There are many community networks in the Central Ranges LLEN area that have been established to help youth and community organisations and all members of the local area to gain the support and services that they need, including:
Mitchell & Murrindindi region
Lower Hume Interagency Team (LHIT)
This network focuses on community, family and youth. It aims to connect with community groups, agencies and schools and facilitate discussion and identifying resources and partnerships to support the welfare needs of young people. Formerly the DIT, this network is facilitated by School Focus Youth Service Co-ordinator.
Murrindindi Youth Partnership Reference Group
This group supports the Murrindindi Shire Council’s Youth Strategy and enables a coordinated response to the needs of young people across the range of education, training, health and youth support providers. This group comprises experienced practitioners from consortium and partner agencies.
Alexandra Police & Community Consultative Committee
The Alexandra PCCC focuses on community improvement. It is the overarching committee to a range of safe and caring community project sub-committees, including Cathedral Cluster Schools, Family and Relationships and YEWTH. This network is facilitated by Berry Street Alexandra.
Kinglake Community Services
This network is facilitated by Family Care and it includes community and government agencies that support the Kinglake Community.
Murrindindi Community Services Group (MCSG)
MCSG members are ‘service’ professionals. The group aim is to work together to enhance and add value to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. This network is administered by Murrindindi Shire Council.
Wallan District Community Network
The Wallan District Community Network is a regular gathering of service providers, organisations and community members that work together to ensure a coordinated and structured approach to current and future challenges facing the community.
Closing the Health Gap
Closing the Health Gap (CTHG) in the Lower Hume is one of six regional priority projects identified in the Hume Region Closing the Health Gap Plan 2009-2013. The purpose of the project is to identify health needs and develop service models for the Aboriginal Community living in Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership (PCP) catchments.
Hume Regional Youth Commitment
The Hume Regional Youth Commitment is a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Hume Region, and the four Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs). Through this partnership, the group brings together a range of stakeholders for an integrated approach to all young people aged 15-19 years old.
Murrindindi Transport Connections
Transport Connections has been designed to address the access and mobility needs of transport disadvantaged communities and individuals. This network works to achieve increased access outcomes through partnership.
Connecting Mitchell is a community-based project working to improve local transport. The partners aim to create an integrated and safe transport system operating in Mitchell Shire that gives everyone convenient and affordable access to work, education, health services, leisure and social activities.
Macedon Ranges region
The Macedon Ranges Youth Affairs Network aims to support the welfare needs of young people through partnerships and sharing of resources across community, youth and government agencies.
Youth Partnerships is a new initiative by the Victorian Government that will design and test new ways for the education, youth and family support, justice, homelessness and mental health sectors to work more collaboratively to support individual young people experiencing problems. Macedon Ranges is applying for a project in the Southern Loddon Mallee Demonstration project.