Council officers engaging at the market

Proposed Significance and Engagement Policy

The Council is consulting on the Significance and Engagement Policy and wants the community involved in the decision-making process.

The proposed Significance and Engagement Policy outlines how Council will engage with the community based on the significance or importance of an issue, proposal, or matter.

Once the Council determines how significant an issue, proposal or matter is, it can tailor engagement techniques to ensure communities are involved in the decision-making process

The proposed policy covers:

  • criteria to determine significance
  • at what level the community can expect to be engaged with, based on significance
  • the Council’s strategic assets
  • the Council’s engagement techniques


Head over to Council’s Have your Say page for more information and complete the online submission form.  You can also email your thoughts to

Consultation closes on Thursday 30 November 2017.

WDC Administrator

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