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Community Development

Community Development

Council's Community Services provides a positive link between Council and community groups, whilst working proactively with residents, community groups and other interested individuals throughout the Shire of Irwin area.

Our aim is for the community and Council to work together to improve the range of community facilities, services and infrastructure which are necessary to deliver both quality of lifestyles and new opportunities for employment and growth.

Community development initiatives provide the community with:

  • opportunities for participation/interaction;
  • opportunities to be involved in local decision making;
  • the capacity for collective action to achieve the development of new projects, activities and other opportunities;
  • access to information and knowledge;
  • opportunities for collaboration to achieve common goals;
  • shared community pride and the development of neighbourhood capacities for problem solving.

The Shire's Community Development area, in simple terms, aims to assist the community to reach its potential through the use of community development principles and practice.

Some areas of involvement include: Community Networking, Events, Youth Development, Arts and Culture,  Community Funding, Community Housing, Seniors and Volunteers.


Support projects, events and activities for youth.


Support projects and events for Seniors.

Community Events

Coordinate and assist various community events.


Promote Dongara/Denison as a great place to live and visit through various events and media.

Community Assistance Scheme and Funding

Promote, manage and administer the Community Assistance Scheme in accordance with operational guidelines. Maintain an up to date register of funding opportunities for the community and make applications for projects that are in line with the Shire's Strategic Plan and that will benefit the community. For the Community Assistance Scheme Application and Guidelines please click here.

Port Denison Retirement Village

Manage and administer the Port Denison Retirement Village and the associated budget in line with relevant policies and procedures.

For more information contact:
Community Development Officer: Shannan Taylor
Phone: (08) 9927 0000
Fax: (08) 9927 1453

Shire Office PMB 21, 11-13 Waldeck Street Dongara WA 6525 | t 9927 0000 | f 9927 1453 | e |

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