Community Development Framework

In 2012 at the November Ordinary Council Meeting, Council adopted the Community Development Framework.

Community development aims to increase social capital by enhancing Council's social, economic and environmental activities and services to better meet with the needs of the community.

Community development principles are premised on the basis that we can positively shape our future through connected community-driven efforts and shared responsibility between individuals, organisations, businesses and all levels of government.

Building resilient communities requires initiatives that benefit the community for the long term, equipping them for future challenges. It is a development approach that blends ‘bottom up' community-driven change, with ‘top down' resourcing, facilitation and coordination by local government.

A copy of the Community Development Framework is available from the link below.