Research and Publications

Neighbourhood Houses Sector Framework

The framework which underpins the Neigbhourhood House Sector.

Building Victorian Communities

Outcomes of the Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre Sector

This report demonstrates the significant contribution the Victorian Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre
(NH&LC) sector makes to strengthening communities through producing social, economic and environmental outcomes.

The Economic Value of Volunteering in Victoria 2012

A report on useful research undertaken by the Department of Community Planning and Development demonstrating the economic value of volunteering.

Community Development in Growth Areas

There's something about... Community: Planning for healthy well functioning communities on urban fringes of our city by Kevin Breen December 2011.  This paper explores the need for social infrastructure in creating healthy communities.  Includes case studies from Melbourne's growth municipalities.  

Creating Community:  Social Connection, Community Wellbeing and Good Practice  by Joanne Krykilis May 2012 Social Infrastructure Planning Tool Project Part 2

Responding Confidently Through Collaboration

The INC is a group of six Victorian Adult Community Education providers, which have come together to find greater organisational capacity through collaboration. This paper is a narrative about the evolution and learnings of the group over 5 years; from 2009 through to the 2013.