Community Engagement Policy 2021

Adopted February 2021

Your feedback showed strong support for the engagement principles in the Policy:

  • transparency and Integrity
  • accountability
  • responsiveness
  • respect
  • fairness
  • Human Rights

Feedback also showed a strong desire for genuine approaches by Council when engaging with the community. Approaches important to the community included;

  • listening to community views
  • promoting projects broadly for greater awareness
  • allowing enough time for consultation
  • presenting expert data
  • providing online opportunities to take part
  • keeping community informed through the project stages
  • working collaboratively with the community
  • engaging in other languages

The outcomes report is in the document library.

We are reviewing our Community Engagement Policy. We want to hear your thoughts on how:

  • we should undertake community consultations
  • you would like to take part.

This Draft Community Engagement Policy is an overarching community engagement framework. It will guide Council on how we ask your views on a range of local priorities and the future of the community. Your views are important in informing Council decisions, projects, policies, plans and services.

This Draft Policy is informed by:

  • past community consultations
  • the Local Government Act 2020. The Act has Community Engagement as one of the five principles. The Act requires Council to adopt a community engagement policy on or before 1 March 2021.

The Draft Policy also aligns with:

  • Victorian Auditor General’s Officer Public Participation Principles
  • International Association for Public Participation.

Your feedback will help shape the way we make decisions about things that matter to you in Brimbank.




Quick Poll

How do you want Council to tell you about upcoming consultations? (Choose all that apply)

This poll has concluded.

  • Social media
    0% (0 votes)
  • Email
    71% (5 votes)
  • Community leader
    14% (1 vote)
  • Printed material (Posters/Flyers)
    0% (0 votes)
  • Brimbank City Council website
    0% (0 votes)
  • Star Weekly newspaper
    0% (0 votes)
  • Post
    14% (1 vote)
  • Other
    0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 7