Project Statement for Belconnen Community
This website is being developed by a group of people
from various community organisations in the Belconnen
area to provide the residents of Belconnen with an easily
accessible, participatory electronic space through which
to engage with their community. The group is being coordinated
by the Belconnen Community Services.
Belconnen Community Website Project has been meeting
regularly since June 2003.
It began as an expression of interest and commitment
from members of the PC Users Group We welcome anyone
who would like to contribute to the website's development.
Belconnen Community Service has agreed to facilitate
and resource the establishment of this project, utilising
the community development approach. Options for the
long-term management of the project will be developed.
The aims of the project
We hope to develop a community information exchange
tool through the development of a community owned and
coordinated website, which provides:
- access to and exchange of information relevant to
- a tool for Belconnen residents to communicate with
- a tool to connect different groups in the community,
eg. schools, community groups, individuals, people
who are new to the community or people who have difficulty
accessing other sources of information.
The group will:
- facilitate the development of a community group
that will steer and coordinate the project. BCS will
work for the initial establishment period in association
with interested community members.
- explore possible avenues for financial sustainability.
- develop a volunteer base of expertise in the IT
- build a volunteer base of contributors.
- we will inform local groups and schools to form
partnerships to further develop the website.
- will work toward developing a successful independent
This project provides the opportunity for Belconnen-specific
groups to work together. It is an opportunity to strengthen
a Belconnen-specific community identity through collective
development of Belconnen's history and local stories.
It will provide the opportunity for people in Belconnen
to have their say.
It will assist in filling gaps in information provision
for people in Belconnen.
It will provide an outlet for people's creativity through
a range of participatory projects.
It will provide an independent information and cultural
community exchange for residents of Belconnen.
The Working Party was launched on 20 March 2004. A
new site, the current site was developed and launched
by the Chief Minister of the ACT, Jon Stanhope, on September
For further information contact the Belconnen Community
Service on 6264 0232 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org