It began with an idea

Communities in Control 2003 was the first ever Communities in Control Conference.

The conference drew an unexpected crowd of more than 1300; organisers had to change venues three times to accommodate the groundswell of interest.

Communities in Control 2003 kickstarted and embedded the principles that have dictated each annual conference since:

  • that for communities to survive and thrive, they must be in charge of their own destinies;
  • that communities must have the practical support they need to set their own priorities, design their own approaches, and create their own solutions; and
  • that when those first two principles are met, communities will be stronger, safer, healthier and more vibrant.

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