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Community engagement

The innovative Cudgen Connection Community Engagement Program (CCCEP) will address regional challenges by harnessing talent and expertise in the community and empowering a team of Connectors to develop and drive community initiatives to achieve solutions.

We are searching for established and emerging leaders who can work collaboratively, share enthusiasm for the Tweed and northern New South Wales and are willing to dedicate their time and expertise.

The team, working as community connectors, will identify regional challenges and solutions as part of a structured initiative designed to deliver meaningful and measurable outcomes.

Connectors will help design a community hub and determine how it can be successfully used by local not-for-profit organisations and community groups to deliver a thriving and prosperous community. They will identify community challenges and work towards delivering solutions.

The hub will be donated to the community and operated by not-for-profits and community groups at no cost to those groups or taxpayers.

The CCCEP is a chance for you and your networks to have a say in what comes next. We have undertaken studies which identify a number of regional challenges. However, as Connectors you will be encouraged to bring your own ideas to the table.

Are you a Community Connector?

Connectors are leaders and emerging leaders with strong links to their many and varied communities. They may have different backgrounds, industries, ages, orientations, experiences and interests but will have a common goal as they build a more authentic, sustainable and prosperous region. Connectors will be supported by a structured framework and provided with the tools to deliver meaningful and measurable outcomes. They will commit about three hours a fortnight to meetings, working groups and forums over an initial six months period.

Register your interest

Connectors will hail from areas that include:

Mental health support

Suicide prevention pathways

Youth support

Affordable housing

Business incubator, mentoring and support

Wildlife care and research

Agri-business and agri-tourism

Arts and culture

Public transport

Aged care

Disability support

Community health