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Community Engagement Strategy

Community Engagement Strategy

Welcome to the Bega Valley Shire Community Engagement Strategy. This Strategy reflects Council’s commitment to encourage open and transparent relationships between Council and the community. Through effective engagement, we can work together to achieve the best outcomes for the broader community.

Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to working with the people of Bega Shire through service delivery, by planning for the future, and by embracing our adopted community vision:

By working together, the Bega Valley Shire community integrates quality of life, enterprising business, sustainable development and conservation of the environment.

Council invites our communities to participate in the decisions and projects that shape our natural, built, economic and social environments. This Community Engagement Strategy is central to Council’s community engagement framework, which aims to give the community a clear understanding of:

  • Council’s commitment to engaging with the community
  • How we will seek and respond to community input
  • The types of engagement that suit the various activities
  • How community input is utilised in decision making
  • How community involvement shapes our actions

This document integrates several of Council’s legislative requirements. It addresses requirements

under the Local Government Act 1993, particularly the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. It includes a Community Participation Plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and identifies how Council has incorporated the NSW Government’s Community Engagement Strategy for Crown Land established under the Crown Land Management Act, 2016.

Read it here: Community Engagement Strategy

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