A social and ecological change network of mutually supporting organisations and groups.

Borderlands Cooperative has been involved in community, social and international development, ecological sustainability, social justice and participatory approaches to research and evaluation since 1997.

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A model of co-operative & sustainable housing …

The Footscray Lions Co-operative Village is currently under construction, and affords a great example of cooperative housing in the City of Maribyrnong. A partnership between the United Housing Co-operative and the Footscray Lions Club . Image: Tandem Design Studio.

Victorian Housing Cooperative, March 2012

It was the purpose of this investigation and report to document that an expanded co-operative housing supply could benefit all income segments, but that especially lower-income households are likely to benefit most from the wider availability of co-operative rental housing, offering a ‘middle-range’ option as a pathway for those aspiring to private ownership as well as a meaningful destination for those notaspiring to reaching this housing option.

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Resources for advocacy, community development & learning …

Visit Borderlands for support with campaigning, advocacy, community development initiatives, program and service evaluation, social impact research and needs analysis … or just to chat about how we can build an inclusive, just and thriving community.

New Community

Quarterly Journal for Social Justice, Sustainability, Community Development and Human Rights

New Community Quarterly – Australia’s only Journal fully devoted to Community Development – is the ‘successor’ of Community Quarterly, which appeared for seventeen years since 1983 and went temporarily into ‘hibernation’ for over two years, early 2000.

We attempt to address issues of importance to local communities and to the people who live in them and invite contributions to any of the four major sections around which the journal is built.

Cooperative Education and Resource Centre

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