Hume Houses Network
Showcasing community services organisations in Melbourne’s North West region
Hume City Council is one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally-diverse communities and is home to more than 198,000 residents. Spanning a total area of 504 square kilometres, the City is located in Melbourne’s northern fringe, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.
The City's rich history stretches back over 40,000 years, when the indigenous communities of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk first inhabited the region.
Today, Hume residents come from more than 160 different countries and speak approximately 140 languages - with two out of every five residents speaking a language other than English.
Hume Neighbourhood Houses (Hume Houses) are a network of ten community services organisations in the Hume City Council, offering educational, social, recreational and support programs for people of all backgrounds, ages and cultures.
Hume Neighbourhood Houses include; Anglicare Broadmeadows Women’s Community House, Attwood House Community Centre, Banksia Gardens Community Services, Craigieburn Education and Community Centre Inc, Dallas Neighbourhood House, Goonawarra Neighbourhood House, The Homestead Community and Learning Centre, Meadow Heights Learning Shop Inc, Sunbury Neighbourhood House and Tullamarine Community House.
Hume Neighbourhood Houses required a book and video to showcase the recent past of the organisations within the Hume Houses Network, to be presented to the Hume City Council with the aim of reviewing funding. Video was used for internal purposes only.
The research and content was developed by Warren Michael in collaboration with Gina Dougall, and commissioned by Hume Neighbourhood Houses and NorthWest Neighbourhood Houses Network Inc.