Draft Community Engagement Policy Consultation

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Consultation closes at 5.00pm Friday 29 November 2019.


Project Overview

Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Policy.

This policy outlines Clarence City Council’s commitment and approach to community engagement to assist the council in its decision making.

We are seeking input from the community on our draft Community Engagement Policy to gauge community support for the policy and to identify any gaps that may need to be further considered.


Project Information

The draft Community Engagement Policy will replace our existing Community Participation Policy once adopted by council.

The draft Community Engagement Policy aims to:

  • Demonstrate accountability and transparency in council’s community engagement practices;
  • Empower decision makers through appropriate community engagement;
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for the Clarence community and stakeholders to contribute to council information gathering and decision-making processes;
  • Enhance community knowledge about how council operates, including its decision-making process within the scope of council’s various roles and functions;
  • Enable council to make appropriate decisions by considering the impacts on its communities and stakeholders, and by seeking to balance both short and long term competing interests;
  • Build confidence in decisions made by council;
  • Be clear when the council is the ultimate decision maker; and
  • Fulfill council’s statutory and fiduciary obligations in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.

The policy aligns with:

  • City of Clarence Strategic Plan 2016-2026 (and any successor to that plan);
  • Customer Service Charter;
  • Aldermen Code of Conduct;
  • Privacy Policy;
  • Guide to Planning and Community Engagement; and
  • International Public Participation Principles.


Draft Community Engagement Policy


This policy is supported by an operational document, Guide to Planning for Community Engagement, located in the Document Library.


Have Your Say

Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Policy by:

  • Completing the survey below; and/or
  • Sharing any ideas to improve the policy on our ideas board and/or liking other ideas shared on the board.

Your feedback will help council finalise our draft policy.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm Friday 29 November 2019.


Project Overview

Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Policy.

This policy outlines Clarence City Council’s commitment and approach to community engagement to assist the council in its decision making.

We are seeking input from the community on our draft Community Engagement Policy to gauge community support for the policy and to identify any gaps that may need to be further considered.


Project Information

The draft Community Engagement Policy will replace our existing Community Participation Policy once adopted by council.

The draft Community Engagement Policy aims to:

  • Demonstrate accountability and transparency in council’s community engagement practices;
  • Empower decision makers through appropriate community engagement;
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for the Clarence community and stakeholders to contribute to council information gathering and decision-making processes;
  • Enhance community knowledge about how council operates, including its decision-making process within the scope of council’s various roles and functions;
  • Enable council to make appropriate decisions by considering the impacts on its communities and stakeholders, and by seeking to balance both short and long term competing interests;
  • Build confidence in decisions made by council;
  • Be clear when the council is the ultimate decision maker; and
  • Fulfill council’s statutory and fiduciary obligations in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.

The policy aligns with:

  • City of Clarence Strategic Plan 2016-2026 (and any successor to that plan);
  • Customer Service Charter;
  • Aldermen Code of Conduct;
  • Privacy Policy;
  • Guide to Planning and Community Engagement; and
  • International Public Participation Principles.


Draft Community Engagement Policy


This policy is supported by an operational document, Guide to Planning for Community Engagement, located in the Document Library.


Have Your Say

Have your say on our draft Community Engagement Policy by:

  • Completing the survey below; and/or
  • Sharing any ideas to improve the policy on our ideas board and/or liking other ideas shared on the board.

Your feedback will help council finalise our draft policy.