Springvale Community Hub

Springvale Community Hub Committtee

The Springvale Community Hub Committee was formed to provide strategic advice to the City of Greater Dandenong Council regarding strategic matters related to the Springvale Community Hub. These include matters related to community development and engagement, sense of place, promotion, development and evaluation of actions aimed at delivering on the vision of the hub.

The establishment of the Springvale Community Hub Committee aligns with the Greater Dandenong Council Plan 2021-25 and the objectives of Council’s Community Engagement Policy and Framework ensuring the committee is within the levels of Involve and Collaborate on the public participation spectrum and to contributes to Council’s strong commitment to engaging the community in a genuine and meaningful way. 

The inclusive and participatory model of the Springvale Community Hub Committee will aim to enable and maximise use of the hub by local community organisations and residents.

The objectives of the Committee include:

  • keep Council informed and advise them on opportunities to increase community connection or access to the hub
  • identify opportunities to promote community engagement, programs and activities to the community
  • ensure positive communication between community representatives and Council
  • identify opportunities for community partnerships, improvement initiatives, programs and activities at the hub
  • contribute to the achievement of the Springvale Community Hub vision and place-based community development.
  • contribute to the periodic review of the Springvale Community Hub Strategic Plan and  associated Action Plan, policies, programs and services that relate to the hub
  • advise Council on emerging issues that have a potential impact on the hub
  • promote a positive profile for the Springvale Community Hub.

Membership

Membership for committee is for a two year period and commenced during December 2020, where the members were endorsed by Council. 

Membership can include:

  • Nine (9) Community representatives sought from local community groups, schools and residents, including at least three (3) local residents.
  • One (1) representative from Springvale District Historical Society.
  • Up to two (2) councillor representatives.
  • One (1) senior Council staff member.

Current Endorsed members: 

  • Dani Holl – Chair
  • Chris Keys – Springvale District Historical Society
  • Heather Duggan
  • Anna Demuth
  • Mmaskepe Sejoe
  • Lissette Brearley
  • Melanie Virtue
  • Vivienne Fernandes
  • Sarita Kulkarni
  • Cr Richard Lim
  • Cr Loi Truong

Current Projects for the Committee

Springvale Community Hub Celebration

The committee is currently providing strategic advice on ensuring the community has opportunities to participate, provide services and opportunities for the community celebration in March 2022. 

COVID-19 Recovery Framework 

The committee is currently providing advice on gaps within the local community to access COVID vaccination services, testing sites, providing information on areas of the community that may require additional COVID relief support and also providing ideas and suggestions for increasing visitation at the hub. 

Terms of Reference 

Download the Springvale Community Hub Committee Terms of Reference - 210KB

Feedback or Further Information

If you have any feedback you would like to share with the Committee or the Hub team please contact springvalecommunityhub@cgd.vic.gov.au

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