Have your say
"Led by a Council that effectively represents the community"
- Shellharbour City CSP 2013-2023
Council is committed to building partnerships with a range of stakeholders, and is seeking greater engagement with the community.
We continue to find new ways to engage with our community and refine the process to make it easier and more accessible for everyone.
How can I get involved?
Have your say Shellharbour - Our online engagement portal is open for your comments on various projects and activities undertaken by us.
Public exhibition - From time to time Council places documents on public exhibition to inform the community about a particular project, plan or proposal.
Council meetings - Council meetings are held every third Tuesday, in the Council Chambers.
Council has embarked on the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
that will guide priorities for improvements to services, facilities and activities between 2017 and 2020. People can contribute by completing our online survey.
Ideas Box -
The Ideas Box is a project space that provides the community with access to a variety of engagement tools, designed to empower the community through the encouragement of meaningful, active community engagement and participation. Visit the Events page for up and coming Ideas Box events.
Webcast - Council meetings are webcast so you can view proceedings live from a PC and mobile device.
Councillors are elected by their local community to represent community views on council, provide leadership and make sure local needs are met. They do this by directing a council’s affairs, allocating resources for the benefit of the local area, developing policies and reviewing the council’s performance in relation to delivering services and other matters.
Social Media - Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and like us on Instagram
Council's engagement framework
Our community engagement framework consists of:-
Community Engagement Policy - This policy provides the foundation upon which all community engagement processes will be developed.
Community Engagement Toolkit - The toolkit provides guidance to staff about appropriate methodologies and identifies expected practice standards to be incorporated in all engagement activities.
This framework exists to provide a best practice approach for community engagement and to help achieve the objectives set out in the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).