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Epping Community Services Hub

The  City of  Whittlesea  is  a  rapidly growing  municipality  on  the  urban  fringe  of Melbourne, with  a current  population  of 180,000  expected  to  increase  to  around 330,000 over the next 20 years. This growth includes a significant number of young families, with a large population of children aged less than 12 years. Many refugees and newly arrived migrants are establishing their families in Whittlesea, with high rates of unemployment and lower levels of qualifications resulting in communities excluded from participating in the economic and social mainstream.

Like many growth areas, organisations providing services within and to the City of Whittlesea struggle to meet the volume and complexity  of needs in the community, and key community infrastructures such as education, health and public transport are unable to keep pace with the rapid growth. Whilst there is a healthy and collaborative local community service sector  in  Whittlesea,  providers  are  stretched and  often operating out of inadequate accommodation.

Epping Community Services Hub brings together a range of  not-for-profit organisations to provide community services in an integrated, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach within the City of Whittlesea; and to find new and improved ways to work together in order to achieve best possible outcomes for the community and the sector as a whole.

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