Mary Hogarth

“Having broad experience in community development work spanning almost twenty years, I recognise the vital role of community connectedness in developing strong communities, hand-in-hand with empowerment, gained through sharing knowledge and skills and participation in grass roots local action and decision-making.
In 2017 I assisted Kyneton community groups and residents to form a reference group that succeeded in retaining the former Kyneton Primary School precinct in public ownership. Subsequently I was pleased to be involved in a steering group to develop the Constitution for the Kyneton & District Town Square Co-operative (KDTS Co-op), that was formed in 2018.
The historic primary school precinct, adjoining the Mechanics Institute Reserve, provides an outstanding opportunity to develop a vibrant town centre. The vision for the site developed in partnership with the community and progressed through the KDTS Co-op will enable the establishment of an innovative resource for the advancement of community now and into the future.
Moreover, the KDTS Co-op, with its history, informed vision and business plans, is well placed to manage the former primary school site given its sole purpose of managing and developing the precinct for the benefit of the whole of Kyneton and district community. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the realisation of the community’s vision as a member of the Co-op Reference Panel.”


Mary Hogarth


36 Bowen Street

Kyneton Vic 3444



Training & Professional Development

2019 Mediation Training – meeting the requirements of national accreditation Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

NDIS Worker Orientation Module

2018 Performance Management and Courageous Conversations Jobs Australia

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Intelligent Training Solutions

2017 Introduction to Privacy in the Victorian Public Sector e-module

Health Records Act e-module

Managing Conflict Jobs Australia

2016 Provide First Aid (Level 2)

Assisting with Medication module

2015 Events & Volunteer Management Workshop

2014 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program

2011 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Continuing Education Bendigo

2009 Diploma of Community Services Management

Bendigo Regional Institute of Technology

1997 Diploma of Business, Community Services & Health Management Bendigo Regional Institute of Technology

1981 Associate Diploma in Welfare Studies

Phillip Institute of Technology

Professional Employment

July 2018 – Current Individualised Support Worker

Distinctive Options, Kyneton Outreach

  • Provide support to clients with a disability, to achieve their personal goals and live more independently

Feb 2016 – July 2018 Community Support Worker

Anglicare Victoria, Kyneton Disability Support Service

  • Provide support and assistance to adults with disability living independently in the community in their own home or a group home

Nov 2003 – 2019 Centre Manager – part time

Kyneton Community House

(formerly Kyneton Community & Learning Centre Inc)

  • Manage Centre operations and resources
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Support the Board of Management and Centre governance
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Budget preparation, financial monitoring and reporting
  • Assist with developing strategic and business plans
  • Plan and implement community programs and activities
  • Risk Management, OH&S requirements
  • Oversee the Marketing & Communications plan
  • Source funding and prepare submissions
  • Manage internal & external accountability requirements
  • Participate in relevant networks, develop and maintain key partnerships
  • Project Management including:

Learning in Community, and Leadership & Events Training Skills Projects (State funded – Youth Engage!)

Kyneton Community Lunch – establishment

Public Internet Access Project

DEEWR Nation Building Capital Works Project

DPCD Information Communication Technology Project

ACFE, Business Capacity – Community Consultation Project

Quality Pre-accredited Training Network

May 2013 – Sept 2013 Interim Co-ordinator – Part time

Romsey Community House

  • Program development
  • Assist Committee of Management and Volunteers with governance and operational matters
  • Provide guidance and support with funding contracts, submissions, compliance and policy and procedure

January 2012–Mar 2013 Project Co-ordinator – Part time

No-one Left Behind – Community Safety Project

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

  • 14-month community development project funded through the Dept Planning & Community Development Fire Ready Grants set up to build community resilience and preparedness for emergency events
  • Conducted a broad-based community consultation
  • Provided training for residents of Trentham to complete fire and emergency plans.
  • Provide guidelines for setting up telephone trees to connect and provide an additional warning system
  • Produced/distributed a seasonal fire preparedness resource

July 2009 – Dec 2011 Relief Manager/Service Co-ordinator – Part time Aveo Retirement Village, Sunbury & Tarneit

  • Weekend facilities management
  • Liaison and resident support
  • Emergency management
  • On-call 24 hr First Aid response

Other positions held

3 years Neighbourhood House Program Co-ordinator, KCH

5 years Occasional Child Care Co-ordinator, KCH

1 year Teacher – delivery of living skills for people with intellectual disability, Broadmeadows TAFE

2 years Family Group Home Worker – Glastonbury Children’s Services

3 years Community Residential Worker– Norwood Association (mental health service)

Further information

Driver’s License Current

ICT Skills Proficient MS Office suite and web-based applications

Working With Children Check Current

Criminal Records Check Current


Available on request