Community Participation Policy

The existing Clarence City Council Community Participation Policy 2010 was developed in accordance with the Strategic Plan 2006-2011 to actively engage the community in Council’s activities and issues and to increase awareness and participation in community affairs and events.


The Community Participation Policy provides a framework for consultation with the community.



The purpose of the Community Participation Policy is to involve the community in decision making and improve understanding between Council and the Clarence community. The objectives are to:

  • Increase understanding  between Council and the community
  • Ensure that Council services are provided in a way that is consistent with the community’s values and priorities
  • Improve the decision making capacity of Council
  • Increase accountability and transparency to the community for Council decisions
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for the community to participate in the decision making process.

The methods of community participation are consistent with the International Association of Public Participation Spectrum.


Policy document

For a copy of the  Clarence City Council Community Participation Policy: Community Participation Policy Community%20Participation%20Policy (214 kb)

Council is currently undertaking a review of the policy.