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.
Throughout late 2016 and early 2017 people who live, work, study and recreate in Whitehorse were invited to participate in a range of consultations to help Council plan public health and wellbeing priorities for the next four years with its partners and key stakeholders. Along with a detailed analysis of the available evidence on Whitehorse’s health and wellbeing and an assessment of national, state and local policies, the comprehensive community engagement process and consultation with key stakeholders informed the establishment of health and wellbeing goals and those priority groups and actions that should be undertaken to work towards them. The priorities for action include those in which Council and their partners are well established and others that are developmental.
The draft Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 is now available for written public comment. Council invites residents, visitors, community groups and professional stakeholders to comment on the draft plan.
You can access a copy of the plan here (1.52MB) or visit your local Whitehorse Council Service Centre for a hard copy. Comments can be submitted by:
Written submissions about the draft Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 are invited until 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Hard copies of the draft plan are available at:
The Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 will be finalised in October this year.
For more information contact Bronwyn Upston, Community Development Officer, Health & Wellbeing, on 9262 7527.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org