A network practitioners, academics and citizens interested community development formed in the 1970s as means of personal, social and community change.
The first biennial conference held in 1974 at East Brisbane provided the main way for people to connect and extend their networks with other practitioners across Queensland and Australia.
At the 1999 Greenmount Community Development Conference a proposal was put forward to establish a formal network and the idea was accepted. Thus "CD Queensland" came into being.
In late 2005 a Steering Group formed to grow the network and explore opportunities to increase the range of activities of what had become known as the CD Queensland Network. Today this group is known as the CD QLD Coordinating Group.
CD Queensland continues as an informal network of practitioners. Our activities are auspiced by other organisations when necessary.
Network members have formed alliances with scholars of CD at universities in South-East Queensland to offer seminars and support the biennial Community Development Conference held across the state.
CD QLD Coordinating group
This group continues to support activities such as seminars, conferences and information sharing.
The group is open to new members and promotes meetings and participation via this website and our Facebook page. To find out more contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (see below). The current Coordinating group members are:
Brisbane - Ann Ingamells (0422 136 785), Maggie Shambrook, Helen Betts, Peter Westoby, Dave Andrews, Richard Warner, Chris Mundy
Sunshine Coast - Tina Lathouras (0413 738 623), Howard Buckley, Tomas Passeggi
Cairns - Stuart Downs