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1 - Presentation Slides – Community Planning- Presentation Slides –Peter KenyonDirectorBank of IDEAS(Initiatives for the Development of EnterprisingAction and Strategies)Ph:Fax:web:
2 ‘Community planning is the future of local government’ (Tony Blair, British Prime Minister)
3 Community Planning‘A process where the people (i.e. the community) arrive at group vision, priorities and actions to achieve positive change that will enhance the physical, social and economic well being of the community. It is a dynamic, interactive and participatory process intended to make the quality of life better for all members of the community’.
4 Excited About Community Planning Builds a healthy and connected community by engaging residents in the ‘buinsess of the community’.Reminds us that – ‘the wisdom of locals always exceeds the knowledge of the experts’.Proves as important as the product (i.e. the pplan) – what happens to participants through participation.
5 Basic Community Planning Elements process is owned by the community andusually aided by local government supportand facilitationscope is a ‘whole of community wellbeing’ priorities rather than on one particular issue or projectfocus is both on the needs / deficiencies and assets / strengths of the communitywidespread community input is achieved via arange of participatory initiatives (not just onecommunity meeting)
6 community priorities are identified democratically and through consensusa community plan is provided outliningcommunity values, strategic priorities,tasks, implementation requirements andresourcesplanning is linked to implementation and actiona regular review process occurs toevaluate programs against indicators and update priorities.
7 Critical Community Planning Questions Where are we now?Where do we want to be?How might we get there?Which way is best?How can we ensure arrival?How do we know when wehave got there?
8 Public Participation Spectrum Increasing level of public impactInformConsultInvolveCollaborateEmpower
9 Communities have deficiencies and needsCommunities and it’s citizenshave capacities and assets
10 COMMUNITY NEEDS MAP Unemployment Loss of Community Spirit Illiteracy DysfunctionalFamiliesWelfareDependencyVacantShopsRunDownShoppingCentreBullyingChildAbuseTruancyCrimeMentalHealthGraffitiYouthSuicideAlcoholismDrug AbuseEarlySchool LeaversHomelessness
11 LOCAL INSTITUTIONS & RESOURCES COMMUNITY ASSETS MAPLOCAL INSTITUTIONS & RESOURCESLocalBusinessesSchoolsCOMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONSServiceClubsNeigh -bourhoodHouseGIFTS OF INDIVIDUALOvalsChurchesYoungPeopleArtistsLocalCouncilSeniorCitizensAllResidentsLabelledPeopleSportingTeamsCommunityOrganisationsCommunityStoriesGovernmentAgenciesHospitalLocal Facilities
12 (J. McKnight & J. Kretzmann) ‘Communities have never been built upon their deficiencies. Building community has always depended upon mobilizing the capacities and assets of a people and a place. That is why a map of community assets is necessary if local people are to find the way toward empowerment and renewal.’(J. McKnight & J. Kretzmann)
13 (p 134, The City of Melville: From Bushveld to Expanding Metropolis) ‘In the early 1950’s when the demand for housing became acute the State Housing Commission planned a new suburb in the Melville district to be called Willagee which was the aboriginal name for a lake in the district. The concept was for a population of 6,000 to serve as a dormitory for an area then beginning to become industrialized.’(p 134, The City of Melville: From Bushveld to Expanding Metropolis)
15 WE CAN ASK QUESTIONS IN TWO WAYS– 1. What is wrong with our community?What problems can we fix?What are the needs of our community?What is broken?OR2. What are the strengths and assets of our community?Share a time when you felt our community was at it’s best?What do you value most about our community?What is the essence of our community that makes itunique and strong?
16 In every community something works. Change can be achieved by identifying what works and focusing on doing more of what works.
17 (Adapted fromWho Will Tell the People by William Greider) ‘Creating a positive future begins in human conversation. The simplest and most powerful investment any member of a community or an organization may make in renewal is to begin talking with other people as though the answers mattered’.(Adapted fromWho Will Tell the People by William Greider)
18 ‘In community, conversation is our primary medium for making sense of our world, discovering what we value, sharing knowledge and imaging better futures’.
19 BUSINESSRETENTION &EXPANSION (BR&E)Visitation Program
20 The Business Retention and Expansion Program is a community sponsored initiative which involves the formation of a local Taskforce and use of a structured interview process by community volunteers to learn about the needs, concerns, suggestions and perceptions of local businesses.
21 The Derby Revitalisation Project - Community Action Plan -
22 The DRP commenced in 2004 with the following aims- preserve and build upon what is special and unique about Derby;increase the levels of civic participation, local pride, community ownership and confidence;diversify the economic potential and local employment base of the communityfoster local entrepreneurialism and new business life;build the capacity and leadership skills of local people, especially young people and indigenous people;develop new economic, employment and social opportunities for young people; andretain residents and attract new people to the community.
23 Consultation Process resident surveys business surveys individual consultations14 community focus groupsCommunity Opportunity Workshop (C.O.W)14 focus groups with Aboriginal groups andassociations3 day youth consultation programwomen’s focus group activitiesspecial focus workshops
24 Key Community Assets image / identity location people factor business infrastructureheritage assetstourist assets
26 Critical Development Challenges AttitudesTourismEconomicSocialEducation
27 Social Development Challenges population mobilityinsufficient childcare facilitiesalcohol / drug abuse issueslitter / dog controlhousing / land availabilitypoor standard of housing stocklimited NGO presence - no Anglicare,PCYC, YMCA etc.limited financial baselimited community participation
28 no service clubsintra community communicationsfamily (domestic) violenceunderage drinking / smokingstreet drinkinghigh youth suicide rates (Kimberleyrate is four times above stateaverage)lack of youth engagementparental accountability
29 Education Challenges negative school perceptions of education standardslack of upper school optionslimited range of post secondaryoptionschallenge of completing years 11and 12 by distance educationhigh truancy rates
30 Windows of Opportunities ‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’(Milton Berle)
31 Tourism opportunities Economic developmentopportunitiesFishing industryMining industryYouth initiativesCommunity development issuesCultural development opportunitiesLeadership / Capacity Building
32 Five Priority Community Strategy Areas Community Building StrategiesCultural and Heritage Enhancement StrategiesLocal Economic and Employment Development StrategiesTourism Development StrategiesYouth Development Strategies
33 Tips for Maintaining Community Interest and Involvement Keeping the outside community informed & supportedKeeping the wider community involvedKeeping members / active participants involved
34 Keeping Members/Active Participants Involved and Informed Frequent telephone callsMeetings at convenient timesCreation of a newsletterUser friendly minutesRegular acknowledgment of individual andgroup contributions (e.g. comments at publicmeetings, over radio and within newspaperarticles, awards etc)Regular and fun times to celebrateachievements (have a celebrationcoordinator as a committee position)
35 Keeping the Wider Community Informed and Supportive Regular news column in a local newspaper(s)Regular distribution of press releasesUse of any media opportunity to highlight initiativesUse of radio talkback programmesAddresses to schools, services clubs, churches andother organisationsRegular community consultation and feedbacksessionsFrequent publication of 'user friendly' reports,brochures, flyers, postersPublic acknowledgment of sponsorship and support(eg, quarterly newspaper acknowledgment ad,acknowledgment on brochures and documents etc)
36 Keeping the Outside Community Informed and Supportive Identification of champions (politicians, civic leaders, sportspeople, prominent ex-residents) willing to regularly 'blow thetrumpet'A regular mail out to a targeted mailing list (including annualand user friendly progress statementRegular media exposure (radio, television, newspapers,journals)Participation in regional and national forums and networksBriefing/lobbying trips to state and national capitalsGetting to know key political, bureaucratic and industryinfluential people on a personal levelFinding reasons for influential people to visit, ‘Declaresomething open', socialise with members etcSponsorship of community members to attend regional andnational conferences, workshops and training eventsGenerous acknowledgment of outside support
38 Benefits of Community Planning Identification of community vision, directions and prioritiesEnhanced community ownership and shared responsibilityEnhanced community confidence and resilienceLinkage between planning and action
39 Linking of local community plans with Council plans Increased knowledge, understanding and skills by local residentsDevelopment of local leaders / community buildersIncreased sense of belonging and levels of social capitalStronger network development within, and across communities.
40 Key Success Factors in Community Planning Broad based and inclusive community participationFocus on both discovering needs/requirements and assets/capacitiesCommitment of resources for the processUse of skilled external facilitator
41 Use of a wide range of planning methodologies Commitment by Council (including Councillors and staff) to the process and resident empowermentAdequate resourcing of the processIdentification of short, medium and long term goals and actionsLinkage of planning with implementationActive maintenance of community interest and involvement.
42 ‘Big things happen when A lot of people do small things differently’ (John Theobald)
43 ‘Great communities don’t just happen ‘Great communities don’t just happen! – they are created, nurtured and sustained by caring and involved residents’.(Peter Kenyon)
44 Peter Kenyon firstname.lastname@example.org www.bankofideas.com.au Contact DetailsPeter KenyonPh: Fax:14 Bird Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076for copy of presentation:Website for bookshop & newsletter mailing list: