Lockyer Valley community development report

Between 2013 and 2015, the Commission worked intensively with the Lockyer Valley community: building strong relationships with the community and key stakeholders, and helping them work together to tackle human rights concerns. The concerns identified included: racism and racial vilification; the need for formal English language classes; exploitation of seasonal farm workers; and provision of unsafe accommodation for seasonal farm workers.

The report, Start somewhere, go anywhere ;: how a community development approach worked in a government setting , was produced by staff from the Community Engagement team, and

  • –examines how we applied a strength-based, capacity-building, and participatory community development approach to engagement with the Lockyer Valley community;
  • –illustrates some of the positive outcomes achieved; and
  • –reflects on some of the challenges in this approach.

Access the Start somewhere, go anywhere report.