Draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework

Community Engagement

Council's draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit has been released for public comment.

Council is committed to undertaking genuine, purposeful engagement with our community to reflect our diverse communities views, aspirations, and experiences.

The Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) has an increased focus on embedding robust community engagement practices into Council’s strategic planning and decision making.

The Community Engagement Policy outlines the Council’s commitment to encourage civic participation and identify the needs of the community through the use of deliberative, effective and inclusive engagement practices.

The policy, in conjunction with the Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit, will guide community engagement across the organisation to support decision-making, build relationships and strengthen communities.

Download the Draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit(PDF, 1MB)

Download the report presented to Council at the Finance and Operations Committee meeting on 27 October 2021.(PDF, 188KB)

View the draft the Draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit public notice on our website.

To provide written feedback on the policy, complete the form below, send an email to council@benalla.vic.gov.au or post your submission to Benalla Rural City Council, P O Box 227, Benalla  Vic 3671.

Submitters will be identified in a public report to the Council on submissions received. This information will become part of the public record. If you do not wish to be identified, please indicate this in your submission.

Submissions closed on 5pm Thursday 25 November 2021

Key Dates

Date

Description

Thursday 25 November 2021

Closing date for submissions

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Hearing of Submissions on draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Consideration of Submissions on draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Adoption of Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit