20 September 2019
Bega Valley Shire Council has prepared a draft Community Engagement Strategy, which sets out our commitment and engagement principles.
Manager Community Connections, Anne Cleverley, says the strategy aims to make it easier for people to have their say.
“People will be able to have their say in a variety of ways, be confident their voice has been heard, and get feedback on how their input has been reflected in Council decisions and actions,” Ms Cleverley said.
The strategy will enable the community to participate in the decisions and projects that shape our natural, built, economic and social environments.
Through effective engagement, Council is better able to understand varied points of view, make informed decisions, and provide services that respond to community needs and aspirations.
A draft Community Participation Plan, which forms a subsection of the draft Community Engagement Strategy, clearly explains how local people can engage with planning matters.
Council is currently seeking feedback on the draft Community Engagement Strategy. To have your say go to www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/HaveYour Say. Submissions close on Monday 21 October at 5.00pm.
Photo: Have Your Say on the draft Community Engagement Strategy.