Find your voice

Tell us how you want to work with us!

We'd like to know more about your interest in local governance including the development (or review) of policies, local laws, plans, projects, strategies and services.

Your feedback will help everyone work together better for the future of the City of Melville. Voting in an election is good, voting in a local election is better but public participation is best.

Your voice can make a difference and create change.

Tell the City where to go

The Community Survey has now closed, thank you for telling us how you want to work with us.

If you have registered for the Focus Group, you will be contacted via email.


Background

Background

The Stakeholder Engagement Strategy identifies a clear commitment to engaging with residents and other stakeholders in ways that are fair, meaningful and that lead to better democracy.

The Strategy has three main goals:

  • To increase levels of public participation in local governance in ways that complement the decision-making role of the Council;
  • To increase community understanding of the processes of local governance including the roles and responsibilities of citizens, the Executive and Council; and
  • To increase elected member involvement in and promotion of stakeholder engagement processes for the purpose of good governance.

About the consultation

This consultation follows on from an earlier stage of engagement to develop a Draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. The details of what happened can be found at the Creating a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy page.

As we move into the implementation phase of the strategy, it's important to understand more about your interest in local governance including the development (or review) of policies, local laws, plans, projects, strategies and services.

We are contacting a random sample of City of Melville residents and ratepayers by email. The campaign is also being promoted on social media and through signage.

There are two opportunities for community participation:

  • On Melville Talks, people will be able to participate in a community survey to tell the City how they want to work with us. This part of the consultation will begin on Monday, 4 February and finish on Friday, 15 February.
  • By registering their interest in being part of a Focus Group. Registrations can be found at the end of the survey.

The results from the Community Survey will be used to inform the City about your interest in local governance and provide direction on how we can achieve the goals of the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy.

As the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is implemented there will be further opportunities to participate. Any feedback provided by the community will be shared on Melville Talks.