Help Shape Our Community Engagement Strategy

Kiama Council


Kiama Council has launched a program of pop-ups across the LGA and an online survey to allow the community to help co-design and revise our Community Engagement Strategy.

From now until the end of March, we’re inviting community members to chat and engage with us in person, we will be in lots of places, ready to listen and talk with you. If you are busy, you can fill out an online survey or email [email protected] to tell us how you’d like to engage with Council, and how Council can engage better with you.

We are coming to you, because we’d like to hear from all sectors of our community. We know we need to update our Community Engagement Strategy, and we are choosing to co-design this with you. Our existing document and approach is nearly 10 years old, having last been done in 2015, a lot has changed since then! We are changing too.

Rather than simply release a draft to public exhibition, we would like to include your views and ideas, straight into the draft as it gets developed using a co-design approach.

It’s all about changing how up how we do things, and genuinely shaping a culture of meaningful engagement with community and stakeholders. Working together, to achieve better and more sustainable outcomes for the region.

Council is keen to hear from a diverse range of voices in our community. We’re also talking to precinct groups and associations, committees of Council, the business community, government agencies, our own staff, and a range of other stakeholders. We would like to understand how people want to be engaged, when to share information, and how we can improve our communication on Council matters.

As well as asking the community to indicate how they’d like speak to and hear from Council, we’ll also be promoting our upcoming Growth & Housing Strategy in the next few months. Stay tuned for details on more ways to engage.

This month, you can chat to us across the LGA at locations including Kiama Downs, Minnamurra, Kiama, Jamberoo, Gerringong and Gerroa

Don’t miss you chance to get involved, come and talk with us, have a say and get involved. The community survey will close on 28 March 2024.

Council will use the community’s feedback to develop a draft Strategy, which will be released for public exhibition from mid-April to mid-May.

Take the survey

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