“We are collaborating with ten20 to build shared measurement across our work and address entrenched disadvantage.”

Wendy McIvor, Mayor, Central Goldfields Shire

Go Goldfields (GG) is an innovative alliance of organisations, created to deliver locally relevant responses to social issues that are too complex and too long-term for previous solutions.

Supported by the Victorian Government in the amount of $2.5 million over three years, we have developed a series of shire wide, community-driven approaches to improve social, education and health outcomes for children, youth and families.

Underpinned by a focus on prevention and early intervention, Go Goldfields involves families to deliver improved literacy for children aged 0 – 8 years; building speech and language skills to provide a great start to learning.

It is developing supportive learning environments for youth to extend their future career options.

Go Goldfields is engaging professional artists to strengthen the arts and build an aspirational community. The arts have been adopted into all aspects of the action plan to foster learning; build confidence; motivate; and connect.

A whole-of-community response is planned to deliver safe spaces for women and their children.

The strategic, “place-based” approach targets the whole community and gives the community ownership of the plan, so ensuring the plan’s sustainability.