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ValueLab Spaces is a project of ValueLab.Co, a social impact corporation that exists to optimise human potential by creating sustainable, innovative environments that foster economic resilience, social impact, holistic education and cultural richness.

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Social Impact Partners

ValueLab Spaces is proud to support these charities and social enterprises that align with our purpose of providing solutions and spaces that align with the emergent needs of our communities and environment.


We proudly support Variety Sunshine Coaches, a project of Variety the Children's Charity that shares our vision of inclusivity and accessibility in local communities.

Variety Sunshine Coaches play a vital role in Variety's mission to support children with physical disabilities, regional limitations, or social disadvantages. In a recent Children and Young People's Disability Australia (CYDA) survey, it was reported that 70% of children with a disability are excluded from events and activities.


Variety Sunshine Coaches provide much-needed transport that allows children to connect with their communities, engage in programs, and enjoy various activities that they might not have access to otherwise. These coaches can be equipped with wheelchair modifications, ensuring that all children can participate in excursions and extra-curricular activities together, promoting inclusivity and creating memorable experiences.

In 2023, Variety presented three Variety Sunshine Coaches across Victoria, to the Latrobe Special Developmental School in Traralgon, Hamlyn Views School in Geelong, and Skene Street Specialist School in Stawell.


ValueLab Spaces has set a target of donating one Sunshine Coach every year. Each time you utilise our spaces, you're helping provide transportation solutions for children facing physical disabilities and social disadvantages. 


We partner exclusively with Meals With Impact as our caterer of choice. Meals With Impact goes beyond serving delicious cuisine; they're on a mission to address systemic barriers and empower women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.


By supporting Meals With Impact, we're not only providing our clients with exceptional catering but also contributing to a meaningful cause.

Together, we're helping create employment opportunities and celebrate the rich cultural heritage these women bring to the table. It's about more than just meals; it's about fostering community, empowerment, and positive social change.



ValueLab Collective invites local communities to participate in evidence-based learnings and practices that best prepares organisations and individuals for an age of rapid change and disruption.

ValueLab Spaces will be providing the spaces for after-school programs such as Auslan and conflict resolution classes, with space for parents to join in or work onsite, as well as executive and professional development workshops on inclusive work environments and flexible work policies.

Meet The Team


 Michelle Barnett
Communications Director

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Michelle is an approachable and respected senior marketing and communications specialist with expertise in media and publicity and broad experience across the hospitality, disability and small business sectors. Michelle builds relationships with stakeholders to understand the business and target audience, working relentlessly to find new and innovative ways to promote brands and campaigns. Strong critical thinking skills help develop innovative yet practical communications strategies, while organisational and project management skills ensure delivery.


Jamie Newton
Venue Manager

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Jamie has a background in operations, supply chain and logistics and an interest in having a positive impact on people and organisations. Experienced in the management of staff and volunteers, domestic and international freight, procurement, stakeholder management, facilitation and training of staff, and general logistics management and advice, Jamie is integral in helping make sense of and executing the logistics required to deliver programs.

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