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.  

​​​​Social Planning Workshops 2019

Canterbury-Bankstown Council’s 2019 Social Planning Workshops were held on:

  • Day 1 - Tuesday 26 February 2019 at Canterbury League Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore .
  • Day 2 - Wednesday 27 February 2019 at Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

For a summary of the event, please click here

​Social Planning Workshops 2020

Canterbury-Bankstown Council's 2020 Social Planning Workshops were held Day 1 - Tuesday 25 February 2020 at Bankstown Sports Club and Day 2 - Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Canterbury League Club. There was a great turnout with over 160 people attending over the two days discussing a variety of topics including Older People, Youth, People with Disability, Safety and Crime Prevention, Children and Families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD/Diversity and General sector issues. 

An update was provided on the outcomes of the 2019 Social Planning Workshops. Information was presented on the Community Development and Planning Teams Council Action Plans, Library Programs,  Local Networks and the Bankstown City Unity Bank Innovation and Technology Hub.

Watch this space for a summary of discussions.

Social Planning Proccess

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 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.