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Putting community first in Wellington Shire

Issued: 
December 17, 2020

Wellington Shire Council is committed to giving every local a say on the decisions and issues that matter to them. So they are reviewing their Community Engagement Strategy and are calling on community members to have their say on how future engagement should be undertaken.  

The review gives Wellington residents and ratepayers a chance to assist in the creation of a draft community engagement strategy, aimed at improving the way Council informs, involves and consults with the people of Wellington.  

It is about finding ways to improve engagement with community members and ensuring that views are heard in a timely and genuine way.  

Council will aim to ensure that every resident is provided with the information needed to contribute and understands how feedback will be used. This will include community drop-in sessions, where locals can discuss the Community Engagement Strategy and Policy and its review.  

One-hour online sessions will be held Thursday 28 January, 7.30pm and Tuesday 2 February, 10am. One hour, in-person sessions will be held: Friday 29 January, 10am, Port of Sale (Carang Carang Room) 70 Foster St, Sale; Monday 1 February, 4pm, Yarram Library, 156 Grant St, Yarram; Thursday 4 February, 5pm, Maffra Library, 150 Johnson St, Maffra. Register at cwadmin@wellington.vic.gov.au for a webinar login and/or COVIDSafe requirements for in-person sessions.  

At the end of the consultation period, Council will provide a summary of feedback, present recommendations for improvements, then determine changes that should be made. The consultation period closes Thursday 4 February 2021.  

For more information, please contact Council's Acting Manager Community Wellbeing, Bodye Darvill on 5142 3082 or email bodyed@wellington.vic.gov.au, or visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/engagementstrategy.

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