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 will be held on:

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

Social Planning is a process for building community well-being.

Come along to meet new community stakeholders, find opportunities for collaboration, receive updates from Council and voice your concerns for our local community.

Outcomes from these workshops will then inform the priorities for Council’s Community Grants Program.

A complete program will be released closer to the day, we hope you are able to join us over 2 days to assist in making a positive impact on our community.

Register to attend the 2019 Social Planning Workshops Here

​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.