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Community Development
The Community Resilience team at Council works closely with local community groups, sporting clubs and other service providers. Our work includes projects and activities in the following areas:
  • access and inclusion;
  • transport connections;
  • community planning;
  • community training;
  • administration of Council's grants program;
  • sport and recreation; and
  • community-Council partnership projects.

For more information on each of these areas simply click on the link to the right under 'More in this section'.

Community Development Charter

The Community Development Charter is a set of principles, goals and responsibilities that outlines the way in which Council and community aim to work with one another in Mansfield Shire.

The Charter guides Council’s interaction with community - and communities’ interaction with Council.

It outlines a cooperative approach - and acknowledges the shared roles and responsibilities of both Council and community in planning and working together for our Shire’s future.

Our Principles
These are the principles that underpin the way we work with one another.
  • Inclusiveness and participation
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Collective action
  • Communication
  • Sustainability
  • Learning
Our Goals
We want Mansfield Shire to be a place known for its:
  • Active and involved communities
  • Capable communities
  • Effective two-way communication
  • Shared vision
  • Teamwork
  • Holistic planning
Our Responsibilities
The Charter also notes the responsibilities held by:
  • Council;
  • Community; and
  • All of us!

To read the full Community Development Charter simply follow the link on the right.