City Edge conducts many forms of community/cultural engagement. Engaging with the community creates important opportunities for dialogue.
City Edge’s community/cultural engagement activities can:
Community/cultural engagement allow City Edge to understand community/cultural views. This helps to:
City Edge’s community/cultural engagement program gives you the opportunity to have your say and stay informed on a range of activities.
Through the engagement process, the community can:
This policy outlines City Edge approach to effective community/cultural engagement and informed decision making.
To encourage community and cultural confidence, City Edge is committed to engaging effectively with the local community to strengthen relationships, build community/cultural capacity and facilitate transparent decision making. Effective community/cultural engagement activities should be consistent, planned, coordinated, accessible and inclusive.
City Edge’s community/cultural engagement is underpinned by the following key principle statements:
Effective community/cultural engagement provides a range of information, opinions and evidence to guide decision making and enhance City Edge’s ability to respond to community/cultural, it is not designed to replace the decision making responsibilities of City Edge. There is a wide range of levels of community/cultural engagement including; informing, consulting, involving, collaborating and empowering. The level of community/cultural engagement can be determined by a range of legislative, cultural, social and economic considerations and influences. City Edge works with communities to identify the most appropriate engagement methods, working to continually improve relationships and outcomes when:
City Edge’s community/cultural engagement can include communicating with the community, consulting on specific projects or proposals, involvement in the community and cultural planning process and collaborating with the community to make decisions. Staff and managers maintain a visible presence in the community to support effective community/cultural engagement.