Your City, Your Say - Draft Policy Consultation

This consultation has concluded.

Your City Your SayThe Draft Public Consultation Policy consultation is now closed.

The revised Policy outlines a contemporary set of guiding principles that underpin Council’s commitment and approach to community engagement, with the aim of guiding effective community engagement between Council and community.

You can have your say on the document by:

  • completing a survey;
  • commenting in the online forum;
  • asking staff a question online;
  • viewing the Draft Policy document in all Councils facilities; or
  • speak to a staff member at the Draft Policy display at Strategic Directions Report consultation event on 19 February, 6pm at Councils Administration Centre.

The revised Public Consultation Implementation Procedure is available for information purposes and provides recommended actions required to achieve the successful delivery of the Public Consultation Policy.

The Draft Public Consultation Policy and Implementation Procedure were developed with close consideration of: global trends, contemporary innovation in engagement practice, areas for improvement identified within the Consultation Evaluation project and the results of previous Your City, Your Say consultations.

Have your say today!

To date a total of 335 community members, the Mayor, 16 Elected Members and 61 Council Staff have contributed feedback to the Your City, Your Say project. We now need your feedback to finalise the policy.

Your City Your SayThe Draft Public Consultation Policy consultation is now closed.

The revised Policy outlines a contemporary set of guiding principles that underpin Council’s commitment and approach to community engagement, with the aim of guiding effective community engagement between Council and community.

You can have your say on the document by:

  • completing a survey;
  • commenting in the online forum;
  • asking staff a question online;
  • viewing the Draft Policy document in all Councils facilities; or
  • speak to a staff member at the Draft Policy display at Strategic Directions Report consultation event on 19 February, 6pm at Councils Administration Centre.

The revised Public Consultation Implementation Procedure is available for information purposes and provides recommended actions required to achieve the successful delivery of the Public Consultation Policy.

The Draft Public Consultation Policy and Implementation Procedure were developed with close consideration of: global trends, contemporary innovation in engagement practice, areas for improvement identified within the Consultation Evaluation project and the results of previous Your City, Your Say consultations.

Have your say today!

To date a total of 335 community members, the Mayor, 16 Elected Members and 61 Council Staff have contributed feedback to the Your City, Your Say project. We now need your feedback to finalise the policy.

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    Community consultation is about involving the community in decision making processes, which is critical in the successful development of acceptable policies and decisions in government, the private sector and the community (Local Government Association SA definition).

    Community consultation is about involving the community in decision making processes, which is critical in the successful development of acceptable policies and decisions in government, the private sector and the community (Local Government Association SA definition).

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    Key themes included in the Policy principles include: inclusiveness, mutual respect, representation, reaching out, shared responsibility and continuous improvement.

    Read on for more detailed information on the principles.


    The following guiding principles underpin the City ofCharles Sturt’s Public Consultation Policy and approach to community engagement:

    Inclusiveness — Inclusive and accessible engagement processes will provide clearly stated and relevant information that, supports mutual deliberation and invites active participation in Council policy development, planning and decision-making.

    Mutual respect — Providing respectful and safe engagement spaces, where everyone values, listens and learns from each others perspectives which will lead to strengthened mutually beneficial...

    Key themes included in the Policy principles include: inclusiveness, mutual respect, representation, reaching out, shared responsibility and continuous improvement.

    Read on for more detailed information on the principles.


    The following guiding principles underpin the City ofCharles Sturt’s Public Consultation Policy and approach to community engagement:

    Inclusiveness — Inclusive and accessible engagement processes will provide clearly stated and relevant information that, supports mutual deliberation and invites active participation in Council policy development, planning and decision-making.

    Mutual respect — Providing respectful and safe engagement spaces, where everyone values, listens and learns from each others perspectives which will lead to strengthened mutually beneficial relationships.

    Representation — Including diverse and representative perspectives into engagement processes will assist Council to achieve balanced decision-making and advocate on communities behalf.

    Reaching out — Providing more effective ways to reach out and involve citizens in planning and decision making processes will allow Council to move beyond established networks to tap into the significant knowledge and expertise residing within communities.

    Shared responsibility — Facilitation of genuine partnerships between Council and communities will inspire shared responsibility in resolving complex problems/situations and help achieve shared solutions.

    Continuous improvement — Integration of engagement evaluation practice will assist in achieving continuous cycle of improvement within Council policy development, planning and decision making.