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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:
Dr Judy Banko, Council's Manager Social and Cultural Services, has responsibility for over sighting social research and planning across the Clarence Valley. She can be contacted on:
The social/community plan includes data and information about the needs of:
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.