Whitehorse City Council

YourSay Whitehorse

Community Engagement findings

This report describes the Your Say Whitehorse community engagement program and the key findings from participant feedback.

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Community Engagement Program – Your Say Whitehorse

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.

Community Engagement findings

The pdf icon 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.

Consultations - Health and Welbeing

In March 2017 people who live, work, study and play in Whitehorse were invited to participate in the Your Say Whitehorse – Health and Wellbeing Survey. This year Council conducted a range of consultations to help plan public health and wellbeing priorities for the next four years with its partners and key stakeholders, in addition to those conducted in 2016. The 2017-2021 Whitehorse Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan will be finalised by October this year, with further public comment invited in September.

For further information please contact: Bronwyn Upston, Community Development Officer – Health and Wellbeing, Whitehorse City Council, telephone 9262 7527.