Community Strengthening Project

The Community Strengthening Project

A powerful catalyst for change is when a community comes together and discovers what it cares about the most.

Indigo Shire Council's Community Strengthening Project which operated from 2009-12 was based on this principle - that people willingly support what they create. This project hands power to the people to create and implement their own ideas for developing a more cohesive and connected community. This takes the form of many conversations over several months culminating in a written Community Plan based on their ideas, which they implement as they choose in partnership with Council and other supporting agencies.

The project has been developed with significant State Government funding for community strengthening and bushfire recovery purposes.

The Community Development Team

Following the conclusion of the Community Strengthening Project in mid-2012, Council has established a Community Development Team to support communities driven projects.  This team covers a wide-range of portfolios including Youth, Recreation, Early Years and Arts/Culture.

For more information or to become involved please contact either Chris or the Community Development Team via local call 1300 365 003 or via the email address below.

The Projects

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Community Strengthening activities in Allans and Osbornes Flats
Community Strengthening activities in Barnawartha
Community Strengthening activities in Beechworth
Community Strengthening activities in Bruarong
Chiltern was one of the first communities to engage in the Community Strengthening Project, with the Chiltern Community Planning Day held on Sunday 31 January 2010 and the Chiltern Community Plan rolling out soon after.
Community Strengthening activities in the Indigo Valley
Community Strengthening activities in Kergunyah
Community Strengthening updates for the towns of Kiewa and Tangambalanga
Community Strengthening activities in Rutherglen
Community Strengthening activities in Sandy Creek
Community Strengthening activities in Stanley
Community Strengthening activities in Wahgunyah
Community Strengthening activities currently happening in Wooragee
Community Strengthening activities in Yackandandah

 

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