Moving forward together

Navigating change through the power of community

The pace of change is accelerating more than at any other point in history. Navigating this change is tough but opportunities abound if we move forward together.


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Commemorating the landmarks in Australia’s reconciliation journey

Today marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, a time commemorating significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum which amended the Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census; and the High Court judgement in the historic Mabo v Queensland case that introduced the legal doctrine of native title into Australian law, respectively.

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Forming a Social License to Operate

Good community engagement is fundamental to effective and responsive development. It gives legitimacy to the project process, ensuring proposed development serves the community it is designed for; and it reduces conflict, harnesses capacity and manages risks from the outset. In order to be effective, community engagement must build trust and relationships. But for today’s developers, planners and those working with communities, building trust is harder than ever. According to the Endelman Trust Barometer, which measures the average annual percentage of trust in NGOs, business, government and media: not one of these societal institutions is trusted by the public. How can institutions build community trust?

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Creating Communities Stronger Together COVID-19 Response for April 2021

This week, following Western Australia’s three-day lockdown of the Perth and Peel regions due to a case of community transmission of COVID-19, a post lockdown transition period is in place for Western Australians until 12.01am, Saturday 1 May. During this period Creating Communities is open for business, continuing our engagement and community development work digitally through our online conferencing platforms while our offices are closed and staff travel and our physical events and engagements are on hold until Monday, 3 May.

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2020 Wrap Up

In our 2020 Wrap Up, we reflect on all the ways our partners in community have leaned into the challenges and hardship of this year to build stronger, connected and resilient communities throughout the crisis and beyond.

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