The first community workshop was held on the evening of 7 December 2017 at the offices of the City of Greater Bendigo on Lyttleton Terrace. There were 29 participants from the Bendigo community, and 5 facilitators from the CRCWSC. This workshop served to introduce the project to a largely new set of participants, as well as begin the narrative building and envisioning process. The first major activity for participants involved identifying key moments that have shaped Bendigo’s water story, whether in the form of changes to technical systems, developments in policy, programs or laws, environmental events, community trends, or personal milestones.
Envisioning started with a group discussion of what participants loved about Bendigo, then explored the possible futures for Bendigo through a creative activity involving writing newspaper headlines to accompany a profile of Bendigo. These headlines were either positive and desirable, or undesirable and were grouped into themes by the facilitators as they were submitted. The final activity of the workshop involved expanding on the positive thematic vision statements of the previous activity with annotations regarding what the daily experiences of living in this image of the future might be.
IRP1 Workshop 1 (Community) in Bendigo: Narrative building and envisioning
Date: 7 December 2017
Time: 17:00 – 20:30
Location: City of Greater Bendigo on Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo
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