Community engagement and public participation in Moreland

Hands in the air

There has been strong demand from the Moreland community for better communication and more involvement in Council decision making.

In response, Council is reviewing the way it engages with community.

In 2018, Council established a Community Reference Group, comprised of expert community members. Council worked together with the Reference Group, staff and Councillors to develop a new draft Community Engagement policy.

Have your say

The draft Community Engagement Policy was released for public consultation from 16 October – 16 November 2018. Feedback closed on 16 November 2018. All feedback was taken into consideration as part of finalising the Policy.

A Consultation Summary Report (DOC 150Kb), summarising the feedback received was presented to Council at its meeting on 12 December 2018.

Next steps

The new Community Engagement and Public Participation Policy (DOC 271Kb)  (PDF 194Kb) was adopted by Council at its meeting on 12 December 2018.

An Implementation Plan (DOC 152Kb) (PDF 394Kb) (PDF 394Kb) has been developed which outlines the changes we plan to make, to improve the way that Council engages with the Moreland community.

A Framework (PDF 1Mb) has been drafted and is being further developed, to provide tools to support implementation of the policy into the future.

Further information

For any other questions or suggestions please contact the Community Development Programs Coordinator on 9240 1111 or email Council's Engagement Team.

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