About Australian Community Futures Planning

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Australian Community Futures Planning was founded in March 2020 by Bronwyn Kelly, author of By 2050: Planning a better future for our children in 21st Century democratic Australia.

ACFP is an independent non-profit entity established for the purpose of encouraging greater participation by Australians in planning their long term future within a 21st century democracy.


ACFP has no affiliation with any political party inside or outside Australia. It receives no political party funding and no funding from any source other than in-kind commitments from volunteers.


From 2020 until at least 2022 ACFP will be in start-up phase, pursuing a range of alliances with willing participants in local government, the progressive media, open-minded progressive activist community associations, relevant university institutions, specialist centres of excellence, think tanks, peak environmental groups, scientists, economists, Indigenous and human rights advocates, and statisticians.  These alliances are being sought for the purpose of collaborative community futures planning via the use of quality National Integrated Planning & Reporting - National IP&R.  

Click here to find out more about ACFP's start-up program for establishment of an Alliance for National IP&R.  


About the Founder of ACFP

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Bronwyn Kelly is a former Australian public sector professional with thirty years’ experience in the Senior Executive Service of state and local government in NSW (1984-2014). Her experience traverses government sector reform, policy development, profitable management of government commercial trading enterprises, utilities operation, environmental and scientific management and integrated long term community strategic planning. She has held senior positions in Sydney Water, Australian Water Technologies, the NSW Government Cabinet Office, and in the 1980s was a senior policy advisor to a state government minister in NSW. As a Director of Corporate and Technical Services in local government for fifteen years from 1999, she pioneered innovative and best practice implementation of Integrated Planning & Reporting – a legislated form of community futures planning operating in local government in several states of Australia. In By 2050, Dr Kelly adapted that experience so that Integrated Planning & Reporting can be used by any and all Australians to create their own national community futures plan.

Dr Kelly's PhD is from Sydney University in 1985 in history of systems of thought. Her doctoral thesis was The Textual Mandate: the authorisation of the logic of deterrence in Western philosophy, an exploration of humanity's fear of death and extinction in the nuclear age.

​Dr Kelly is an Honorary Professional Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney* in the Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

* ACFP is not operated for or on behalf of UTS. It is an independent entity.

    UTS has no responsibility for the activities of Australian Community Futures Planning.

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Support and volunteering at ACFP

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ACFP is run by contributions of expertise from volunteers including:

  • Dr David Kelly, the Executive Director, Editorial and Production,

  • Sean Kelly, Data Analyst and Public Health Strategist, and

  • Dr Bronwyn Kelly, Founder.

For inquiries regarding internships, contact Dr Kelly at info@austcfp.com.au