Community development


A view from middle Australia: perceptions of arts, culture and creativity

Drawing on conversations with eight focus groups in February 2020, with middle-aged, middle income swing voters from suburban and regional Australia, this research finds that middle Australians have clear views about the value and opportunities that arts and culture create for them, for their families...
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Community resilience: is empathy possible in an online world?

With crisis management, disruptions to a sense of belonging and rising digital dependency, Sally Hussey asks whether empathy is possible in an online world.

Planning for welcoming and inclusive communities: guidelines for regional growth

Regional migration can stimulate economic growth and revitalise communities, while offering new migrants opportunities to integrate into Australian society. These guidelines are designed to help regional and remote communitiess — in partnership with service providers, development authorities and the three tiers of government — to...

Engaged communities: How community-led development can increase civic participation

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy, and civic participation. This report focuses on how local government can support different types of community.

Dja Dja Wurrung Country Plan 2014 - 2034

This Country Plan (the Plan) is about reaffirming the Dja Dja Wurrung peoples' aspirations and describing the future of the Traditional Owners of Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly community-led governance lessons learned

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), in partnership with the Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA), engaged Burns Aldis to give a brief outline of the background to the Murdi Paaki model for community-led governance. The resource presents a summary of the lessons learned in the...

NPY Women's Council Strategic Plan 2019 - 2023

This strategic plan informs and guides The NPY Women's Council's priorities, actions and operational planning for the next five years.
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Northern Australia Indigenous Development Accord

The Northern Australia Indigenous Development Accord is an intergovernmental agreement focused on progressing Indigenous economic development in northern Australia.

Where are the safe places? Safety mapping with Town Campers in Alice Springs

The purpose of this report is to relay the views of the participants about the safety issues on their Town Camps and what is needed to improve Town Camp safety to stakeholders, including participants, community centre staff, and Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation (TCAC).

Northern Land Council: corporate plan 2019/2020 to 2022/23

The purpose of the plan is to provide information about the significant activities which the Northern Land Council (NLC) will undertake over a period of four years, 2019/20 to 2022/23.