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To get started with your great idea, it’s always useful to find out:

  • what services or activities your community already has that may relate to your great idea
  • what needs are not being met, and why
  • if your community, hapū or iwi already has any goals or plans that may relate to your idea.

Connecting with others and building relationships as you explore will help to build support for your idea and establish the strengths and assets that exist in your community, hapū and iwi to support you to work towards achieving your idea.

Rebecca’s great idea led to many changes for her and her community.

In December 2014, local resident Rebecca met with Roskill Together staff to raise concerns about pedestrian safety on May Road, Mt Roskill.

By applying community-led development principles, Roskill Together helped Rebecca to succeed in getting a signalised pedestrian crossing installed on May Road - a fantastic outcome from a successful community campaign led by a local resident. Watch the video to find out more.

Mt Roskill was one of four communities that agreed to work in partnership with Community Operations to pilot the Community-led Development approach over five years.

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