Written in consultation with peer reviewers with experience in community engagement, this document:
- outlines the basic principles of a successful community engagement strategy
- highlights practical lessons on community engagement from the peer review process
- highlights through a number of cases studies, local approaches which show evidence of success
Document provides some excellent local case studies of what can be achieved when local agencies harness the goodwill and input of their communities.
Evidence shows that a good community engagement strategy will result in people having the confidence in their local council and community partnerships, but this can only be achieved through a strategy that includes all people.