Activity Area 2: Regional Work with NH&LC Stakeholders

2.1 Governance and Management

2.1.1 Proactive resources

The NH Network encourages:

  • referral to relevant expertise

  • utilisation of existing resources
  • monitoring relevance of existing resources
  • identification of gaps
  • provision of professional development and education to Neighbourhood Houses and CoGs

2.1.2 Proactive Network operations / procedures / information manual

The NH Network encourages:

  • circulation of NH Network manual to all Houses and Committees of Governance (CoGs)

  • regular updating of NH Network manual
  • distribution of other relevant information to NH Network members as appropriate

2.2 Community Development Activity (Operations and Delivery)

2.2.1 Proactive adult community education procedures

The NH Network encourages:

  • distribution of ACFE information to Network members as appropriate

  • keeping abreast of current policies, projects and practice via ANHLC
  • attendance at regional forums as appropriate
  • maintenance of relationships with ACFE Regional Council / office

2.2.2 Proactive childcare procedures

The NH Network encourages:

  • distribution of information to NH Network members as appropriate

  • keeping abreast of current regulations, policies and practice via ANHLC
  • maintenance of relationships with DEECD regional teams / office

2.2.3 Proactive DHS relationship

The NH Network encourages:

  • liaison with DHS in preparing NH Network grant submissions

  • distribution of information to NH Network members as appropriate
  • keeping abreast of current regulations, policies and practice via ANHLC
  • attendance at regional forums as appropriate
  • maintenance of relationships with DHS Local Connections teams / office

2.2.4 Proactive LGAs relationship - liaison with LGAs at councillor and officer level

The NH Network encourages:

  • Houses to develop relationship with their LGA

  • NH Network-wide engagement with LGAs regarding regional planning and community development
  • representation of NH sector to local government
  • distribution of information to NH Network members as appropriate
  • keeping abreast of current regulations, by-laws, policies and practice via ANHLC
  • attendance at regional forums as appropriate
  • partnerships with local government to support Neighbourhood Houses
  • engagement in broader LGA planning framework for NH Networks

2.3 Capacity Building

2.3.1 Proactive NH Network meetings / activities

The NH Network encourages:

  • use of technology and other practical ways to connect people

  • NH Network Chairpersons' forums as appropriate
  • NH Network Committee of Governance members' forums as appropriate
  • NH Network Treasurers' / financial officers' / book keepers' forums as appropriate
  • NH Network Coordinators' forums as appropriate
  • celebrating success / achievements
  • embracing, maximising and promoting the skills and knowledge that exist within the NH Network

2.3.2 Proactive liaison with local councils

The NH Network encourages:

  • NH Networker support for Houses to form / strengthen local government relationships

  • individual Houses to cultivate relationships with their Local Government Authority (LGA)

2.3.3 Proactive relationship building

The NH Network encourages:

  • development of relationships with relevant decision-makers at regional / local levels

  • participation in regional planning and service delivery as appropriate
  • relationship building within the NH Network