Office for the Community Sector Director Announced

The Department for Planning and Community Development has appointed the Director of Victoria’s new Office for the Community Sector, which will be responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing the policy priorities affecting the not-for-profit sector across Victoria.

The new Director is Lynne Wannan AM, one of Victoria’s most influential education and child care advocates.

The Office for the Community Sector will be established as part of the Victorian Government’s $13.87 million action plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the not-for-profit sector. The Office for the Community Sector will be dedicated to supporting community organisations, helping them to manage new challenges such as population ageing, changing work patterns and rapid population growth.

The Victorian Government’s Action Plan: Strengthening Community Organisations was in response to extensive consultation and two reviews commissioned by the Victorian Government – the Stronger Community Organisations Project, led by Professor Alan Fels, AO; and the Review of Not-for-Profit Regulation, led by the State Services Authority.

The action plan features 25 actions to reduce red tape, build the capacity of sector workforce and strengthen the long term sustainability of community organisations.

For more information about the Office for the Community Sector contact 03 9208 3102.

Jun. 04, 2008

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