Gympie Regional Council Community Development Strategy

Summary

Client: Gympie Regional Council

Services: Community

Consultants: Phillip Gray

Location: 2 Caledonian Hill, Gympie Queensland 4570, Australia

Completion: August 19, 2016

Synopsis

The Strategy was to provide a clear outline for future Community Development for Council.

The strategy was to:

  • Set the strategic direction for community development
  • Identify key themes and areas
  • Involved consultation with key community stakeholders
  • Identified emerging trends and issues linked to Community Development for Council
  • Outline initiatives and activities for the region
  • Align Community Development activities with Council’s strategic direction and existing policies and procedures.

 

The purpose of the Community Development Strategy was to assist in ensuring the Gympie Region:

  • Is a community that is accountable, consistent, appreciative, communicative and respectful
  • Is an inclusive, involved and engaged community
  • Empowers individuals and groups
  • Has increased social cohesion and positive relationships

Has responsive service delivery and policy based on community identified needs and solutions.

Features

Preparation of the Community Development Strategy was prepared in four phases involving the following tasks:

PHASE 1: PROJECT CLARIFICATION

Project Clarification Meeting

PHASE 2: ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT & FUTURE NEEDS

Officer Interviews

Key Stakeholder Interviews

Demographic Analysis

Community Infrastructure Audit

Organisation Surveys

Community Survey

Gap Analysis Report

Presentation of Report

PHASE 3: DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS

Community Development Trends

Stakeholder Workshops

Analysis of Ideas and Actions

PHASE 4: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Preliminary Draft Plan

Briefing

Stakeholder Consultation

Final Report