New resources have been launched to help community sector organisations and local governments work together to build strong, vibrant and successful communities.
Working Effectively with Local Governments: A Guide for Community Sector Organisations (PDF 743KB) and Community Development: A Guide for Local Government Elected Members (PDF 848KB) have been produced to support community development through practical information for councils and community groups.
The guides explain the benefits of establishing and having community development as core business and include examples of collaborative partnerships that are building effective communities in Western Australia.
The Community Development Roundtable, which comprises the Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Local Government Association, Local Government Managers Australia (WA) and the Department of Local Government and Communities, produced the publications.
The roundtable works to facilitate stronger partnerships between State and local government and the community sector in WA.