Community Delivery Program

Procedure 2.11.1 Version 1
Adopted 23 November 2009

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Introduction

Background

The Kempsey Shire Council Community Delivery Program 2010-15 has been developed in accordance with the Local Government (General) Amendment Community and Social Plans) Regulation 1998. In line with these regulations, Local Government is required to develop a community plan every five years, with an underlying emphasis on ensuring that the social justice principles of equity, access, participation and rights are a reality for all residents of the Shire.

Aim

The Program aims to recognise and build on the many existing Council efforts to promote the well being of their community members and effectively meeting their needs through social planning. The Program outlines the strategic direction Council will take over the next five (5) years to address the key social challenges, opportunities and aspirations of the Macleay Valley.

This program:

  • Outlines the composition of the Macleay Valley community
  • Identifies local community assets and opportunities
  • Examines seven mandatory target groups
  • Identifies key social challenges and opportunities
  • Outlines objectives for Council to work towards that address the whole community as a way of encouraging a socially inclusive community

Acknowledgement

Council would like to acknowledge the contribution of all residents and service providers who agreed to participate in the focus groups, interviews, provided written submissions and/or attended the community meetings.

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