Engaging with our community a top priority

Published
14 Dec 2020
Well Governed Council
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Manningham Council is always looking for new ways to engage our community and in January will host a community forum on Zoom to listen to feedback about our Draft Community Engagement Policy.

Recently appointed Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon invites the community to attend the forum to discuss the Community Engagement Policy and share their ideas regarding community engagement.

“We’ve released our Draft Community Engagement Policy and want to hear your feedback,” Cr Conlon said. 

“Engagement is at the heart of what we do at Manningham. The new 2020 Local Government Act makes engagement with the community even more important.

“Our forum on 13 January provides the opportunity for our community to review and discuss the Community Engagement Policy and to tell us how they want to be engaged. 

“As detailed in our draft Policy, from this year we will be undertaking deliberative engagement on our major strategic documents: the Council Plan, Asset Plan, Ten Year Financial Plan, Community Vision and any new or changing local laws.

“Deliberative engagement is authentic engagement that requires participants to critically consider information, community needs and perspectives, and weigh up competing demands in order to determine preferences for resolving public policy questions.

The Draft Community Engagement Policy also includes the role of the Manningham Mayor in leading engagement on our major strategic documents.

  • When: 13 January 2020 at 7.30pm
  • Where: The forum will be held online. Details will be sent to you when you register.
  • Register: Register online via eventbrite.

If you can’t attend the forum you can find out more and have your say on our website.