Strategic plan 2020-25

ECLC Strategic Plan formally extended to 2025

ECLC’s Board has reviewed the Strategic Plan 2020-23 and noted that, overall, the plan is still highly relevant and fit-for-purpose.
As such, the Board has formally extended ECLC’s Strategic Plan to 2025.

Although ECLC’s Communication team will update minor changes to online information, in the interest of reducing waste, the extended plan will not be formally reprinted, with previous copies remaining.

The only significant inclusion that will be made to the plan is an additional Priority Community – People affected by Climate Change impacts – ‘Climate Justice’. This incorporates all community members who are directly affected by Climate Change events, and those at-risk of these adverse events. In line with ECLC’s work with other Priority Communities, activities will occur across the prevention continuum.


For 45 years, Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has been working with communities across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to resolve legal problems, advocate for people’s rights, improve the legal justice system, and alleviate socio-economic disadvantage.

ECLC is committed to providing legal services that are needed by the broader community through providing a skilled multidisciplinary workforce of staff and volunteers which include advocates, community lawyers, financial counsellors, intake specialists, paralegals, social workers and program, management and policy professionals.

ECLC knows that there is greater economy and benefit to communities when support services work together so it collaborates with health, community and government services to ensure an integrated and the right response to its community members. ECLC also develops and delivers innovative projects with diverse partners to educate and empower communities so that legal problems can be prevented.

ECLC’s Board develops a strategic plan which helps ECLC to look a few years ahead by setting overall goals and a plan for achieving them.

The Strategic Plan 2020-25 has eight strategies that focus on development, organisational growth and financial and risk management:

  • Making service pathways easier to find and use
  • Evaluating services
  • A strong financial strategy
  • Fit-for-purpose facilities and technology
  • Promoting multidisciplinary and integrated practice
  • Uniting with others who advocate for justice
  • Investing in staff and volunteers
  • Investing in leadership

Download a PDF of the plan.



Page updated September 28, 2023
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