You told us you wanted more opportunities to connect with Council and have your ideas and experiences understood and heard.
Community engagement is important to Council in connecting with the community to help shape and test ideas and support decision making.
The draft Community Engagement Policy, currently out for consultation, outlines what we think ‘good community engagement’ looks like and is supported by procedures that make sure the right steps and check points are in place to support good, planned and consistent community engagement practice.
Council’s Public Consultation Policy was last reviewed in November 2013.
Since this time, Local Government including the City of Playford has matured and learnt from its consultation practice to understand that engaging communities is broader than just public consultation.
The review of this policy as part of the ICAC Recommendations and Implementation program, has considered and reflected this to include a name change to Community Engagement Policy and standards on what good community engagement looks like for the City of Playford.
The Draft Community Engagement Policy and Procedure will help to strengthen and support Council in delivering contemporary and leading practice in community engagement and supporting meaningful engagement and connection with the community.
The draft policy, currently out for consultation, we think reflects how we can work together and engage with our residents and ratepayers to connect and build upon our community and city foundations.
We encourage you to take a look at the draft policy and provide your feedback via our online, downloadable or hardcopy survey by 5pm on Thursday 29 April, 2021.
You can have your say by:
If you would like to be part of the conversation through in-person small focus groups please let us know by completing the survey or contact us on 8256 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org