WDC recognise the importance of a proud and capable community being involved in Community Development and the significant contribution organisations like community groups, voluntary groups, Maori, commercial operators and business owners make to the well-being of the District.
Community Development is a group of activities where WDC, in a number of diverse roles, is actively involved in ‘helping the community to help itself’.
Community Development activities represent a group of collaborative and partnership approaches and initiatives involving many agencies and organisations. These activities involve a common theme of promoting a better quality of life and a better living environment within the District.
These activities form the foundation for engagement and the focus of work: