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Community Engagement Policy

The Community Engagement Policy is a formal expression of Council’s commitment to engaging with our community and understanding the different views, experiences and expertise our community has to offer. Our community and stakeholders play a vital role in shaping the City of Maroondah and we consider community engagement to be an essential component of good governance and leadership.

Council is committed to engaging effectively with its community in a meaningful, accountable, responsive and equitable way. This policy outlines Council’s position, role and commitments to ensure community engagement is integrated into Council activities. This policy is supported by a comprehensive Community Engagement Toolkit designed to guide Council officers in the effective planning, implementation and evaluation of community engagement activities.

Engagement principles

Council’s approach to community and stakeholder engagement is guided by the community engagement principles set out under Section 56 of the Local Government Act 2020 and includes:

  • A community engagement process must have a clearly defined objective and scope.
  • Participants in community engagement must have access to objective, relevant and timely information to inform their participation.
  • Participants in community engagement must be diverse and representative of the persons and groups affected by the matter that is the subject of the community engagement.
  • Participants in community engagement are entitled to reasonable support to enable meaningful and informed engagement.
  • Participants in community engagement are informed of the ways in which the community engagement process will influence Council decision making.

Community Engagement Policy 

Community Engagement Policy  (pdf, 2MB)

Current consultations

To view our current consultations, visit our Your Say Maroondah website.


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