This current strategice plan provides the direction for the planning and implementation of activities in the period 2009 – 2012 and adopts a whole of government and community partnership approach to improving outcomes for 2168 residents.
Elizabeth Harris, Joan Silk, Lynn Kemp, Karen Larsen
Community 2168 is a major whole of Government community renewal and capacity building intervention located in the disadvantaged community located within the 2168 postcode in South Western Sydney. Community 2168 (formerly Operation 2168) began in 1999 with $30 000 funding each from Liverpool City Council, the Department of Housing and Liverpool Health Service to support the initiatives of the resident-based Miller Recovery Group.
There have been several other initiatives in the Miller area during the time of Community 2168, including:
Community 2168 aims to bring residents, government, business and community organisations together to improve services, facilities and opportunities for all people in the 2168 postcode area through:
Neighbourhood and community renewal;
In 2006, after extensive community consultation, a new strategic plan was developed focusing largely on resident participation, engagement, ownership and sustainability which set the direction for phase three of the project.
Phase three of the project aimed to achieve the following outcomes:
The current strategic plan provides the direction for the planning and implementation of activities in the period 2009 – 2012. The project is focused on the suburbs of Ashcroft, Busby, Cartwright, Green Valley, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Miller and Sadleir. It adopts a whole of government and community partnership approach to improving outcomes for 2168 residents.
Given the overlap among project initiatives conducted in the Miller and 2168 postcode area since 1999, the evaluation is unable to identify community impacts specific to Community 2168. The evaluation therefore serves to inform future program development, project initiatives and service planning in the Miller and 2168 postcode area.
The evaluation uses a mixed-methodology:
Ethics approval for this study was received through the Sydney South West Area Health Service and UNSW.
Elizabeth Harris Email: email@example.com
Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Health Service, Department of Housing
Community 2168 (Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Health Service and Department of Housing)