Improving Community Planning by Local Authorities


This short paper demonstrates why and how Local Authorities could improve relevance and efficiency in Planning their Services provision, using a more direct method of Community Engagement. – ‘Having community-based Staff with Social Psychology expertise to secure a more objective foundation to their STRATEGIC COMMUNITY PLANS that are required to verify in terms of Engagement a measurable context of Baseline Data and Targets for their CORPORATE BUSINESS PLANS.

(Note: Universities in WA are now offering ‘Community Development’ as a graduate specialisation in Social Psychology programmes.)

This paper is also linked to another paper on this website – ‘Functional Review, Planning Futures in WA’ (same author).

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