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Community Engagement Policy review

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Community Engagement Policy review

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Community Engagement Policy review


The Community Engagement Policy was adopted in 2021 in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020. We are now reviewing this policy.

Following the adoption of the policy, the council has undertaken more than 40 consultations ranging from the new Council Plan, draft budgets, playgrounds, land sales and strategies and plans.

This review focuses on the policy and its principles and asks the community their perceptions, experiences and opinions of our community engagement. We are interested in your feedback on the effectiveness and appropriateness of our community engagement and consultation activities. 

Our Community Engagement Policy outlines five principles and our commitments for community engagement. Please see the document library for the principles and the commitments.

  • Each process will have a clearly defined objective and scope
  • Participants will have access to objective, relevant and timely information
  • Participants will be representative of the persons and groups affected
  • Participants will receive reasonable support to enable meaningful and informed engagement
  • Participants are informed of the ways in which the community engagement process will influence council decision-making.

It's important to remember that community engagement is not the sole determinant in a decision-making process. There are many other stakeholders and factors that need to be taken into consideration. Some of these are shown in the chart pictured. 

As part of this consultation, the council is hosting a community focus group to inform the review. The group will meet twice – at the start and end of the consultation – and consider all viewpoints in providing feedback. 

You can provide feedback via a submission, through our survey or in-person. A report on the review will be presented to councillors in December.

December 20, 2022

A report was presented to the December council meeting. You can view the report here.

An update to the poilicy will now be drafted and presented to the community for feedback in 2023. 

November 7, 2022

This consultation has now closed. A report will be provided to the December council meeting.

October 7, 2022

Registrations for the community focus group have opened. Register here.

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

  • Inform

    Community members have access to information that is accurate, relevant, appropriate, easy to access and easy to understand

  • Consult

    Seek and receive the views of community members on issues that directly affect them or in which they may have a significant interest

  • Involve

    Enable community members to influence the development and evaluation of policies, programs and services

Document Library
  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between October 10 and November 4, 2022

  • Under review

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.

  • Final report

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed. The project team will report back on the key outcomes.

Who's Listening
Wodonga Council

Community Engagement

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