Community-Led Development Partnership

What is the partnership?

The Community-Led Development Partnership (CLDP) program will be the biggest community led project South D has ever seen!

South Dunedin has been offered five years of partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs, to make South D the best possible place to live, work, and play – no fundraising required! We’re expecting this to be a hugely rewarding project as we listen to our community and act on what we hear from everyone!

Supported by the already existing South Dunedin Community Network and staff members from the Department of Internal Affairs, the Dream South D project now needs more people to make the most of this opportunity. Everyone is welcome and all training is provided. You only need to bring enthusiasm, commitment and a love of South Dunedin.

How do I get involved?

We want input from a really wide range of people – different ages, different experiences, different knowledge, wisdom and goals – so we’re looking for locals who may be interested in being part of this mahi (work) as members of a working group. You’ll be responsible for working out how we build our community plan and complete the various projects which come out of it.

Everybody who indicates interest in this amazing opportunity will be invited to attend training, covering Community Led Development, Building Community Relationships and how we can honour and utilise the wisdom of Tāngata Whenua in this regeneration work. This training will be friendly and fun, with a focus on bringing together our South D community.

If you live, work or play on ‘The Flat’, have some time you can offer and are looking for a meaningful way to get involved, then this is for you. You can register your interest by contacting us, either by emailing admin@southd.org.nz or calling 03 455 0472, or sending us a message on our Facebook page.

Are you interested in how the CLDP program is working in a different community?

The community of Otematata in Waitaki began their CLDP partnership in 2019. You can have a look at the CLDP page on their website to watch video updates and read the community plan they developed.

Click this link to have a look!