Community Development Strategy 2020-2025
Gladstone Regional Council is developing a Community Development Strategy to guide future community development activities in the region. The five year Community Development Strategy will be developed from research and the engagement of stakeholders and the community. It will consider community needs now and into the future. The Strategy will guide the operations of Council in relation to aspects of community development such as social priorities, programs, facilities, networks and partnerships.
During February and March Council sought input from the people of the Gladstone Region, organisations and associations to help guide the development of the Community Development Strategy.
We are now analysing the feedback received from the community.You can check out some of the responses we received below.
Have Your Say Now - Participate Below
Post Card Survey
Council values your input on the development of their Community Development Strategy and have identified nine (9) key areas that may be of interest to different community members.
Click on the areas that interest you below to have your say:
Timeline item 1
10 February 2020
Timeline item 2
February - March 2020
Undertake community consultation activities
Timeline item 3
Analyse and report on consultation feedback
Timeline item 4
Develop draft Community Development Strategy document
Timeline item 5
May - June 2020
Public review and comment period
Timeline item 6
Council approval of final Community Development Strategy and Action Plan
Implementation of Strategy and Action Plan
Community Development Strategy Community Reference Group
As part of our community engagement a Community Reference Panel was assembled to discuss the Community Development Strategy, the priorities, and assist in shaping the final document. With access to experienced staff, the participants will work together to explore and create a vision for community development in the region. Participants will be attending six 2 hour meetings which are scheduled for:
- 3 March (12pm to 2pm) Gladstone
- 18 March (12pm to 2pm) Miriam Vale
- 1 April (12pm to 2pm) Mount Larcom
- 15 April (12pm to 2pm) Boyne Island
- 29 April (12pm to 2pm) Gladstone
- 13 May (12pm to 2pm) Gladstone
Focus group sessions have also been held as opportunities to meet with other interested people to hear about the project, learn about some of the research outcomes so far and contribute ideas about how to strengthen the community.
Three focus group sessions were held in different locations throughout the region:
• Mount Larcom Focus Group, Tuesday, 25 February 10am-noon, Mt Larcom Public Hall
• Boyne Valley Focus Group, Wednesday, 26 February 10am-noon, Boyne Valley Builyan Hall
• Agnes Water Focus Group, Thursday, 27 February 10am-noon, Agnes Water Community Centre (Meeting Room)