Community engagement

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Get involved – Your Say Woollahra

Opportunities for our community to provide feedback and have a say take place throughout the year. You can get involved through our online community engagement platform.

Your Say Woollahra

Registration is free and easy, and you only have to register once to participate in any of the consultations that interest you. You can also follow consultations to see how they are progressing.

What is community engagement?

Community engagement plays an important role in making Woollahra a great place for residents and people who work in and visit the area.

It is a two-way process through which the community’s aspirations, concerns, needs and values help inform Council’s decision-making process.

Why does Council engage the community?

We value our community as a source of local expertise and actively seek community feedback. We ask for and listen to your ideas, feedback and concerns in order to make informed decisions that are in the best interest of the whole community.

When does Council engage the community?

There is a growing expectation that engagement will occur regardless of statutory requirements, so it’s important for us to be clear with you about when we will engage the community and when it is not appropriate to do so.

Council is committed to engaging the local community when developing plans, policies and programs, other than routine administrative and operational matters.

On matters that are not subject to statutory consultation requirements, Council may choose to not engage the community when we are confident we already have sufficient community feedback to proceed, have adopted a plan which is the result of community consultation or when we are bound by legal restraints.