Local Community Planning
Local people are the experts when it comes to their own communities, which is why local planning at a grass-roots level is so effective.
It’s a process that sees local residents come together to explore what’s important for the future of their community, to set out what projects and initiatives they want to see come to life, and to develop a plan that sets priorities for progress.
While the plan is owned and driven by the local community, we lend our support and guidance through the development process. Once in place, community plans help us understand your local priorities, and can support funding applications for specific projects.
We value our unique, diverse and culturally rich communities. Local community planning is part of our commitment to supporting communities to retain and celebrate their unique identities. Find out more about our approach to local community planning, the planning process and roles and responsibilities by reading our Local Community Planning Framework(PDF, 734KB).
Right now, local community planning is taking place in:
Community planning is about you and where you live, so thank you Wingham locals for your input when you attended a think tank session, or completed the survey, to share your vision for the future. Information from the two think tank sessions, and the survey responses, will be collated and shared with the Steering Group once it is established.
Expressions of Interest for the Steering Group closed on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Given the level of interest, the recommendation to convene a selection panel was carried at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 27 November. Once the panel completes the review and selection process, successful applicants will be notified and an initial training session will be undertaken.
Please check back here soon where we will provide details of your new Steering Group once it is in place.
Community planning is about you and where you live, so thank you Gloucester locals for your input when you attended a think tank session, or completed the survey, to share your vision for the future. Information from the two think tank sessions, and the survey responses, has been collated and shared with the Steering Group which has now been established.
An initial training session with Steering Group members was held in Gloucester on 11 December. The group will progress the plan in the new year.
Please check back here soon where we will provide details of your new Steering Group.
Local community plans are already in place in:
Coolongolook, Wang Wauk and Wallingat Rivers Catchment
Coolongolook, Wang Wauk and Wallingat Rivers Catchment Community Plan(PDF, 670KB)
Coomba Community Plan(PDF, 733KB)
Nabiac Community Plan(PDF, 1MB)
Wootton Community Plan 2017-2021(PDF, 699KB)
How can my community get involved?
Some of our 196 towns and villages already have community plans in place, some are currently in the development phase, and others are yet to start.
If you’d like to see the community planning process considered for where you live, tell us by choosing a location from the list below. This information will be used to gauge the level of interest in each community, helping us to understand where to focus our efforts in the future.
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