Snowy Valleys Council, NSW
Snowy Valleys Place Plans
The past few years have been difficult for communities in the Snowy Valleys with the impacts of the 2019-2020 Black Summer Bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns. Research tells us that for communities to be resilient in the face of emergencies, they need to be connected with each other, their places, local services and institutions.
As part of the preparation of the community for future emergencies, Council engaged Cred to prepare ‘Connected Community Roadmaps’ – community-led Place Plans for each centre across the LGA as a framework to build more socially connected and cohesive communities.
To do this Cred assessed and defined what assets exist in each community – socially and physically – and developed an action plan for each community in partnership with local people, community groups and services. Council can use the Roadmaps to aid in forward planning and resource allocation and community members can use the Roadmaps to galvanise the community for action to improve social cohesion.