Wyndham's Building Blocks Community Leadership Program has been operating since 2014 and describes the implementation of objectives from both Wyndham City Plan and Wyndham 2040 to provide an opportunity for eligible community members to build and strengthen their capacity in community leadership and participation.  This program aims to support the contribution of individuals towards Wyndham as a diverse, active and well supported and connected community with high participation in local and municipal community life.

Wyndham's Building Blocks program is a FREE fully subsidized program for people who live, work, study, volunteer or play in Wyndham and who are interested in working collaboratively with others to develop and strengthen their community leadership and participation skills.

Program participation, unless otherwise noted, is for Wyndham people over 16 years, who wish to develop their leadership capacity and/or are a new and emerging leader. Please note that eligibility criteria and a selection process will apply.

Who is a community leader?

A community leader is a community member who mobilises and empowers others to make positive change within the Wyndham community through tangible actions with demonstrable community benefits.

The Building Blocks Community Leadership program’s objectives are:

  1. To provide participants with improved leadership skills and competencies, and a better understanding of civic participation and government.
  2. To ensure community capacity is built by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills and confidence to be applied.
  3. To contribute to a sustainable leadership framework that is inclusive, accessible and meets the needs of our diverse community.
  4. To deliver an enhanced community sector, through new community led initiatives and events and strengthened community organisations which serve residents of Wyndham.

Building Block’s Programs operate for 15 weeks twice a year in semester 1 and semester 3 with applications opening December/January and April/May for the program commencing the following semester. An application form/program brochure will be made available on Wyndham City website, Wyndham Civic Centre, local libraries and community centres. Applications close 4 weeks prior to program commencement with successful applicants being notified by email and/or phone.

Building Blocks Community Leadership Programs have been run so far:





Positively Aging over 50


Tarneit Neighbourhood


Women from New and Emerging Communities


Men’s Health Champions



Emergency Ready Communities


Environment & Sustainability


Get Wyndham Moving Active Transport


Sport, Recreation & Leisure


Truganina Neighbourhood



Generalist @ Saltwater


Council Caretaker period - no programs



Learning Communities


Rural Communities


Werribee City Centre


Supporting Middle Aged (8-12 year old) Children



Parks & Open Space


Arts & Culture



Green Living in Wyndham


Point Cook Neighbourhood


2020 No Programs due to COVID  
2021 Activate your Community Renewing Wyndham  


Activate your Community Renewing Wyndham


2022 Resilient Wyndham Stronger Together 20

Hear some amazing stories from previous participants and the contributions they have made to the community. Visit Building Blocks Program videos on YouTube.

The next Building Blocks Program will commence in March 2023 and has a Reconciliation theme. 

Participants can expect an immersive experience that will embrace First Nation's practices and a deeper understanding of culture.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members are encouraged to apply.

For details visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/building-blocks-reconciliation-….

If you would like any further details on Building Blocks or the upcoming program, contact Wyndham City on 1300 023 411 or email buildingblocks@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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