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Regional Community Development

Regional Community Development is a series of actions conducted by community members to enhance the economy, social cohesion and the environment of their community.  Local people, often with assistance from government, universities and the private sector, can not only create jobs, income and infrastructure, but also enhance community organisation, cohesion, function, leadership, and the ability to anticipate and manage change.

Community development activities maintain and enhance community identity and what people value about their community.  Community development involves people in focusing on assets, not deficits; fostering leadership and entrepreneurship; rethinking challenges and opportunities; and in collaborating extensively.