It's Our Place aims to increase local community pride, neighbourhood cohesion, and personal well-being and empowerment. It's Our Place Illawarra Shoalhaven initiative is currently active in Bellambi.
It's Our Place Illawarra Shoalhaven is supported by ASIT, in partnership with cross-sector government and non-government organisations and businesses in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.
It's Our Place Bellambi was the pilot Our Place Illawarra Shoalhaven location. It has been operational since 2015.
It's Our Place activity began in Bellambi with 700 community members and representatives from business, schools, non-government organisations and government agencies coming together to co-create the Bellambi Community Action Plan 2016/18.
Together, the community identified and categorised priority actions for their Action Plan under four key themes: Safety and the Physical Environment; Connections, Support and Inclusive Communities; Learning, Education and Employment; and Community Focused Services.
Since the Bellambi Community Action Plan 2016/18 came into being in 2015, the cross-sector It's Our Place team has coordinated, facilitated and enabled completion and delivery of a range of Action Plan initiatives and activities.
We have released our 2016/2017 Bellambi Annual Report, which outlines the results from the initial period in Bellambi. A copy of the report can be viewed here.