What is meant by community engagement?

Community engagement is the Council and the community working toward common goals through genuine relationships built on trust, good-will and respect.

Community engagement creates an active and informed dialogue that seeks an understanding of the views and aspirations of the community.

The City of Hobart seeks to take account of the views, needs, issues and aspirations expressed by the community and to balance these with other influences, such as legislation or budgetary constraints, to make informed decisions.

Why are we collecting views on community engagement?

This year we are reviewing our community engagement policy, processes and procedures.  The purpose of this review is to find ways to improve how we engage with the City of Hobart community.  We want to make sure that we are keeping you informed on the issues that matter to you and that we seek your views in a timely and genuine way.

It is important to us that we ask for your input in a way that suits you and that you have the information you need to contribute and understand how your feedback will be used.

What will happen with my feedback?

Following the conclusion of the engagement period, all feedback received will be compiled into a Council report.

This report will present the key feedback received on the Draft Community Engagement Framework, an updated framework based on that feedback and propose that the final framework be endorsed.  

It is anticipated that the report will be presented to Council in August 2018, the results of which will be posted on this site.