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Community Engagement Strategy: Terms used

Terms used

Community Engagement
The processes through which the community and other interested parties are informed about and/or invited to contribute, through consultation or involvement, to proposals or policy changes relating to Council services, events, strategic plans, issues, projects and the like.

E-Engagement
Community Engagement carried out by electronic means.

Community
People who live, work, visit or invest in the Mosman Local Government Area. The community includes residents, ratepayers, State and Federal Government Agencies, non government agencies, the private sector, community organisations and groups, churches, schools and local government partners such as SHOROC and Shorelink.

Open Data
Public data not subject to privacy, security or privilege limitations that is made available for re-use in any accessible non-proprietary form.

Strategy
The use of the word “strategy” satisfies the foreshadowed requirements of the Department of Local Government through the proposed amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 which relate to Community Strategic Plans being accompanied by a Community Engagement Strategy.

Social media
Social media are primarily Internet and mobile-based tools for sharing and discussing information among human beings. The term most often refers to activities that integrate technology, telecommunications and social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and “building” of shared meaning among communities, as people share their stories and experiences. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM). (Wikipedia)

Social networks
On-line communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. (Wikipedia)

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