Hepburn Shire Council
All Victorian Councils are required to develop a community engagement policy, Community Vision, Council Plan (incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan). Changes to the Local Government Act in 2020, increased community engagement expectations for councils, driving Hepburn Shire Council to engage Projectura to support a comprehensive community engagement and strategic planning project.
With over 1,400 touch points of participation, the process involved deliberative engagement with a panel of 40 randomly selected community members, public engagement focused on public health and wellbeing and other broader community engagement activities.
With the support of council staff, Projectura then used the community feedback to inform the development of drafts of the Community Engagement Policy, a 10-year Community Vision and the 4-year Council Plan, incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for Hepburn Shire Council.
This comprehensive engagement project resulted in Hepburn Shire Council’s medium and long term plans, which were adopted in October 2021, being strongly informed by community aspirations and values.
How can we help?
The Projectura team is always up for a challenge and is ready to project manage, engage with the community, develop strategic plans or guide you through funding applications. We are your go-to for whenever you are time poor or lack the specialist expertise. We support our clients throughout all the stages of their work with the community.