Draft Community Engagement Policy

Published on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 3:27:01 PM

The Draft Community Engagement Policy outlines the purpose, principles and approach to community engagement to be taken by the Shire of Corrigin when communicating and seeking feedback from Community members. The Policy is underpinned by some key principles set out in the Shire's Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027. These principles will help in achieving the Shire's mission of providing leadership, direction and opportunities for the community involvement including:

  • Respecting the points of view of individuals and groups;
  • Building on existing community involvement; and
  • Encouraging community leadership.

This policy will assist the Shire of Corrigin to make informed decisions which reflect the interests and concerns of people in our community and those impacted by those decisions.

These core values of community engagement include and understanding that:

  1.  People who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision making process.
  2.  The public's contribution will influence the decision.
  3. Sustainable decisions recognise and communicate the needs and interests of all participants, including decision makers.
  4. Community engagement seeks out and facilitates the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a decision.
  5. Input from participants is sought in designing how they participate.
  6. Information is provided on how they need to participate in a meaningful way.

View the Draft Community Engagement Policy here

Please provide comments by 5pm 31 July 2020.

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