Our approach to community engagement


What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have the right to be involved in the decision making process. It enables good governance and informed decision making.

Our approach

Port Stephens Council is committed to involving our community in activities that actively shape and influence the future of the area.

Council benefits from positive consultation with its community and other stakeholders. The process facilitates better access to and understanding of information, increased participation, raised awareness and strengthened community.

Port Stephens Council developed a community engagement policy that integrates across all council departments. It is at the core of any decision making process.

Reviewed and updated in 2015, this policy continues Council's commitment to community engagement.

It is based on the principles that:

  • Good decisions are based on information and views from many sources; and
  • The people of Port Stephens have the right to access information, provide feedback, be consulted and actively participate in planning and decision-making.

We encourage and welcome your input and suggestions. Let your voice be heard and have your say!


What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have the right to be involved in the decision making process. It enables good governance and informed decision making.

Our approach

Port Stephens Council is committed to involving our community in activities that actively shape and influence the future of the area.

Council benefits from positive consultation with its community and other stakeholders. The process facilitates better access to and understanding of information, increased participation, raised awareness and strengthened community.

Port Stephens Council developed a community engagement policy that integrates across all council departments. It is at the core of any decision making process.

Reviewed and updated in 2015, this policy continues Council's commitment to community engagement.

It is based on the principles that:

  • Good decisions are based on information and views from many sources; and
  • The people of Port Stephens have the right to access information, provide feedback, be consulted and actively participate in planning and decision-making.

We encourage and welcome your input and suggestions. Let your voice be heard and have your say!