An empowered community is a community where individuals and whanau can influence decisions, take action and make change happen in their lives.
The Communities Shaping their Places – A Good Practice Resource 2015 (PDF 6MB) explains the concept of community-led placemaking for council employees, elected members and the wider community.
It contains great ideas and local examples and provides links to other useful resources and information.
This resource was developed by the local boards' Community-led Placemaking Champions Group.
For more information, email the Community Empowerment team.