Wyndham residents are being encouraged to share their opinions on Council’s Draft Wyndham Learning Community Strategy.

The draft strategy was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.

Wyndham City’s Learning City portfolio holder, Cr Josh Gilligan, said the draft strategy would be used to focus Council’s efforts towards improving the educations outcomes for all Wyndham residents.

“This draft strategy outlines a strong commitment to ensuring the benefits of learning available to all Wyndham residents,” Cr Gilligan said.

“This Strategy promotes the vision that Wyndham City will be a city of opportunity, recognised for its diverse, high‐quality centres of learning, its libraries and knowledge hubs and its varied and plentiful employment.”

“It outlines a commitment to working innovatively with partners and community to ensure Wyndham is a place of opportunity for learning, working, investing and succeeding, which builds a vibrant and sustainable city where all residents have access to opportunities.”

“It also promotes a number of ways in which community members can utilise their skills, knowledge and passion to build stronger communities, including through the Building Blocks programs, and new leadership mentoring opportunities for alumni that builds the confidence of people, including young people, as they explore their leadership potential.”

“A highlight of this draft strategy, which will build on the achievements of the 2014-17 strategy, is the inclusion of an ambitious goal for transitioning Wyndham into being recognised as a UNESCO Learning City. If this is achieved, Wyndham would become only the second City in Australia to achieve this status and it would open up our communities to many opportunities to share knowledge and experience with other leading cities throughout the world.”

The Draft Wyndham Learning Community Strategy 2018-2023 is open for community consultation until Thursday 29th November, 2018. Copies of the draft strategy are available at all Wyndham City Library branches and by visiting Council’s community engagement website, the LOOP.

For more information visit https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au/.

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