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Community Development Strategy Themes

Our Community Development Strategy

Through Renmark Paringa Council’s Community Development Strategy the service areas of Community Services, Communication and Community Engagement, Library and Chaffey Community Centre. Driving Community Development will:

  • Respond to Community Health and Well Being Priorities highlighted in the Council Community Plan;
  • Set clear directions as to how these priorities will be achieved
  • Set clear directions as to how these priorities will be achieved
  • Strive to achieve Community Development Outcomes.

Renmark Paringa Council has a vision for a community “Committed to a sustainable future – through innovation, engagement and sustainably growing the community and business”. This strategy supports that vision and the commitments expressed in the Community Plan.

What is Community Development?

Community Development is not just the delivery of community services, it is about achieving and exceeding agreed community development outcomes. Community development is a process enabling communities to develop active, sustainable and supportive environments in which people live and work.

Community Development as a philosophy is concerned with taking the journey from private concern (in the community) to a public action (with the community).

Through active participation, Community Development encourages and supports the identification and overcoming of barriers that prevent community members from participating in changing the issues that affect their lives.

Purpose

The aim of Renmark Paringa Council’s Community Development Strategy is to look at what Council can support by;

  • Advocating, developing or leveraging partnerships, promoting or exploring opportunities to advance community development
  • Creating a connected and socially inclusive community
  • Supporting and socially inclusive community
  • Supporting people to lead healthy, meaningful lives
  • Providing activated and vibrant spaces
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