30 panel members have been recruited to represent community views on the future of car parking in Warragul’s CBD.
The panel members have been selected through a thorough recruitment process managed by Sortition Foundation, held independently of Council. Originally the aim was to recruit 40 panellists, however a strong representative cross-selection of the local community has been achieved with the final numbers.
The panel will play an important role in researching, discussing, deliberating and reaching a consensus on the community’s preferred solution to parking in the Warragul CBD. Ultimately, the panel will help Council determine how to make the most of current parking resources and plan for future parking needs.
Panel members will now participate in five in-depth discussion sessions over July and August to deliberate options and ultimately form a position on the best solution moving forward. The panel will provide that recommendation to Council to help inform their decision.
Each appointed panel member will receive a payment of $250 as thank you for their time.