Cloncurry Shire Community Plan. Background Report 3: young people's perspective on Cloncurry and the future

Harwood, Sharon (2012) Cloncurry Shire Community Plan. Background Report 3: young people's perspective on Cloncurry and the future. Report. Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning, Cairns, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

What is a Community Plan?

A Community Plan is a planning document that looks at medium and long range community needs and aspirations. It is used to inform all other Council planning processes, including corporate planning, strategic land use planning and infrastructure planning.

The Local Government Act 2009 requires Council to create a Community Plan. There is no specific format or process that a Council must go through to create a Community Plan, each Council develops their own approach to meet the needs of the respective communities.

The Cloncurry Community Plan

The Cloncurry Shire is working with James Cook University (JCU) and the communities within the Shire to develop their Community Plan. This report summarises the findings of the Consultation activities undertaken with the youth of Cloncurry Shire.

Consultation with school students – August 2011:

• Workshopping with every class in the Shire – to determine what the students like about their town and what they think could be done to improve the Shire.

• Students from grades 1 to 7 were asked to draw a picture of the thing(s) that they like most about Cloncurry.

• Students in grade 7 from Cloncurry SS and Dajarra SS were asked to take photographs of the things they liked and the things they thought could be enhanced to make the Shire a better place to live.

• Students from Cloncurry State High School grades 7-12 were asked to complete a short survey : what job would they be doing in 2030, where would they be living, and if not in Cloncurry in 2030 why not.

This report analyses the results of the consultation and concludes with 11 strategies for incorporation in the Community Plan from the students at Dajarra State School and 26 Strategies from the students at both St Josephs and Cloncurry State School and High School. The strategies relate to suggestions for community services, upgrades to infrastructure, economic development and education facilities and services.

Item ID: 34827
Item Type: Report (Report)
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Funders: Cloncurry Shire Council
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 05:42
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