Community Planning

Discovering new ways for Council and the community to work alongside one another


In 2016 Council hosted world-renowned experts, Cormac Russell from Nurture Development and Peter Kenyon from Bank of Ideas to introduce our community and Council to a ‘Community Building Masterclass’. Community Building is about starting with 'what’s strong, not what’s wrong', and focuses on communities discovering their existing local capacities and assets.

Since the masterclass Council has become one of the first Australian Councils to join a ‘National Network of ABCDE Community Building Learning Sites’.  This will give us access to expert advice, mentoring, workshops, tools and resources and connect us up with other communities around the world, who are also working on community building projects. 

Community Builders Network

Welcoming all community group representatives.

  • Hear about the success stories happening in other towns
  • Share your ideas
  • Partner up with others doing similar work
  • Get access to resources and tools to help your community and committee
  • Be part of the new 'National Learning Sites' project
  • Work alongside Council to get your projects moving

Gatherings are held quarterly in a community location.
National Learning Sites project planned for 2017 with a range of learning opportunities and access to world renowned community Building experts. 


Stories of Bass Coast

Hear about other Bass Coast community group projects. Get ideas. Partner up. Hear about the latest in community building efforts in Australia and across the globe through the National Learning Sites project.

Friday 8 September 2017 at 10.30am
Kilcunda Hall
Bass Highway, Kilcunda

 To book contact Melissa or Rebecca on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211 or via TryBooking

Need to know more?

Contact our Community Planning Facilitator to find out more via phone 5671 2440 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) or via email.


Current Projects

Check out some of the great community building work happening in Bass Coast

Community Tools and Resources

Tap into these great websites and start building your community

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