The Community Development team provides advice to the DCC on community, recreation, arts and environment issues.
The Community Development and support team also administers a range of community funding schemes and work in partnership with other agencies on projects that promote community development.
We provide free advice, support, resources and workshops for non-profit groups on project development, management issues, planning and funding.
We are also involved in community projects such as Keep Dunedin Beautiful and Task Force Green.
The Community Advisors can provide planning advice to community groups (other than recreation or arts). They also promote community development, issues and activities and oversee the administration of Community Grants Scheme, Small Projects Scheme and Rates Relief Grant.
We put together a lot of information about Dunedin's communities, which may be useful for you or your group. We also have some informative handouts on how to make the most of community facilities and services and can give you advice when you are organising community events or want to use a community hall.
Hints on writing submissions to Council
If you want to make a submission to the Council, there are steps you need to follow. These guidelines will take you through the process.
- Closely follow any guidelines provided
- Include the name of the document you are submitting on
- Present your application attractively and in an orderly manner
- Be clear and precise with written descriptions
- Keep a complete copy of your application
- Include your contact details
- Get your submission in on time
- Include the signature(s) of the submitter(s)(dated).
A note about consultation
Consultation is a necessary part of local government and regularly takes place on a variety of topics and plans.
Contact us to ask how and when you can be involved in this process. Outcomes, indicators and goals are usually identified and agreed through workshops and/or meetings.
Keep an eye on the Dunedin City Council's Notice Board in Saturday's and Wednesday's Otago Daily Times, or give us a ring.