Civics and Citizenship Task
The Scenario – a hypothetical situation (not real)
An extensive parcel of land is for sale in Wulkuraka (Haggarty’s Field, opposite WestMAC) and the owners are considering multiple offers, but they are concerned about the future of the area. The owners would like to see the land benefiting the people within the community.
The majority of the land is undeveloped with a natural landscape, i.e. open fields, surrounded by trees, and an abundance of flora and fauna (including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas).
Local Business Park and Community Park Solution
community centre where young people are offered free driving and road safety lessons, free bike lending and repair, support centres for drug and alcohol clinics and support centres for family violence
facilities for start-up companies and entrepreneurs
career, training and professional advice agencies
retraining programs, including computing, for the elderly
business mentorship programs for young entrepreneurs
computer programming training centres for school leavers—Digital Revolution.
Cost: $15 million to get it set up.
Jobs: 800 jobs while it is being built.
Other: 10 jobs on maintenance and in businesses.
Financial return: $1 million from rent and the establishment of new businesses.
Social benefit: Covers many groups.
Environment: Mostly buildings, some open space.
Fast Food Solution
a good meeting place for kids
providing much needed jobs
stopping people trashing the block
generating some waste, rubbish or run-off into the creek.
Cost: $0 as financed by the chain.
Jobs: 30 during building.
Other: 24 after establishment, most for young people.
Financial return: $1 million per year in rates.
Social benefit: Some spin-off businesses will be created and some small competitors closed down.
Environment: Mostly building and car park area.
Consider the Options Table to complete using the ‘Community Benefits Criteria’
Economic Benefits Social Benefits Environmental Benefits
Option 1: Local Business Park and Community Park Solution
Option 2: Fast Food Solution
Which is your preferred proposal?
Create an Inquiry Question that reflects and represents your investigation. Analyse the information provided about your proposal provided above.
Describe the positive and negative parts of the development in the table below
Positive parts to the Development Negative parts to the Development
Complete further research to determine the impact on the local and extended area.
(This may be positive and negative)
Design and create a campaign advertisement using a meme, slogan, image, etc, using CANVA, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.
Plan your ideas in this section.
Create an accompanying paragraph describing and explaining the proposal and the impact it will have on the community.
Explain (Explain and describe why and how the proposal will impact the community):
Evidence (Explain and describe with detailed evidence who in the community will be impacted by the proposal, the impact it will have on the environment of the community and how the entire community will be impacted by the proposal):
Linking sentence (Finalise your paragraph with a final statement that states the proposal, the location and one major impact the proposal will bring to the community):
Many members of the community are for and against the proposed development.
Explain how the community members could express their feelings and ideas about the proposed change, making recommendations of the most suitable actions if they were supporting the plan or if they were against the plan.
What could people do to express their support for the plan? What could people do to express their opposition or dislike for the plan?
Create an inquiry question that reflects and represents your investigation. Analyse the information provided about your proposal provided above.
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