This report describes the Your Say Whitehorse community engagement program and the key findings from participant feedback.
In 2016, Whitehorse City Council embarked on one of its most comprehensive community engagement programs, Your Say Whitehorse. The first round of the campaign (conducted between 16th November and 20th December 2016) provided a range of avenues for engagement with the community and was designed to help build and inform two key strategic and legislated documents, the Council Plan 2017-2021 and the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021.
During the five week Your Say Whitehorse community engagement process, residents, visitors, community groups, employees, stakeholders and local businesses were invited to provide feedback by participating in various community engagement activities ranging from completing a survey (in person, in writing or online), to attending a community workshop, visiting a pop-up event or going online to the Your Say Whitehorse discussion forum/website.
The Community Engagement Findings Report 2017 (1.62MB) describes the engagement program and the key findings from participant feedback in this first round.
Your Say Whitehorse provided Council a greater opportunity to understand the Whitehorse community and their needs and expectations of Council. We would like to thank the community for participating in this engagement program and for sharing your thoughts in terms of where we are now, where we want to be, and how we will get there.
Council is now interested in hearing more about the health and wellbeing of the people of Whitehorse to help plan public health and wellbeing priorities for the next four years with its partners and key stakeholders. The 2017-2021 Whitehorse Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan will be finalised by October this year.
People who live, work, study and play in Whitehorse are being invited to visit the Your Say Whitehorse website to provide feedback by completing a quick and easy survey at http://yoursay.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/healthandwellbeing.
The Your Say Whitehorse survey is one of a number of ways Council is talking to the community about their health and wellbeing priorities. The integrated Whitehorse Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan will have a number of Council’s social plans embedded into it and as a result, targeted engagement activities are also being conducted to inform the development of the Plan.
Paper surveys are available from any of our three service centres, or on an individual basis by mail on request. The survey runs until the end of March 2017.
For further information please contact: Bronwyn Upston, Community Development Officer – Health and Wellbeing, Whitehorse City Council, telephone 9262 7527.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: email@example.com