McKinlay Shire Community Plan
McKinlay Shire Council
people directly engaged
of area's population
Engagement informing a strategy for the long-term future of the Shire and its people focussing on the needs of the communities of Julia Creek, McKinlay, Kyuna and Nellia and people living on their properties.
The process engaged a broad spectrum of the community, including state and local government officers, local businesses and shoppers, and station owners and workers. Respondents represented 34 community organisations and 26 businesses.
Development of four different strategy areas focused on enhancing the community's opportunities for employment, education, sporting and leisure activities, and maximising the opportunities from the growth of the mining sector and via diversification of the economy.
Plan C developed the Community Plan by gathering intelligence and research, talking with the community and developing a vision. Ten consultation techniques and tools were used to directly engage 202 people, approximately 25.0% of the population in the Shire, via phone interviews, stakeholder workshops, online and hard copy surveys, conversations in the main streets, pubs, and outback stations, drop in sessions at the Dirt and Dust Festival, and workshops at local schools and other education establishments.
#Key Outcomes Achieved
Developed a community plan informed directly by a diversity of engagement methods opening dialogue with the community stakeholders.
Community Plan achieved a Commendation for Planning Excellence in Public Engagement and Community Planning Award from the Planning Institute of Australia, Queensland in 2011.
Plan C delivered a second Community Plan in 2019.
Co-design workshops for Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers (Department of Housing and Public Works)
Planning and facilitating collaborative design workshops for new Youth Foyer developments on the Gold Coast and in Townsville.
Building the community's ideas and visions into the development of a major public space of citywide significance to the Gold Coast.
Ensuring sustainable use and enjoyment of cherished public open spaces on Minjerribah through the right balance of commercial and community uses.
Incorporating connections and activities for young people into the existing built form, where the development of traditional youth spaces is constrained
Engagement to inform the development of a world-class garden, play space and learning hub that stimulates the interaction and imagination of children of all abilities
A widespread and collaborative community engagement process to capture the community’s ideas, visions and requirements for the Redland Youth Plaza.
Identifying solutions to meet the needs of different multicultural groups for spaces and facilities to support their community, cultural and religious activities.
Managing the co-design process for the re-development of social housing for Indigenous women and children, Plan C facilitated communications, meetings and a stakeholder co-design workshop.