In 2005, the Strathbogie Shire Council began developing its Community Action Planning program. With funding from the Department of Planning and Community Development three Community Action Groups were formed, quickly expanding to eight groups. We now have groups in Avenel, Euroa, Graytown, Longwood, Nagambie, Ruffy, Strathbogie, and Violet Town.
The goal of the Community Action Planning model is to support communities to create better places to live by encouraging and assisting them to collectively and strategically plan for the future, and to work in partnership to implement local projects. The Community Action Groups conduct community planning sessions from which they develop Community Action Plans. The groups are then the catalysts within the community to implement the plans.
While the program is facilitated by the Council, it is a community-owned, community-driven process. The Community Action Planning Principles are;
For more information about the Community Action Planning program, please contact the Council on 1800 056 993.
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