicultural communities across Victoria to fully participate and contribute to everyday life in Victoria.
The program aims to achieve the following objectives:
- build the capacity of Victoria’s multicultural communities to actively contribute to all aspects of life in Victoria;
- strengthen participation, inclusion and service access by multicultural communities across Victoria;
- strengthen the capacity of multicultural community organisations; and
- to foster collaborative and partnership approaches between community and organisations.
Ethnic Council, Greater Shepparton Council, Moira Shire Council, Goulburn Ovens TAFE and Red Cross will develop a comprehensive program of community consultation to identify issues for community plans, community profiling and training for community leadership groups. A range of other activities focussing on school based programs, cultural awareness and social inclusion will be delivered.
The partnership approach will strengthen stakeholder engagement and coordination to identify areas of service duplication and overlap and enhance the pathways to employment opportunity, training providers and education.