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How do you want to be consulted on Council issues?

Rather than us telling you how we will consult with you we want to hear from you as to how you want to be consulted with on important council issues.

TATIARA  DISTRICT  COUNCIL

HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE CONSULTED ON COUNCIL ISSUES?

 

Tatiara District Council is committed to open, accountable and responsive decision making which is informed by effective communication and consultation between Council and the community. However Council is struggling to obtain the community involvement that we need in the planning and decision making processes of Council.

In 2015 and 2016 we tried to consult with community members via community forums. The numbers who attended in Bordertown have been very disappointing:

  • Bordertown average attendance 18 members of public
  • Keith average attendance 29 members of public
  • Mundulla average attendance 20 members of public
  • Wolseley average attendance 15 members of public
  • Padthaway average attendance 10 members of public

 

Rather than us telling you how we will consult with you we want to hear from you as to how you want to be consulted with on important council issues.

Council recognises that effective public consultation requires a commitment from Council that the process:

  • recognises the right of the community to provide feedback on areas of interest to it,
  •  takes place early in the planning and decision making process - before a position is adopted,
  •  will tap into the local knowledge, experience and skills of the community,
  •  involves active listening on the part of Council, with all ideas and suggestions valued  and respected,
  •  clearly identifies Council constraints with regard to decision-making to the community,

 

Options for consultation include:

 

  •  A notice placed in a local newspaper circulating within the area of the Council, inviting written submissions
  •  Notices inviting feedback displayed at our Council Offices, libraries, Padthaway General Store, Mundulla and  Wolseley
  •  Notices inviting feedback displayed on Council’s website and Facebook site
  •  Special edition of  Council’s newsletter (Tatiara Talks)
  •  Media Releases
  •  Online surveys using Survey Monkey
  •  Community forums
  •  Talking to elected members
  •  Council reps going out and talking to relevant community groups
  •  Addressing Council meetings
  •  Collecting an e-mail contacts list and contacting those persons by email of forthcoming public consultations
  •  Staffed displays at major events like Keith Show, Mundulla Show
  •  Feedback forms
  •  Holding information sessions/briefings

We recognise that there is no one option that will suit everyone so we will need to use a number of different methods.

You can assist us by completing a short survey. It can be completed by clicking on this link:  Survey Monkey - Public Consultation Survey or by completing a hard copy at the Bordertown and Keith Council Offices or Libraries or at the Padthaway Store.

 Survey closes on 27th April 2017.

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