Community Engagement Policy

Six people looking at pictures on the ground showing different imagesHume City Council is developing a new Community Engagement Policy. We heard your views about how Council undertakes community consultation and engagement, and how you want to participate. . Find out more in the FAQs.

We are interested in hearing from all community and stakeholders, regardless of whether you have or have not taken part in consultation before.

How could people get involved?

There were many ways to contribute to the project. People could start by looking at a consultation infographic to find out what the community has told us about how well Council is consulting and engaging the community in Council decision making.

They could use the activities below to tell us what they thought and could participate in as many activities as they liked.

Green icon of surveySurvey
An online survey was available asking how people want to be engaged, and what we can do to make it easier for the community to participate.

A random telephone survey of Hume residents will also be undertaken during June and July 2020.

Purple circle with two speech bubbles insideOnline Discussion Forums
People could tell us about their experience of community consultation, and what they thought could be done differently or better. They helped us define what engagement looks like in Hume and could read and comment on what others think.

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Online Workshops
Two online workshops were available to give face-to-face feedback to Council Officers.

Workshop 1: Wednesday 22 July (6pm - 8pm)
Workshop 2: Thursday 23 July (10am - 12pm)

Green circle with tick insideQuick Polls
Two quick polls were available so we could hear what people thought was most important when Council engages, and how they would like to be involved.

Feedback closed on Friday 31 July, 2020.

Six people looking at pictures on the ground showing different imagesHume City Council is developing a new Community Engagement Policy. We heard your views about how Council undertakes community consultation and engagement, and how you want to participate. . Find out more in the FAQs.

We are interested in hearing from all community and stakeholders, regardless of whether you have or have not taken part in consultation before.

How could people get involved?

There were many ways to contribute to the project. People could start by looking at a consultation infographic to find out what the community has told us about how well Council is consulting and engaging the community in Council decision making.

They could use the activities below to tell us what they thought and could participate in as many activities as they liked.

Green icon of surveySurvey
An online survey was available asking how people want to be engaged, and what we can do to make it easier for the community to participate.

A random telephone survey of Hume residents will also be undertaken during June and July 2020.

Purple circle with two speech bubbles insideOnline Discussion Forums
People could tell us about their experience of community consultation, and what they thought could be done differently or better. They helped us define what engagement looks like in Hume and could read and comment on what others think.

Blue circle with picture of computer monitor with icon of person inside
Online Workshops
Two online workshops were available to give face-to-face feedback to Council Officers.

Workshop 1: Wednesday 22 July (6pm - 8pm)
Workshop 2: Thursday 23 July (10am - 12pm)

Green circle with tick insideQuick Polls
Two quick polls were available so we could hear what people thought was most important when Council engages, and how they would like to be involved.

Feedback closed on Friday 31 July, 2020.

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    Great community consultation happens when participants have a positive experience and Council hears a mix of opinions and experiences that can inform the project or decision being made.

    Community consultation isn't just about attending a workshop or filling out a survey, although this is important. We want to understand what is important to you from when you first hear about a project, all the way through to when the outcome of a project is announced.

    Tell us in the forum how we can make community consultation a positive experience for community and Council:

    • What does it look like when community consultation is done well?
    • What does it feel like when community consultation is done well?
    • What is important to you when you participate in a consultation?
    • What information do you expect at different project stages? 
    • What is important at different stages of a project?
    • What could Council do better or differently to create a great consultation experience?
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    Is there anything else you'd like to share about Hume City Council's approach to community consultation?

    • What are we doing well?
    • What could we do better?
    • Is there anything we're not doing, but should be?