Community Capacity Assessment – Capital Assets

The community capacity (capital assets) assessment tool and community engagement process is used to support community development and the strategic planning process. Capital assets are defined as social, human, environment, economic and built/infrastructure.  The process is designed to address the community’s needs, aspirations and challenges.  The Community Capacity Assessment (CCA) tool and process also provides useful information to assist local governments in decision-making, for example, assist in the planning and delivery of Council program, projects events as well as achieving targets and monitoring progress across key sectors over time.

Community capacity can be assessed for a variety of purposes, such as establishing a tourist facility, youth forum or for improving health outcomes, social development, and economic growth.  Further, the information gleaned from the engagement and assessment process provides the Shire/Council with data that assists with program delivery and its evaluation process.