Draft Community Inclusion Plan

Help us build a stronger community

Council has a key role in promoting and facilitating active community participation and working with other levels of government and community organisations to help reduce disadvantage, strengthen community well-being and celebrate diversity in our community.

In recent years, Council has embarked on a range of community development activities to strengthen the social wellbeing and inclusiveness of our community. In particular, we have supported our youth, people living with a disability, our seniors and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members as well as developing and supporting a strong culture of volunteering.

To better understand and facilitate stronger connections within and across our community, Council has for the first time developed a Draft Community Inclusion Plan (CIP), which sets the parameters for inclusive community development in the Port-Macquarie-Hastings LGA for the next 2 years. The draft CIP can be viewed in the Document Library to the right.

The Draft CIP:

  • focuses on young people, seniors, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, volunteers, those with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • does not exist in isolation but within the context of other plans and strategies at local, regional, state and national levels. Understanding these linkages is key to ensuring that duplication of effort is avoided and partnerships across the full range of communities, businesses and government bodies are developed to maximise the outcomes from limited resources.
  • has drawn on community participation throughout the development process. It was intended that an inclusive community approach to creating this document would contribute to the success of community-led outcomes; bring a balanced approach to projects and programs; and strengthen community partnerships.

Have Your Say on the Draft Community Inclusion Plan

The Community Plan will be available for comment from Monday 25 November 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. During that time, the document can be downloaded from the Document Library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) and copies will be made available at the Wauchope, Laurieton and Port Macquarie libraries and Council Customer Service Centres.

Please share your thoughts with us on the draft CIP by:

  • Completing the online survey below; or
  • Sending an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Posting your response to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Friday 31 January 2020.

All comments will be considered before finalising the Community Inclusion Plan, which will then be presented to the Councillors for endorsement at a Council meeting early in 2020.


Help us build a stronger community

Council has a key role in promoting and facilitating active community participation and working with other levels of government and community organisations to help reduce disadvantage, strengthen community well-being and celebrate diversity in our community.

In recent years, Council has embarked on a range of community development activities to strengthen the social wellbeing and inclusiveness of our community. In particular, we have supported our youth, people living with a disability, our seniors and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members as well as developing and supporting a strong culture of volunteering.

To better understand and facilitate stronger connections within and across our community, Council has for the first time developed a Draft Community Inclusion Plan (CIP), which sets the parameters for inclusive community development in the Port-Macquarie-Hastings LGA for the next 2 years. The draft CIP can be viewed in the Document Library to the right.

The Draft CIP:

  • focuses on young people, seniors, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, volunteers, those with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • does not exist in isolation but within the context of other plans and strategies at local, regional, state and national levels. Understanding these linkages is key to ensuring that duplication of effort is avoided and partnerships across the full range of communities, businesses and government bodies are developed to maximise the outcomes from limited resources.
  • has drawn on community participation throughout the development process. It was intended that an inclusive community approach to creating this document would contribute to the success of community-led outcomes; bring a balanced approach to projects and programs; and strengthen community partnerships.

Have Your Say on the Draft Community Inclusion Plan

The Community Plan will be available for comment from Monday 25 November 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. During that time, the document can be downloaded from the Document Library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) and copies will be made available at the Wauchope, Laurieton and Port Macquarie libraries and Council Customer Service Centres.

Please share your thoughts with us on the draft CIP by:

  • Completing the online survey below; or
  • Sending an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au; or
  • Posting your response to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, PO Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

Your feedback should be received no later than Friday 31 January 2020.

All comments will be considered before finalising the Community Inclusion Plan, which will then be presented to the Councillors for endorsement at a Council meeting early in 2020.


Draft Community Inclusion Plan Submisison

Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 31 January 2020.

Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

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