Situated 62 kilometres south-east of central Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula, Hastings is Melbourne’s second port. With its picturesque boat harbour and marina, the town attracts tourists and boating enthusiasts from across Melbourne and beyond. It has as a population of 7000 residents, roughly 16 per cent of whom living in public housing.
Our activities in Hastings
Neighbourhood Renewal, a Victorian Government initiative designed to close the gap between disadvantaged and other Victorian communities, commenced in Hastings in 2006. The program brings together the ideas and resources of residents, community groups, local businesses and government to drive meaningful change for the community.
The Brotherhood’s Neighbourhood Renewal Employment and Learning Coordinator works with Hastings residents and local agencies to develop opportunities in education, training and employment.
Through Neighbourhood Renewal, residents have established working groups to examine local school, employment, adult education and early childhood learning issues.
The Brotherhood’s work in association with Hastings Neighbourhood Renewal relies on strong partnerships with local government, agencies and services. The major partners for the program include:
Department of Human Services
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
The Brotherhood of St Laurence thanks all contributing partners involved in the program.
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Hastings Neighbourhood Renewal
Hastings Community Hub
1973 Frankston–Flinders Road
Hastings Vic. 3915
Phone: (03) 5979 2375