Community Development Program

Program purpose

The purpose of the Community Development Program is to alleviate distress and accelerate the recovery of impacted communities.

Community Development Officers (CDOs) will support the longer-term recovery of vulnerable families and communities across impacted local government areas. 

The program will support community-led recovery initiatives, while building on the strengths and capacities of an affected community.

CDOs will establish a local face-to-face presence in order to identify community needs, conduct community development and engagement activities, and prioritise projects that are clearly linked to human and social recovery, rebuilding and renewal, and will deliver a community benefit.

CDOs will engage with other key workers involved in community recovery at a local level and establish links with workers funded under other components of the Community Recovery Package.

Administering agency

  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors