Social Plans

The Social Plan 2005 was developed in response to the Local Government (General) Amendment (Community and Social Plans) Regulation 1998 that requires all Councils in New South Wales to develop a Social or Community Plan every five years. Local Government is also required to provide an annual summary of activities recording its implementation of the Social Plan within the Access and Equity statement of the Management Plan.

Social planning is considered to be a vital corporate tool to provide Council with a strategic planning framework to guide Council in the provision of appropriate and accessible services and facilities to meet the social needs of people within Ryde in a fair and equitable manner. 

The aim of the Social Plan is to increase accountability, guide the future development of the community and assist effective partnerships with other Government and non-Government agencies.

The Social Plan is a product of a systemic process that identifies community need, prioritises actions and develops programs, projects and activities to deliver outcomes that will enhance the well-being of the community.

To date the process has involved over 1100 residents in focus groups and social research. 

Aboriginal Needs Paper - December 2005 (PDF 2.0 MB)
This paper explores the issues affecting Aboriginal people in Ryde. It includes a brief Aboriginal history of Ryde that is an abstract from the paper Wallumedegal - An Aboriginal History of Ryde written by Keith Vincent Smith. Recommendations focus on building relationships, Aboriginal cultural heritage and social needs of Aboriginal people including employment, education, health, housing, children, families and young people.

Children's Needs Paper - September 2004 (PDF 2.1 MB) 
This needs paper highlights the main issues affecting the families with children in Ryde, identifies their needs and makes  recommendations to address the unmet needs.

Chinese Speaking Community - March 2008 (PDF 738 KB)
A brief community profile and needs analysis

Community Profile
A community portrait of Ryde compared with Sydney.

Cultural and Linguistically Diverse People's Needs Paper November 2004
This paper focusses on the needs of people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. It provides a brief demographic description showing the diversity of people who live in Ryde, an assessment of needs and includes a number of recommendations intended to assist in addressing those needs.

Korean Speaking Community - March 2008 (PDF 476 KB)
A brief community profile and needs analysis.

Men's Needs Paper - June 2005 (PDF 2.1 MB)
This needs paper highlights the main issues affecting men. It identifies their needs and makes recommendations to address the unmet needs.

Older People's Needs Paper - September 2004 (PDF 2.3 MB)
This paper identifies the unmet needs and issues for older people living in the Ryde Local Government Area (LGA). The paper also presents a list of recommendations and strategies to address the identified needs for the older residents of Ryde.

People with a Disability Needs Paper - July 2005 (PDF 1.6 MB)
This paper explores the issues affecting people with a disability and their families/carers in Ryde. It is written within the social model of disability with a human rights perspective. Recommendations focus on the need to remove barrier that limit the participation or impinge on the rights of people with a disability in the Ryde community.

Social Plan 2000 Assessment - December 2005 (PDF 262 KB)
This is an assessment of the City of Ryde Social Plan 2000. It provides information on the implementation and effectiveness of the access and equity activities and recommendations in Social Plan 2000 as well as the methodology.

Social Planning Framework 2005 - 2010 - February 2006 (PDF 360 KB)
This Framework includes all the recommendations from the Needs Papers – Social Plan 2005, Children, Older People, Young People, Cultural & Linguistically Diverse People, Women, Men, People with a Disability and Aboriginal People. To assist the implementation process and to action recommendations made in the Social Plan 2005, the Social Planning Framework correlates issues, identifies strategies, prioritise’s recommendations and determines budgetary requirements.

Women's Needs Paper - June 2005 (PDF 2.2 MB)
This needs paper provides a demographic profile of women who live in Ryde. It highlights the main issues affecting women, identifies their needs and makes recommendations to address the unmet needs.

Young People's Needs Paper - September 2004 (PDF 1.9 MB)
This paper provides a demographic description and assessment of the needs of young people in the area and also includes a number of recommendations that are intended to assist in addressing them.

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