Community Development

1. Overview

Community Development | Explore | Connect | Grow

We Explore, Connect and Grow our region through shared community value and contribution. We acknowledge the importance of a safe, healthy and inclusive community.

Community Development Contact Details:

Phone: 6285 6045

Email: terry.campese@qprc.nsw.gov.au

2. Explore

We undertake strategic planning to maintain our knowledge of the community and guide our priorities.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The 'Reflect' RAP represents Council’s commitment to respectful and strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and works to promote reconciliation in the broader community.   The current RAP was endorsed by Council on 18 December 2019. Work has commenced on the second stage of the QPRC RAP 'Innovate' which focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation. 

3. Connect

Community Development Networks and Committees

Interagency Networks

QPRC facilitates four interagency network groups. These meeting face-to-face quarterly.

  • Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood Agency Network Groups (QuANG and BANG)
  • Koori Interagency Network Group (KING) and
  • Youth Interagency Network Group (YING).

These groups offer an opportunity for community organisations and government services to share information, strengthen community links and fosters collaboration to support community development. For more information please contact Cristina De Jongh cristina.dejongh@qprc.nsw.gov.au 

We have a created a Microsoft Teams channel for our interagency groups. You are able to access information, service updates and meeting minutes.

Aboriginal Consultative Committee

The Committee meets quarterly and provides a vital link between Council and the local Aboriginal community; respecting the Aboriginal community’s right to self-determination and community empowerment.  For more information please contact Karen Hansen karen.hansen@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Disability Access Committee

The Disability Access Committee meets quarterly and is a diverse group of community members living with a disability. The Committee is a structured forum for raising awareness and progressing action on matters relating to access and inclusion in our region. This committee is currently chaired by Councillor Kenrick Winchester. For more information please contact Cristina De Jongh cristina.dejongh@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Youth Committee

The Committee is an important link between Council and young people in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region.  It provides a platform for young people to highlight youth challenges and opportunities important in our local area and have input into Council planning and decision making. This committee is currently chaired by Councillor Kenrick Winchester.  For more information please contact Kayla Blundell kayla.blundell@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Community Infrastructure

Community facilities are at the fabric of our community. You can find a list of community meeting spaces here.

Contact Directory

We aim to connect local skills and knowledge through our community sector contact directory. Download the contact directory here(PDF, 280KB).

4. Grow

We work with others to support and build community capacity and increase opportunities for people to be involved in their communities. You can find information on grant programs and donations on our website https://www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants-Donations 

Club Grants NSW

Local community organisations are invited to apply for funding for projects or initiatives that contribute to supporting the welfare of the community.

Applications must be completed online at https://www.clubgrants.com.au 

Community Development Projects

We identify and implement projects and initiatives in partnership with our communities to strengthen community development within the region.