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The Community Investment Committee (CIC) is a local collaborative group bringing together key stakeholders to create and strengthen pathways that intentionally support young people into meaningful jobs, now and into the future.

The CIC works in partnership with the local community and aims to harness community investment and expertise, adding value and strengthening existing efforts through a more coordinated and intentional focus to youth employment across the south-west.

The CIC brings together the representatives from the key sectors in youth employment pathways, including:

– Employers and industry

– Education and training

– Employment service providers

– Local councils and community organisations to collaborate with each other and state and federal governments.

Members of the CIC actively:

Align investments and employment pathways for young people within their community

Drive solutions based on community priorities based on a south-west specific Youth Employment Action Plan

Create and strengthen local strategies and solutions that have national reach



The CIC forms a crucial local structure of the National Youth Employment Body (NYEB), which aims to align local and national investments in employment, industry, education and training, to inform and strengthen a coordinated, multi-sectoral response to youth unemployment.

Members come together to actively contribute to drive change through:

Sharing their knowledge and information on the local labour market

– Identifying opportunities and barriers specific to young people

– Understanding how to harness key systemic opportunities and address gaps

“As a result of its diverse industry experience, the Warrnambool Moyne Community Investment Committee is able to create effective action plans based on their collective knowledge and expertise. It’s no surprise at the close of each meeting you leave energised by the people around you and enthusiastic for the steps ahead supporting capacity building, youth led conversations and pathways to sustainable employment.”

– Angela Hewett

“Without doubt, the CIC is one of the most fulfilling committees with whom I have been involved. The CIC is professionally managed and run but friendly and supportive of its members. It is innovative, flexible and committed to outcomes that are relevant to young people, but built on the broad experience of the CIC members.”

– Jim Burrell

“The Community Investment Committee (CIC) has been a great space for business leaders to engage with youth of the region to understand how we can collaborate with them to set them up for career success. We are all fortunate enough to learn from our local youth to ensure we are offering contemporary and relevant work spaces for them to thrive. The flow on effects of this benefit the community as a whole.”

– Renee Anyon

Acknowledgement of country

The CIC acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians, and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We live and work on Gunditjmara land.

Child and Young Person Safety

The CIC is committed to being a child and young person safe organisation and has zero tolerance for abuse in any form, especially towards young people. All Staff have a collective responsibility to act in the best interests of any children they are in contact with to make sure they are kept safe from harm – physically, emotionally, and culturally. It subscribes to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and applies these to our work with any young person.

Celebrating Diversity

The CIC is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the workplace. It welcomes and advocates for all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.