Community Development Program
The Community Development Program engages residents and local communities in planning for their future. The program assists community members to work together to:
- Identify needs, issues and opportunities
- Decide on the priority actions or projects
- Establish groups they will work with to achieve agreed goals
Twenty communities have developed their own community plans with the assistance of a community development facilitator. These plans have become one of the most important planning tools, with each community identifying what it needs or requires to meet the challenges of the future.
Towns with community plans are:
Community Coordinators play an important role in the implementation of townships plans. Coordinators recruit residents for specific projects, monitor the progress of priority projects, identify new or emerging issues for their community and pass information to and from the community and the Council. Community Coordinators are nominated by their local community and meet regularly with a Community Facilitator.