These plans, policies, profiles and papers are for public viewing. We hope they are informative and helpful.
In October 1990 Council adopted its Community Services Policy, based on its first Social Plan which was to assist in the development and management of Council's Community Services. This policy was updated as new plans were developed and Council's resolutions. The amended policy (pdf 51 KB) is available.
Council keeps this directory as comprehensive and up to date as possible. It includes transport, sports organisations, clubs and many other services available generally in the Illawarra and specifically in Kiama and its environs. If these records are incorrect or dated, or your organisation is not included, please use the directory update form on the last page to ensure that corrections or additions are made. The Community Directory also lists information about services for senior residents and for people with a disability.
The Municipality of Kiama Community Profile enables you to analyse the population characteristics of your community, understand how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.
The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. suburbs). This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of Census questions.
The profile answers the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions and assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the community.
Kiama's Community Profile
The Municipality of Kiama Community Atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the area as interactive maps. Based on data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.
Community Profile 2004 (pdf 4137 KB)
Derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2001, this information is provided for those who require previous demographic information about the Kiama district's population, housing, religion and other categories.
Community Social Plan (pdf 888 KB)
The Community Social Plan 2010 - 2012 is an interim document until Council completes its Community Strategic Plan as part of the Integrated Planning Reporting framework.
The Social Plan 2004 has been the most comprehensive social plan attempted by Council. Based on background information, the introduction to the Social Plan was the result of a community survey and consultation that resulted in this most valuable document. Plans for focus groups included Aboriginal People, Children, Older People, People with a Disability, Women, Culturally and Linguistically diverse and Young People.
Social Plan 1999 (pdf 599 KB)
A document that informs the reader of the community needs and priorities as required by NSW Legislation.
Social Plan 1988 (pdf 509 KB)
First Social Plan developed by Council that provided the main directions for its involvement in Community Services.
Donations Policy (pdf 31 KB)
Adopted in 2002, with subsequent amendments that states the Council's policy on Donations and how to apply.
Donations Application Form (pdf 49 KB)
This form should be filled out by the applicant/organisation.
Community Services - An Overview and Directions for the New Millennium (pdf 160 KB).
This document provides an overview of the past achievements of Community Services and the challenges that are ahead.
National Community News Online
Infoxchange Australia is a non-profit company dedicated to providing a quality up-to-date information service to the Australian community sector.
National Seniors Association
National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership based community organisation which has as its major objectives to provide economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over, to represent its members' views to Government at all levels and to make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over.
Local Government Community Services Association of Australia
The LGCSAA is the national professional association for people employed in Local Government within community services, community development and social planning.
Local Government Community Services Association of New South Wales
The NSW Local Government Community Services Association was formed in 1974 to represent the interests of community and human services staff employed in local councils.
Last updated: Wednesday 11 November, 2009