Local Neighbourhood Associations
With a focus on enhancing local neighbourhood action, there are a variety of neighbourhood associations that work to strengthen the capacity of its local residents. By taking greater ownership over their local community, everyday community members develop a sense of belonging that is often tied to their sense of civic responsibility to the neighbourhood. A number of different roles are embedded in improving both the quality, safety and livability of neighbourhoods through its members taking a lead role in its governance.
These circles sometimes also act as a starting point for other initiatives to branch off and initiate other opportunities for informal participation, either through the establishment of other projects and groups, the provision of grants and funding, or by offering volunteer opportunities for its neighbourhood residents. Often, through playing an important role in raising concerns and liaising with council, this circle can also advocate for the interests of the local community and its residents or act as an umbrella for important governance matters or social/project-based groups.
5049 Coastal Community Association- Neighbourhood Initiative; Imagine Uraidla; Gumeracha Main Street Project; Campbelltown Community; Aldinga Bay Residents Association; Colonel Light Gardens Residents Association; Echunga Community Association