We are listening – Council calling for residents to have their say

The City of Casey has launched a city-wide Community Engagement survey to understand the when, where, and how people want to comment on local matters and projects.

Chair of Administrators Ms Noelene Duff PSM said this information will help form the engagement policy, which will give residents a greater say in Casey’s future.

“Council’s Community Engagement Policy will guide the way we will seek local views on topics and initiatives to ensure we understand the needs of Casey’s diverse communities.”

“Community feedback is vital to plan the projects and services Casey needs.

“In fact, recent changes to the Local Government Act include the requirement for all Councils to embed community engagement in the development of their long-term strategic direction,” Ms Duff said.

Since the removal of Casey’s Councillors in February, the new Panel of Administrators have promoted the need for fair process and transparent governance. Council meetings are live-streamed on social media, where community feedback and petitions are regularly discussed.

“On behalf of the Panel, we see the urgent and clear need to understand and respond to the concerns of our diverse communities,” Ms Duff said.

“COVID-19 restrictions currently present some challenges in the ways we can reach our community, however, we are committed to continue public participation wherever we are able. The new Community Engagement Policy will ensure that we are keeping up the two-way communication with community members and can better respond to their changing needs.”

Tell Council how, when and where you want to respond to local issues and matters by taking the quick survey.

The Community Engagement survey is online, translated in the top five languages and responses are confidential.

Your views are important. Your voice matters. Be part of the conversation.

Go to conversations.casey.vic.gov.au

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