Engaging Glen Eira

This consultation has now closed. We appreciate those who took the time to provide us with feedback on the draft Community Engagement Policy. We're taking all feedback into consideration and are making changes to the Policy before it's adopted by Council later this month.


By understanding what is important to our community, we are able to make informed and transparent decisions about projects that affect our residents, rate payers, and local businesses. Our first Community Engagement Policy was adopted by Council in 2017. Recent advances in community engagement practice and the adoption of the Local Government Act 2020, which requires councils to adopt and maintain a commmunity engagement policy, have provided us with an opportunity to review our Policy.

The draft Community Engagement Policy is our commitment to delivering high quality engagement for our community. Everytime we have an important decision to make around strategic planning or policy development, we will first ask you and our community what you think. Importantly, we want to make sure that at every opportunity, we hear from a broad range of people so that we can be sure that the decisions we make are truly representative of Glen Eira.

If you have any issues, concerns or questions, please contact the Community Engagement Team via email cengagement@gleneira.vic.gov.au


This consultation has now closed. We appreciate those who took the time to provide us with feedback on the draft Community Engagement Policy. We're taking all feedback into consideration and are making changes to the Policy before it's adopted by Council later this month.


By understanding what is important to our community, we are able to make informed and transparent decisions about projects that affect our residents, rate payers, and local businesses. Our first Community Engagement Policy was adopted by Council in 2017. Recent advances in community engagement practice and the adoption of the Local Government Act 2020, which requires councils to adopt and maintain a commmunity engagement policy, have provided us with an opportunity to review our Policy.

The draft Community Engagement Policy is our commitment to delivering high quality engagement for our community. Everytime we have an important decision to make around strategic planning or policy development, we will first ask you and our community what you think. Importantly, we want to make sure that at every opportunity, we hear from a broad range of people so that we can be sure that the decisions we make are truly representative of Glen Eira.

If you have any issues, concerns or questions, please contact the Community Engagement Team via email cengagement@gleneira.vic.gov.au


  • We Asked, You Said, We Did

    We Asked

    Between 16 December 2020 and 3 February 2021, we sought community feedback on the draft Community Engagement Policy. We wanted to know whether community members were satisfied with promises set out in the draft and their thoughts on great community engagement.

    You Said

    We heard that great community engagement is about openness and transparency, being as inclusive as possible and actively listening to the community. Overall, the community were satisfied with the promises set out in the draft Policy.

    We Did

    We amended wording of the Policy to state we will actively listen to the community and be inclusive in our approach by providing information in other languages where possible. We included examples where we might advocate on behalf of the community.

    Council adopted the Policy at its meeting on 23 February 2021.