Community development

Local government plays an important role in fostering community development.

Councils develop a range of strategies, plans and initiatives to help ensure the prosperity and wellbeing of their communities. Services provided by a council may include:

  • Community grants programs
  • Community engagement through working groups, meetings and committees
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Support for community groups – networking, advice and skills workshops
  • Prevention of violence against women – planning and support programs
  • Aboriginal development and reconciliation support.

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