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:


Wingham

Community planning is about you and where you live, so if you’re a Wingham local we need your input. In this first phase of the local planning process, we’ll help your community come together to discuss their vision for the future.

Get involved by coming along to a family-friendly think tank session, where everyone (including your children) will be welcomed. These facilitated sessions are a great place for locals to share ideas about what’s important to the Wingham community. RSVPs are not required.

Where:            Wingham Services Club
Session 1:       Monday 16 September, 10am – 12pm
Session 2:       Tuesday 17 September, 6pm – 8pm

If you can’t make it, you can still get involved by completing the short survey below. Hard copies are also available at the Wingham library.

Click here to take the survey

Community Plan Steering Group - Expression of Interest

If you are interested in being involved in the Steering Group to drive this project forward we are currently seeking nominations. Review the Charter(PDF, 132KB) to find out more about what's involved and complete the nomination form before Friday 4 October.

Community Plan Steering Group Expression of Interest



Gloucester

Community planning is about you and where you live, so if you’re a Gloucester local we need your input. In this first phase of the local planning process, we’ll help your community come together to discuss their vision for the future.

Get involved by coming along to a family-friendly think tank session, where everyone (including your children) will be welcomed. These facilitated sessions are a great place for locals to share ideas about what’s important to the Gloucester community. RSVPs are not required.

Where:            Gloucester Council Chambers
Session 1:       Tuesday 24 September, 10am – 12pm
Session 2:       Tuesday 24 September, 6pm – 8pm

If you can’t make it, you can still get involved by completing the short survey below. Hard copies are also available at the Wingham library.

Click here to take the survey

Community Plan Steering Group - Expression of Interest

If you are interested in being involved in the Steering Group to drive this project forward we are currently seeking nominations. Review the Charter(PDF, 132KB) to find out more about what's involved and complete the nomination form before Friday 11 October.

Community Plan Steering Group Expression of Interest 


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

Coomba Community Plan(PDF, 733KB)



Nabiac

Nabiac Community Plan(PDF, 1MB)


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.

Click here to view form.