Bass Coast,
13
April
2015
|
02:21
Australia/Melbourne

You Talk, Council Listens

There are many reasons and situations where Bass Coast Shire Council seeks community input and involvement.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said community representatives and organisations play an important role in communicating between Council and local interests.

“Your experience and views will help us understand how Council can improve our community engagement processes,” Cr Brown said.

“Is Council engaging with people in the right way on the right issues? Can we listen better? Is anyone missing out? Are we using feedback appropriately? Are we allocating the right resources to its consultation activities?

“Your opinion matters,” Cr Brown continued.

“The experiences and ideas collected will help Council staff and Councillors develop stronger processes for working with the community and informing the decisions that impact on our Shire.

“It will help us understand how you like – and expect – to be involved in decision making.”

All members of the community are invited to share their views about how Council communicates, what could be improved and what works well.

You can do this by attending one of the open community forums at:

  • Wonthaggi – Thursday, 30 April from 3.00pm to 5.30pm at Wonthaggi Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Inverloch – Tuesday, 28 April from 10.00am to 12.30pm at the Inverloch Hub, 16 A’Beckett Street
  • Cowes – Saturday, 2 May from 10.00am to 12.30 pm at Cowes Shopping Centre (in front of Woolworths) 117-133 Thompson Avenue

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions or you would prefer to have your say online visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/engagement.

For more information contact Council’s Project Officer, Margaret Ryan on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.