Community Engagement Policy and Strategy

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Background

Whatever your connection to Waverley, we want to make sure everyone who wants to have their say on a Council project is able to, and that you're kept in the loop as projects progress.

We have taken your feedback from our last consultation period in 2019, as well as what you have told us about engagement from all other Council projects, and developed a draft Community Engagement Policy and Strategy.

These documents explain how Council makes decisions, sets out our commitments to you, and outlines the what, when and how we will engage you for different types of projects.


What does each document do?

The Community Engagement Policy (CEP)

Sets the guiding framework for engagement, provides clarity on what Council defines engagement as, outlines how we will conduct engagement, and what our roles and responsibilities are.

The Community Engagement Strategy (CES) and Community Participation Plan (CPP)

Sits underneath the CEP. The CES provides more in-depth information about when and how the community will be informed and can be involved in projects. The CPP has a similar purpose, specific to local planning matters.


Are we on the right track? Let us know by:


Need assistance?

We are committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you. If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us on 9083 8167 or communications@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Other helpful contacts include:

  • 131 450 to speak with the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
  • 133 677 TTY/voice calls
  • 1300 555 727 Speak & Listen
  • 0423 677 767 SMS relay


Please note: All information provided as a submission may be public as part of an attachment to the Consultation Summary Report (with your name and contact information removed). If you wish your submission to be fully redacted and not public, please let us know.


Background

Whatever your connection to Waverley, we want to make sure everyone who wants to have their say on a Council project is able to, and that you're kept in the loop as projects progress.

We have taken your feedback from our last consultation period in 2019, as well as what you have told us about engagement from all other Council projects, and developed a draft Community Engagement Policy and Strategy.

These documents explain how Council makes decisions, sets out our commitments to you, and outlines the what, when and how we will engage you for different types of projects.


What does each document do?

The Community Engagement Policy (CEP)

Sets the guiding framework for engagement, provides clarity on what Council defines engagement as, outlines how we will conduct engagement, and what our roles and responsibilities are.

The Community Engagement Strategy (CES) and Community Participation Plan (CPP)

Sits underneath the CEP. The CES provides more in-depth information about when and how the community will be informed and can be involved in projects. The CPP has a similar purpose, specific to local planning matters.


Are we on the right track? Let us know by:


Need assistance?

We are committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you. If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us on 9083 8167 or communications@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Other helpful contacts include:

  • 131 450 to speak with the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
  • 133 677 TTY/voice calls
  • 1300 555 727 Speak & Listen
  • 0423 677 767 SMS relay


Please note: All information provided as a submission may be public as part of an attachment to the Consultation Summary Report (with your name and contact information removed). If you wish your submission to be fully redacted and not public, please let us know.

Consultation has concluded
  • Need assistance?

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    19 Aug 2019

    Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would like information supplied in another language or format please call 02 9083 8919 or contact the Communications and Engagement team on communications@waverley.nsw.gov.au

    Other helpful contacts include:
    • 131 450 to speak with the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
    • 133 677 TTY/voice calls
    • 1300 555 727 Speak & Listen
    • 0423 677 767 SMS relay

  • Survey Closed

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    09 Nov 2020
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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us how we can improve how we engage with the Waverley community.

  • Ideas closed

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    09 Nov 2020
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    We have captured your ideas on how we can make our engagement activities more accessible. These will inform the draft Strategy.

  • Community Participation Plan for Local Planning

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    09 Nov 2020

    Due to recent changes to the EP&A Act, Council must develop and adopt a Community Participation Plan (CPP) by December 2019. The Plan will clarify the role of community participation in local planning matters. It will do this by outlining how and when Council will involve the community and receive input across various planning processes and decisions.

    The draft CPP will be on public exhibition from 18 September to 18 October 2019. You can view the draft Plan and make comment here.

    The CPP will form part of Council’s suit of Community Engagement documents.