One of the main objectives of this site is to try and find ways to help Councils help themselves by making it easy for them to collaborate & share information with each other. Another opportunity for collaboration is between Councils and their communities. The Australian Community Wiki Network has been set up with this in mind. It will be a place for community, sporting & other groups to tell their communities where they are and what they do, and to share information with other similar groups around Australia. It is a work-in-progress at this point in time, with only a dozen or so wikis created so far, but hopefully with time it will become a good resource for Australian communities, and possibly a neutral place where councils can interact and consult with their ratepayers. For now if you belong to a community or sporting club of some description, why not give it a visit, and give your group a free plug?
This is a good idea. (I do not know where you find the time).
However, it should have it own Wiki with its own relevant headings and not be part of the LGAM Wiki.
It could reference the LGAM Wiki but to get the community involved (and others) it would need to be separate and have its own identity and its own structure.
It would also need to be marketed and managed diligently (and you know how time consuming this can be).
In summary, good idea but wrong driver and wrong set up.
I agree with everything you say. It isn't a part of the LGAM Wiki, and it does have its own identity & structure.
It is a big, big project, so there is no way I will be able to do it all by myself, but I have been trying to work on it a little bit each night, with a view to getting a framework in place. Once the framework is in place, I will try and develop the Bundaberg wiki as an example of what other communities can do, but it from there on I will be relying on people & community groups in other areas to grow it. I would have thought there would be quite a few groups & businesses that would be interested in a bit of free advertising and networking opportunities, but I guess only time will tell.