Community Development

Council recognises that the future prosperity of the Northern Midlands depends largely on the community's ability to meet its own needs by working cooperatively with and across communities and organisations. Council views its role as one of developing partnerships and facilitating cooperation between governments, business and the community on a diverse range of issues.

Council's Role

Community development blends "bottom up" community-driven change, with "top down" Council resourcing and facilitation.

Council's role includes:

  • Facilitating and supporting community initiatives;
  • Developing partnerships with other organisations to improve opportunities for community participation and improved service delivery;
  • Promoting community awareness of, and participation in, local social, recreational and cultural activities and services;
  • Provision of funding for community projects and events through Council's annual Community Minor Capital Works Grants Program and the Major Festivals, Events and Promotions Grants Program;
  • Identifying external funding programs and making applications for funding of community projects and/or assist community organisations to apply for funding.
Community Consultation - Future Focused Strategies

The Northern Midlands Council has developed five new draft community strategies:

Council is seeking community views on the draft strategies and suggested new projects under each which are being considered.

Consultations sessions for community members to ‘drop-in’ and provide their thoughts on the draft strategies will be available:





Monday 8 May

11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Perth Community Centre 173 Fairtlough Street

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Evandale Community Centre 18 High Street

Tuesday 9 May

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Ross Reading Room 12 Bridge Street

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Campbell Town

Campbell Town Recreation Ground Complex 57 High Street

Wednesday 10 May

9:00 am – 10:00 am


Avoca Community Centre 24 Arthur Street

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Cressy Community Centre 67 Main Street

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Riverlands Centre 159 Wellington Street

These sessions are being independently facilitated and everyone is invited to participate.

If you can’t make one of the sessions, you can complete an online (below).

Community Survey

Community Consultation Survey - Communities

District Committees Survey

Community Consultation Survey - District Committees

The survey’s will now be available for completion until 5:00 pm on Friday 19 May