Social planning

Social planning
Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation. Social Planning canterbury bankstown Social planning takes place in three key stages; a needs assessment, policy development, and planning and policy implementation.  

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​Our social planning process at Council consists of three related activities:

1. Need Assessment

This includes the production of Demographic and Social Profiles and the regular provision of reports and information to us on emerging needs and opportunities.

2. Policy Development

Our social policy documents outline our objectives and broad strategies in each of the following policy areas: Aged, Youth, Disability, Multiculturalism and Community Development. The Branch also reports to Council on emerging issues and drafts policy advice on specific matters of concern to the community and Council. New policy areas are also developed in emerging areas like community protection and community information.

3. ​Planning and Policy Implementation

Strategic plans are developed and implemented in consultation with Community Advisory Committees (currently on hold until 2017) to enhance program performance and ensure the relevance of strategies to the community. Community Development staff also support community and corporate programs which impact on our social policy objectives, for example ​Community management, the Community Grants and Event Sponsorship Program and social impact assessment.

Social Planning Workshops 2018

Canterbury-Bankstown Council’s 2018 Social Planning Workshops were held:

  • Day 1 - Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.
  • Day 2 - Thursday, 1 March 2018 at Canterbury Leagues Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore.

There was a great turn out with 163 people attending to discuss a variety of topics including, Older People, Youth, People with a Disability, Safety, Children and Families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD/Newly Arrived/Refugees and General sector issues. 

Information was presented in relation to 2018 Grant Programs and Volunteering Programs, as well as the Community Strategic Plan.

The Mayor gave an update on the Council amalgamation and participants had an opportunity to raise their questions and concerns about the future of the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

2018 Social Planning Workshops ​Report​​​