Community Building Resources

The following resources are available to you so you can share your ideas and engage with your community. If you'd like to directly get in touch with the Community Development team, please click here. or phone (02) 6123 4450.

Resource Library

The program has established a Resource Library at the Denman Village Community Centre, which is available for Communities at Work staff, volunteers, sector workers and community members.

These books are available for loan (up to 4 weeks), please contact the CD program and advise the book you wish to borrow and collect. If you require the book for a longer period please contact the team to discuss extension options. 

  • The Transition Companion:
    Making your community more resilient in uncertain times.
  • A Pocketful of Leadership in the ACT
  • A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities
  • FISH! Omnibus:
    A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
  • Community Conversations:
    Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills, and Passion of Community
    Organizations, Governments, Business, and People
  • Human Rights.
  • Neighbor Power:
    Building Community the Seattle Way
  • Community:
    The Structure of Belonging
  • Community Development in an Uncertain World:
    Vision, Analysis & Practice
  • The Art of Belonging:
    It’s not where you live, it’s how you live
  • Building Community:
    Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future
  • The University & Urban Revival:
    Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets
  • Rekindling Democracy
  • Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook
  • Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants
  • The Kindness Revolution
  • The Well Gardened Mind
  • Retrosuburbia – The Downshifters Guide to a Resilient Future
  • Pests, Diseases, Ailmwnts and Allies of Australian Plants
  • Growing Good Food
  • Grounded -How connection with nature can improve our mental and physical wellbeing
  • Milkwood – Real skills for down to earth living
  • Costa’s World – Gardening for the soil, the soul and the suburbs
  • Sustainable Food
  • Hope is a Verb
  • The Little Prince
  • Grow Easy – Organic crops for pots & small spaces
  • Grow, Harvest, Cook
  • People & Permaculture (Revised Edition)
  • Start Where You Are
  • How to teach Nature Journalling
  • Belong
  • Tiny Victory Gardens
  • The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food
  • Nature Tonic
  • 365 Days of Art in Nature
  • The Bee Friendly Garden
  • The Connected Community
  • Everything and Nothing
  • Loose Parts – Inspiring Play in Young Children
  • The Little Veggie Patch Co.
  • The Joyful Frugalista
  • Dark Emu


My Community Building Idea 

Share your community building idea with us using our interactive form and send via email on 


My Community Building Idea


Neighbourhood Connection Cards

Help a neighbour out by running an errand for them or simply providing an ear to listen (over the phone). Our neighbourhood connection cards can help! Simply tick what you think you can do on the card and slip it through your neighbour’s door / mailbox or share it with them digitally. You can download our Neighbourhood Connection Cards , fill it digitally or print it yourself. You can also request the printed cards to be mailed out to you by emailing our community development team, to reach out and help your neighbours during self isolation. 

Neighbourhood Connection Cards

Video Resources 

A collection of video resources that support ongoing learning and inspiration.

Activities and Events

Our Community Development Program organises and supports events and activities that foster community building and nurture personal growth. Visit Community Activities and Events for more information and to stay up-to-date on current events or browse our past events.

If you have an idea for an event or activity you’d like to organise in your neighbourhood,  email the team today or message us on Facebook.



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