The Community Development team helps people to work together for the common good of the Blue Mountains community.
We have adopted the definition that community development is 'collective activity by communities of interest for the common good'.
This is a widely and internationally acknowledged definition that:
In order for everyone to have an equal opportunity to be involved in collective activity, community development must also address any barriers to their participation, ie: transport, language, health, etc. And so, community development also supports vulnerable people in our community - such as older people, people with a disability, young people, children & families - to improve their wellbeing and ensure that they are included.
The way we would go about community development is to: