Local community plans provide a community voice and a first means of contact. They enable local planning to be conducted in partnership with community members and according to their preferences, where possible.
Each community is assisted to develop or review their plan and supported by the City of Greater Bendigo Community Planning Coordinator and other specialists, as required.
City of Greater Bendigo community grants and other services are available to help communities to implement listed actions.
For those who want to become involved in community planning in their local area, the benefits include:
connecting with new people and widening social and professional networks
developing skills and experience while sharing abilities and knowledge with others
strengthening the organisation and helping those involved to achieve their group goals
being an active member of your community, which is also great for health and wellbeing.