About the Strategy
The purpose of this Strategy is to guide engagement practices with the local community and stakeholders when Council is developing its plans, policies and programs.
Objective 1 - Build capacity - Council will work closely with community, stakeholders and staff to create a culture of genuine and relevant engagement, both within our organisation and the community.
Objective 2 - Inform and involve - Council will create and promote inclusive opportunities for effective participation and collaboration for community members who live, work and play in Cumberland, and ensure our communities are engaged and informed.
Objective 3 - Accountable and transparent - Council will show how community and stakeholder participation was used to inform and influence decision making by closing the loop. Council will lead with integrity and encourage innovation.
Objective 4 - Continuous improvement - Council will implement a continuous improvement program, incorporating community and stakeholder input, to develop a more open and participatory Council.
For further information regarding the Community Engagement and Participation Strategy, contact Council on 02 8757 9000