Focus Groups

In March 2014, Kyogle Council established five Focus Groups to help guide long-term planning for the future development of the Kyogle Local Government Area.

The Focus Groups target the areas of:

  • Ageing in Place, Disability Services and Respite Care
  • Agriculture
  • Governance and Community Services
  • Village Life
  • Visitor Attraction

The Focus Groups are made up of Councillors, staff and community representatives and have been tasked, among other things, with helping Council undertake a review of its Community Strategic Plan.

For further information about the establishment and aims of the five Focus Groups, please click here.

Ageing in Place, Disability Services and Respite Care

The function of the Focus Group is to identify, develop and action strategies to be considered or pursued in order for:

  • Financially sustainable, appropriate and accessible range of options (with regard to services and facilities) for the maturing population, people with disabilities and their carers
  • Ageing in place services
  • Transport (taxis, buses, public)
  • Respite care services
  • Health Services (allied and medical)
  • Education and training
  • Activities
  • Low, medium and high care residential facilities and accommodation
  • Respite care accommodation
  • Disability access in public places
  • Local jobs and businesses to support the associated activities, e.g. shops, repairs, laundry services
  • Visitor accommodation

Ageing In Place, Disability Services and Respite Care Focus Group Terms of Reference

Latest Ageing In Place, Disability Services and Respite Care Focus Group planning processes worksheet

Ageing In Place Final Report prepared by Cartwright Consulting Pty Ltd

Agriculture

The function of the Focus Group is to identify, develop and action strategies to be considered or pursued in order to achieve  a range of economically sustainable and viable agricultural opportunities across the Kyogle LGA.

Agriculture Focus Group Terms of Reference

Latest Agriculture Focus Group planning processes worksheet

Governance and Community Services

The function of the Focus Group is to identify, develop and action strategies to be considered or pursued in order for:

  1. Kyogle Council to be recognised as innovative, pro-active and leader in the field; and
  2. The Vision of Kyogle Council being achieved and recognised on time and within budget.

Governance and Community Services Focus Group Terms of Reference

Latest Governance and Community Services Focus Group planning processes worksheet

Village Life

The function of the Focus Group is to identify, develop and action strategies to be considered or pursued in order to ensure a series of well connected villages that provide a range of services, activities and events whilst promoting a strong sense of community.

Village Life Focus Group Terms of Reference

Latest Village Life Focus Group planning processes worksheet

Visitor Attraction

The function of the Focus Group is to identify, develop and action strategies to be considered or pursued in order to ensure:

  • Kyogle LGA is renowned as a great place to visit
  • A series of well-coordinated events that attract a range of visitors and community members
  • Access to world class heritage areas, National Parks, visitor facilities and services
  • A range of recreational, heritage, cultural activities and places of interest

Visitor Attraction Focus Group Terms of Reference

Latest Visitor Attraction Focus Group planning processes worksheet

To find out more about Kyogle Council’s drive to attain long-term financial sustainability, click here.