Pittwater Social Plan 2012-2016
Pittwater Council is embarking on the development of a new Social Plan 2012 - 2016. The social planning process will aim to enhance the liveability, strengthen connections and facilitate participation across the Pittwater community.
The intent of a Social Plan is to describe the local community at a particular point in time, whilst summarising key social needs and priority areas. The social plan will seek to identify opportunities for action, collaboration and partnerships to meet the needs of the community. It aims to follow trends, monitor the social environment and understand the community to better allocate resources where most needed.
Why is the Social Plan Important?
A Social Plan provides the community with an important resource, often used to strengthen funding applications by local community providers to State or Federal Governments. It is also often utilised by Government Departments when allocating local and regional resources.
The Social Plan will consist of the following elements:-
- Community demographic analysis
- Priority areas identified by the community
- A suite of discussion papers
- Actions identified through the Delivery Program and Budget
- Annual reporting
- Emerging issues papers
It is envisaged this document will be predominantly available and easily accessible online.
Have Your Say
Pittwater Council will be offering a variety of ways for you to get involved and have your say in relation to the development of the new Social Plan. Methods of consultation will include:-
- Targeted interviews with service providers and target groups
- Informal consultation carried out via general work practices of the Social Planning Team
- Focus groups with target groups
- Online surveys
- Youth Forum
- Youth consultations at schools
- Councils website
Have your say by completing one of the following short online surveys or submit your comment:-