Step 1 - Community Information Gathering Session - Saturday 17th June, 2023 - Completed
The first Community Conversations for residents of Karana Downs/Mount Crosby/Kholo/Lake Manchester will be held on Saturday 17 June at Mt Crosby Bowls Club. This is an initiative of the Community Infrastructure and Wellbeing Committee (CIW).
We’re seeking to learn more about what matters most to you, about your community. To support this we’re adopting a ‘kitchen table conversation style’ engagement approach to provide an opportunity for community members to sit down and explore questions centred around topics of local interest.
This conversation is one of several that we'll be having with various communities across Brisbane West - the first in Moggill has been completed. Each one is a chance for us to better understand what residents aspire for their local community, the concerns they have and what they believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. We'll take what we learn from these conversations and use it to help make our work in the community more effective.
Guided by Table Hosts, the aim of the community conversation is to build and deepen our sense of community whilst listening to and exploring a range of ideas on local matters. Recognising that what’s important in one location within our area may be different in another, the Brisbane West Lions are planning to hold a series of community conversations across our local area to ensure everyone’s voice is heard. Currently planning is underway for four additional Community Conversations. Watch this space for further information....
After the first Community Conversation has been held, the information from each of the tables will be collated into a report and presentation that will ‘bring together’ the discussions. This report will be the basis for the second Community Conversation which all participants of the first are invited back to attend.
Step 2 - Report Summary & Strategy Session - Saturday 15th July, 2023 - Completed
The second Community Conversation for Karana Downs/Mt Crosby/Kholo/Lake Manchester is centred around confirming that the CIW Committee has accurately documented the residents’ discussions, their thoughts and their ideas of how matters should be addressed. At the end of the second Community Conversation the CIW Committee will prepare an Ideas, Actions and Strategy Report.
Once the report has been collated and discussed at a Lions Club meeting it will be made available on-line for residents to review. As a well-respected community-based organisation, the Lions will continue to discuss and hold conversations with our locally elected representatives to determine the best way forward to have the needs of the community met.
It is expected that some matters identified by the Community Conversations will be within the community’s ability to address themselves, with the support of the Lions Club and community volunteers.
The President of the Brisbane West Lion Club believes listening to and exploring ideas together has the power to create real change in our local communities, “It’s exciting to think we are going to bring together members of our community to discuss and envision a way forward on matters that will undoubtably improve our community. We’re really looking forward to the first conversation in Moggill and anticipate the participants will enjoy the process.”
If you are interested in volunteering as a Table Host or Scribe for this conversation or future conversations, the Lions Club of Brisbane West President, John Williams, is happy for you to contact him on 0413 435 599 to discuss how easy this would be and will include a one hour training session or you can submit an enquiry on the Contact Us page.