Maitland Your Say
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
Council has developed a Community Engagement Framework that guides how, what, when, where and why we will engage with the community. The Community Engagement Framework includes a Community Engagement Policy and a Community Engagement Strategy and Action Plan.
The community engagement principles highlight Council's commitment to engaging with the community when decisions are made or problems to solve, where appropriate. The community engagement principles are:
Informative and transparent - we will provide the community with the information they need to participate
Inclusive and accessible - we will make it easy and fair for everyone potentially affected by a decision to participate.
Proactive and timely - we will provide regular opportunities for the community to participate and engage before the decision has been made.
Meaningful and genuine - we will listen to our community and consider their input as part of decision making
Flexible and responsive - we will use community feedback to design our engagement activities.
Reported - we will tell the community how their input affected the decision.