Community consultation for the Community Engagement Review is now closed. Thank you to all community members who participated.
From the consultation Council received:
- Sixty-one completed online surveys (including one written submission)
- Five hundred and eighty-nine page views for the online forum
- Fifteen ideas submitted to the online forum with 31 likes and 12 comments
Key themes that emerged from the results included:
- 95 per cent of respondents will engage with Council on decisions that are important to them such as decisions around infrastructure/services and strategic plans.
- The most popular methods of engaging with respondents included surveys, online interactive platforms and informative measures (such as e-newsletters, social media and newspapers)
- Suggestions to make community engagement activities more inviting included to articulate how their say made a difference, changing the culture, consider new methods (i.e., Zoom), holding more workshops, keep interactions online or anonymous and taking part in community activities
- Feedback for the draft policy focused on accessibility, including a dedicated place for engagement activities to be advertised (including an e-newsletter or online engagement hub) and making a commitment to provide community members with assistance to understand the material that is provided to them for them to be able to comment.