There are a number of benefits from having a Community Engagement Strategy, including:

  • commits Council to be open and accountable
  • helps Council plan services better to meet community needs and aspirations
  • helps Council prioritise services and make better use of resources
  • allows broader range of views to be expressed and more information to be assembled prior to making decisions
  • enables Council and the community to work together to achieve balanced decisions
  • offers opportunities for residents to contribute to and influence outcomes which directly affect their lives
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