Community Development

Council’s Community Development team works towards making Georges River Council a connected, inclusive, cohesive and vibrant community.

This service aims to:

  • resource and empower individuals and facilitate programs
  • enhance community engagement and participation
  • increase the social capital of the Georges River community
  • improve the liveability of the local government area.

The Community Development Team works with individuals, community groups and organisations to respond to community needs, interests and aspirations in key areas:

  • Aboriginal Communities
  • Arts and Cultural Development
  • Child and Family
  • Community Safety
  • Disability, Access and Inclusion
  • Multicultural Communities
  • Seniors
  • Youth

The Community Development Team produced recently developed a Calendar of free Programs and Events to the community from January to June 2018.


Community Development and Services Advisory Committee

The Community Development and Services Advisory Committee (CDSAC) considers and provides advice to Council on issues relating to community and cultural development, access and community safety. The CDSAC’s membership includes key representatives from the community and Councillors.

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration that encourages people to connect with those who live nearby, get to know their neighbours, and make neighbourhoods friendly and safe communities year round.

Council, in partnership with SGCH, will be hosting a free community barbecue at Woodville Park, Hurstville, on Sunday 25 March from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Residents are encouraged to get their neighbours together and join in the fun. There will be a sausage-sizzle, entertainment and face-painting for the kids.

Council is also distributing Neighbour Day resource kits to assist you in organising your own Neighbour Day event or action in your community. Your action can be as big or small as you like – from dropping a friendly message in your neighbour’s letterbox, to a ‘bring-a-plate’ gathering in your front yard, or a game of cricket in the local park.

To pick up a Neighbour Day resource kit please visit any of Council’s libraries, customer service centres or SGCH’s offices. If you would like to find out more about Neighbour Day please contact Council’s Community Development Officer – Cultural Services on 9330 6400 or visit www.neighbourday.org


Council has strong community networks and partnerships within the region. Council works towards providing access to a range of community services, facilities and information resources to meet the needs of the local community. For more information please contact Council on 9330 6400 and ask to talk to a member of the Community Development team.

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