Community engagement and public participation in Moreland
We've heard you tell us we need to look again at how Council engages and consults with the community.
Moreland City Council believes that all people should be able to contribute to their community and city, and that all voices should be heard. We are making changes so that you can make contributions about things that are important to you, and in a way that will make a difference.
Now is your opportunity to have your say on the changes Council is making to the way we engage on issues that are important you.
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, and worked together with the Reference Group, Council staff and Councillors to develop a new draft Community Engagement policy (PDF 373Kb).
The draft policy commits Council to more communication, more invitations to participate, and consistent ways to have your say. It also explains how and why community engagement helps Council make decisions that are the best possible outcome for all, rather than the interests of a few.
A draft Framework has also been developed, to provide tools to support implementation of the policy into the future.
Have your say
Whether you have engaged with Council in the past, or not, your thoughts will help.
You can submit your thoughts and ideas on the draft Community Engagement policy (DOC 169Kb).
You can also view the Community Engagement one page overview (PDF 47Kb) which provides a summary.
We also welcome all feedback on the draft Community Engagement framework (PDF 1Mb) as a guideline for implementing the commitments in the draft policy.
In particular we would like to hear from you on:
- What issues would you like Council to engage with you on?
- How would you like Council to engage with you on these issues?
Feedback closes at 5 pm on 16 November 2018.
If you have a disability that prevents you from writing to us or you would like us to send you a copy of the draft policy and framework documents, please contact Council by phone on 9240 1111.
Submit your feedback
Submit your thoughts and ideas on the draft Community Engagement policy and framework using the form below, or by uploading a document.
Your feedback will be taken into consideration as part of finalising the Engagement Policy and the Engagement Framework. A report will be presented to Council, which outlines the feedback received and ask for Council to formally adopt the policy.
If you prefer to submit ideas in a hard-copy letter, please send by mail to Community Development Programs Coordinator, Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland, Victoria 3058.
For any other questions or suggestions please contact the Community Development Programs Coordinator on 9240 1111 or email Council engagement.