In early 2018, Council drafted a new Public Consultation Policy and undertook an initial round of community consultation on the draft Policy. Following receipt of public submissions, Council amended the draft Policy to address a number of comments and concerns.

Given the extent of changes made to the draft Public Consultation Policy, Council undertook a second round of community consultation in May - June 2018. Round Two consultation has now concluded and following further consideration of submissions, Council adopted its new Public Consultation Policy on Monday 23 July 2018.

Council's Public Consultation Policy articulates the steps that Council intends taking under the Local Government Act 1999 in relation to public consultation. The new policy replaces the former Public Consultation Policy and Public Consultation Implementation Procedure.

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