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Not a Spectator Sport

Community Development Framework

This document has been developed by Meander Valley Council to clarify its commitment to community development and to map the work of its Governance and Community Services Department. It offers guiding principles, insights and a simple framework to support community development across wide service areas.

Not a Spectator Sport(7717 kb)


Stepping Stones Leadership Camp

Are you 12-25 years of age and up for a challenge?

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If you are interested in learning new skills, facing new challenges, building new friendships, becoming more involved in community, developing self-awareness, experiencing leadership and having lots of fun, then a Stepping Stones Camp is for you.

The camps are coordinated by Meander Valley Council who is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for young people. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Vicki Jordan, Youth Development Officer on 0400 155 690 or email

Camps are run three times a year and cater for different age groups. This event is drug and alcohol free.


  • Grade 6 - 8 Camp : Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 October

  • Grade 9 - 12 Camp : Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 October


University of the Third Age (U3A)

Meander Valley U3A is a self-help learning community for over 50 year olds. Its programs usually run in 6-8 week blocks and are often free. Visit the website for more information.

See program for lots of exciting activities: Reflexology, Social Tennis, French revisted, Painting, Yoga, Creative Writing, Walking for pleasure and much more....

U3A Class Program 2018(396 kb)

U3A - Newsletter - Term 1 2018(1673 kb)


Community Recreation Leader's Award (CRLA)

The Community Recreation Leaders' Award (CRLA) is a training program to develop the leadership skills of community volunteers aged 15 years and above. It offers a practical introduction to leadership in active recreation and is relevant to any ability, activity or setting.  It is designed particularly for those who have limited or no formal training. Participation involves 35 hours.

The CRLA has been developed through a partnership between the Department of Education, Sport and Recreation Tasmania and local government councils.

The cost per person is $50 - this is heavily subsidised.

CRLA Brochure

A CRLA program will run bi-annually subject to numbers. Expressions of interest are invited. For further information please contact or on 0400 155 690


Young Persons Strategy Statement

Meander Valley Council and the Department of Health and Human Services work in partnership to deliver a service to young people as outlined below: 

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