Draft Noosa Social Strategy

Council invited residents and interested community organisations to join in a discussion about Noosa’s draft Social Strategy. In particular, Council was keen to receive feedback about the Strategy’s proposed aspirations and key initiatives to ensure it accurately reflected community needs and sentiments.

The community contributed to the development of the Social Strategy through:

  • Joining the discussions on Council’s YourSay Noosa forum;
  • Visiting Council Information Booths (Pop Ups) to speak with Council officers
  • Attending workshops

State government agencies and key service providers also provided feedback.

The Social Strategy aims to provide a framework to continue to improve community wellbeing and cohesivenessContinue reading

Council invited residents and interested community organisations to join in a discussion about Noosa’s draft Social Strategy. In particular, Council was keen to receive feedback about the Strategy’s proposed aspirations and key initiatives to ensure it accurately reflected community needs and sentiments.

The community contributed to the development of the Social Strategy through:

  • Joining the discussions on Council’s YourSay Noosa forum;
  • Visiting Council Information Booths (Pop Ups) to speak with Council officers
  • Attending workshops

State government agencies and key service providers also provided feedback.

The Social Strategy aims to provide a framework to continue to improve community wellbeing and cohesiveness while addressing the social opportunities and challenges facing the shire over the coming years. It highlights our current strengths as a community and commits to supporting and building upon these while at the same time identifying priority social issues and challenges for action.

The Strategy articulates Council’s role in the cultural, community and social life of the shire. It in encourages greater collaboration between government and non-government organisations, services agencies, facility providers and individuals to avoid duplication, improve efficiency and enhance community cohesion.

Four strategic themes were identified in the draft Strategy. These themes were aspirational and identified our long term goals:

  • A cohesive and resilient community
  • An active and healthy community
  • An accessible, diverse and affordable community, and
  • A creative and informed community.

The final Social Strategy, with amendments to include community feedback and input ,was adopted by Council on December on December 17, 2015. The Social Strategy document is available in the document library to the right of this screen.

  • Social Strategy adopted December 2015

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    Noosa's Social Strategy was adopted by Council on December 17, 2015 after a comprehensive community consultation period. The original draft Strategy was amended in the final Social Strategy document to reflect the community's feedback which included: additional statistics added to the Community Snapshot section; new technologies required to integrate and deliver services; improved data collection required to inform social planning, advocacy and resource allocation; acknowledgement of the role artists play in community well being; the creation of a one stop Community Hub; and that Council's role implementing the strategy should be reinforced.

    Noosa's Social Strategy was adopted by Council on December 17, 2015 after a comprehensive community consultation period. The original draft Strategy was amended in the final Social Strategy document to reflect the community's feedback which included: additional statistics added to the Community Snapshot section; new technologies required to integrate and deliver services; improved data collection required to inform social planning, advocacy and resource allocation; acknowledgement of the role artists play in community well being; the creation of a one stop Community Hub; and that Council's role implementing the strategy should be reinforced.