Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan - DRAFT

Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 24 September 2019 resolved to place on exhibition a Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan.

The Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan have been prepared to provide a consistent approach and best practice approach to on-going and meaningful engagement with our communities and stakeholders. The Draft Community Participation Plan specifically targets engagement on land use planning matters.

The aim of the Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan is to expand on consulting with communities about policies, land use planning, input into the design of community facilities and a range of other council activities.

The objectives of the Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan is to:

  • Guide Council staff, and those undertaking engagement on behalf of Council, in how to plan and deliver quality and inclusive engagement.

  • Guide Council on when and how community engagement should occur, who should be engaged, and how outcomes should be reported on issues or decisions for which Council is responsible for.

  • Strengthen relationships and increase engagement with the community, local business, community groups and other stakeholders.

  • Invite the community to participate in land use planning and provide guidance for how the community can have a say on different types of land use planning documents on a general scale or on a site-specific scale.


The Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan are on public exhibition from Friday 4 October to Monday 4 November 2019, 8:30am to 5pm at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor and may be also be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or by completing the online submission form below up to close of business on Monday 4 November 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Council's Director of City Planning on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 24 September 2019 resolved to place on exhibition a Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan.

The Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan have been prepared to provide a consistent approach and best practice approach to on-going and meaningful engagement with our communities and stakeholders. The Draft Community Participation Plan specifically targets engagement on land use planning matters.

The aim of the Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan is to expand on consulting with communities about policies, land use planning, input into the design of community facilities and a range of other council activities.

The objectives of the Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan is to:

  • Guide Council staff, and those undertaking engagement on behalf of Council, in how to plan and deliver quality and inclusive engagement.

  • Guide Council on when and how community engagement should occur, who should be engaged, and how outcomes should be reported on issues or decisions for which Council is responsible for.

  • Strengthen relationships and increase engagement with the community, local business, community groups and other stakeholders.

  • Invite the community to participate in land use planning and provide guidance for how the community can have a say on different types of land use planning documents on a general scale or on a site-specific scale.


The Draft Community Engagement Framework and Draft Community Participation Plan are on public exhibition from Friday 4 October to Monday 4 November 2019, 8:30am to 5pm at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor and may be also be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or by completing the online submission form below up to close of business on Monday 4 November 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Council's Director of City Planning on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.