This short film produced by Auckland Council and Rooftops Media highlights the work of residents in Waitakere and talks about the many amazing things that come out of local visions being acted on by local people. Community gardens, stream restoration, and play days for pre-schoolers in parks are some of the initiatives that are portrayed through interviews with the coordinators of these resident-led projects. The research on neighbourhood-led development is captured throughout the video with sound-bites from Inspiring Communities Auckland co-ordinator, Denise Bijoux.
CLD is a long term game. Momentum is assisted by getting some quick runs on the board. Others will join you when they see a difference is being made, and when they feel they have something to add.
Proactively engaging and enabling local people to be part of CLD action is key to CLD success.