Local Logic Place worked in close partnership with Buloke Shire staff and the municipality’s communities to research and develop the Buloke Shire Council Municipal Early Years Plan. The Plan recognised budgetary constraints, the practicalities of service delivery into small rural communities and complexities of operating in an LGA where multiple key service organisations (such as health services) intersected the area.
With these factors in mind, partnership, integration and long-term sustainability were central to the Plan. Likewise, was the need to ensure a plan that honoured and supported the important early years population that chose to live and work in the Buloke Shire communities. The changing demographic profile of these communities, including increasing levels of socio-economic disadvantage, was a critical factor in the Plan’s development.