Community Engagement Strategy

In 2014 Council engaged the services of local government specialist to evaluate Council’s community engagement practices, set long-term goals and develop a framework for resident involvement in decision making. This resulted in a strategy being adopted by Council in November 2014.

The Community Engagement Strategy is now 5 years old and due for review.

This coincides with an amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) which requires councils to prepare a Community Participation Plan for land use planning matters by 1 December 2019.

Minor changes have been made to the actions outlined within the strategy, a section inserted to address EP&A Act requirements and references updated.

Did we get it right?

It's now your turn to have a say about how we involve the community in our decision making processes.

Please take a look at the draft Community Engagement Strategy and associated report to Council before sharing your thoughts by 6 November 2019.

Share your thoughts

There are a number of ways to let us know what you think or ask a question:

  1. Complete a submission form
  2. Share your thoughts with others by writing in the suggestion box
  3. Use the 'Ask a Question' tab or read the answers we have already provided
  4. Give our Community Engagement Coordinator a call on (02) 4868 0861 or email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au


In 2014 Council engaged the services of local government specialist to evaluate Council’s community engagement practices, set long-term goals and develop a framework for resident involvement in decision making. This resulted in a strategy being adopted by Council in November 2014.

The Community Engagement Strategy is now 5 years old and due for review.

This coincides with an amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) which requires councils to prepare a Community Participation Plan for land use planning matters by 1 December 2019.

Minor changes have been made to the actions outlined within the strategy, a section inserted to address EP&A Act requirements and references updated.

Did we get it right?

It's now your turn to have a say about how we involve the community in our decision making processes.

Please take a look at the draft Community Engagement Strategy and associated report to Council before sharing your thoughts by 6 November 2019.

Share your thoughts

There are a number of ways to let us know what you think or ask a question:

  1. Complete a submission form
  2. Share your thoughts with others by writing in the suggestion box
  3. Use the 'Ask a Question' tab or read the answers we have already provided
  4. Give our Community Engagement Coordinator a call on (02) 4868 0861 or email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au


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