Caring for Our Community

Strong social networks are key to living in regional and rural areas and help to create a friendly and caring community. Scenic Rim strives to be an inclusive, caring and creative environment with healthy and active residents. Caring for Our Community programs support our aspirations for resilient communities and the recognition of outstanding achievements and fostering leaders of tomorrow.

  • Australia Day ceremony

Scenic Rim Regional Council's annual Australia Day Awards program is held in January to acknowledge the significant contributions made by individuals and groups to the community.

  • Caring for Our Community Practitioners Forum  25 February @ The Centre Beaudesert . Caring for Our Community Practitioners Forum is a one day Professional Development forum aimed at Health Care professionals, teachers, chaplains, councillors and community organisations that manage the health and wellbeing of our community.  During this Anzac commemorative year there may be many triggers for our community who have suffered a range of challenging experiences from PTSD to Anxiety, Depression, sudden change, loss and grief.  How do we best manage these challenges and what tools can we use to fill our emotional toolbox.
  • International Women's Day Breakfast

Scenic Rim Regional Council hosts an International Women's Day breakfast in March every year to celebrate and acknowledge the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  It is an occasion to look back at the struggles women have faced and the many obstacles we have overcome. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political background.

  • Youth Leadership Program

Council's annual Youth Leadership Program provides an opportunity for year 10 students from Scenic Rim High Schools to unlock their potential and become future leaders whilst also connecting with other students across the region.  Research shows that young leaders demonstrate higher career aspirations, increased self-esteem and improved high school completion rates.  The confidence, friendship and maturity that the youth leaders develop through the Youth Leadership Program is a measure of its success and demonstrates that the program is delivering a lot more than just a qualification in leadership.  The Youth Leadership Program is an important part of Council’s commitment to delivering relevant and appropriate projects focused on the needs of young people in the region.

  • Totems: a skill development program in performance and creative arts leading to an Indigenous Youth Theatre Ensemble celebrating heroes in our community and telling local Aboriginal stories. Presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council + Goat Track Theatre Co.
  • Peacemaking Forum Wed 5 August Facilitated by PACSIA a multi-faith discussion on how to manage conflict and create more peaceful communities
  • International Men's Day Dinner - Guest Speaker Fred Smith.  In November each year, Council hosts an International Men’s Day Dinner to celebrate the achievements and contributions of male leaders in our community.  This important event is also a time for us to raise awareness about men's health, including mental and emotional health, as so often men stay silent when times are tough.  Very often, it is expected that boys and men will display a stoic sense of strength no matter what the circumstance. Even in times of unimaginable tragedy we need to respectfully acknowledge the many diverse and important roles and responsibilities of men today.