Social planning

Information on Social Planning in the Clarence Valley

The Social and Cultural Services Section of Council has the lead responsibility for Council's social planning across the Clarence Valley and as such has the responsibility for enabling a collaborative approach. From time to time consultants are engaged to assist with the preparation of social plans. Available social plan documents are:

Target Groups

The social/community plan includes data and information about the needs of:People

  • Children
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Men
  • People with a disability including those with HIV/AIDS
  • Aboriginal people
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

It also includes information on priority issues that require action across the Clarence Valley.

Clarence Valley Council's Community Development team resource a number of interagencies across the Clarence Valley including - Youth, Aboriginal, Housing, Health, Clarence Valley Network, Aged Care, Disabilities and Transport. Clarence Valley Council staff are also represented on the Regional Coordination Management Committee (North Coast) Human Services Sub-Committee.

Clarence Valley Council prepares a Social Plan every 3 to 5 years. This is a requirement under the Local Government Act (General) Regulation 1999. Clause 30(2) requires that the Social Plan be prepared in accordance with the NSW Department of Local Government Social and Community Planning Guidelines.  


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