City of Darwin's Community and Cultural Services Department undertakes a broad range of community development projects. These include advocacy, project coordination, facilitation such as the current scoping of the youth leisure precinct and providing community grants and community infrastructure.
The Community Service Teams facilitate a wide variety of programs including community and public art projects, facility and program partnerships, development and enhancement of recreational and community facilities, family and children's service programs, seniors events and activities as well as youth services and community and disability advocacy.
Community and Cultural Services’ staff provide support to organisations that develop and provide recreational services, cultural development, services for children, youth and families. Staff convene and resource a number of advisory committees including the Disability Advisory Committee, five Sister City Community Committees, the Arts & Cultural Development Advisory Committee and the Youth Advisory Group. Each group plays an important role in providing advice to Council regarding their respective speciality areas. Staff can also assist in facilitating community connections with residents who may need some help getting in touch with community services. Council strives to be responsive to the changing needs of the community and frequently seeks community comment and feedback when undertaking new projects or developments. For further information contact the Community and Cultural Services Department on 8930 0409.