Initiated upon the principles of Asset Based Community Development, Justice Reinvestment, and Collective Impact; The Shire of Halls Creek Dept. of Community and Youth Development led an 18-month long community co-design process with each community. This resulted in a Shire-wide Outcomes Framework, and Individual Community Plans (signed by relevant Elders and leaders), which are owned and recognised by Kija and Jaru leaders and community.
Asset Based Community Development: mobilising and connecting the assets, strengths, capacities and contributions of communities and individuals, rather than just focussing their deficiencies and needs; and engaging them as co-owners, co-designers and co-producers of positive community actions rather than treating them just as consumers, clients and recipients of the programs and services of agencies.
ABCD has been integral to undertaking a true co-design, upholding Self Determination, and building local capacity and resilience in the Olabud Doogethu project.