Community Development

As in most local government authorities, Community Development is an important part of the development and growth of the Shire of Waroona.

Community Development Officer

Brad Vitale is the Shire of Waroona's Community Development Officer. Brad is available during office hours Monday to Friday at the Shire Administration Office, or can be contacted on either 9733 7800 or 0409 370 360 or email cdo@waroona.wa.gov.au

The Community Development Officer is involved in a wide range of programs, projects and initiatives in the community. The role of Community Development is to encourage greater participation by all shire residents in their community and to enhance the Identity, Spirit and Diversity of the Shire and the individual communities within it.

Community Development Initiatives include:

  • Facilitate & advocate access to improved resources;
  • Project development;
  • Community events / workshops;
  • Community safety initiatives;
  • Identifying funding opportunities;
  • Community capacity building & skills development;
  • Community planning;
  • Community culture;
  • Improved community networks; and
  • Youth Advisory Council facilitation and support.

Joelle Chaffey is the Community Development Assistant, working with Brad on the programs, projects and initiatives above. Joelle can be contacted during office hours Monday to Friday at the Shire Administration Office, or can be contacted on either 9733 7800 or email cda@waroona.wa.gov.au

Club Development

The Shire of Waroona is committed to developing sport and recreation clubs in the region, and has allocated the club development portfolio to the Community Development department.

The Shire will provide a variety of resources to ensure clubs are equipped to remain sustainable in tomorrow’s economic climate, including:

  • Club Development Workshops - A variety of workshops will be made available to members of local community sporting groups. If there are any specific workshop topics that may benefit clubs, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Development Officer and provide suggestions; and
  • Club Development Manual - to provide ease of access for club administrators for references and tips to assist clubs.

The Shire of Waroona is currently experiencing growth, and in order to prepare the community for the exciting times ahead, the Shire aims to assist clubs with information and guidance on sponsorship, fundraising, grants, event management, planning, marketing and promotions, membership and volunteer training.

Club Development Manual

The Club Development Manual is designed to address broader club management issues, to assist clubs to achieve sustainability and to ensure that clubs are given every opportunity to run effectively and efficiently.

Club Development Manual

Community Groups Insurance

Are you wanting cheaper insurance for your community group. Why not try insurance for community groups through Local Government Insurance Services. To find out more please click on the 'link' below.

http://www.lgiswa.com.au/

Community Directory

A variety of community groups, organisations and not-for-profits operate within the shire. Please find their details below in the Shire of Waroona Community Directory.

If you would like to add your organisation to the Community Directory, or update the details of your organisation, please submit a request through the Community Directory Update Form