Community Engagement Policy and Framework

Community Engagement Framework

This framework builds on Council’s present community engagement practices and outlines the approach Monash Council has taken to shape community engagement in our municipality.

Every project is different, but we use our guiding principles and best practice planning and engagement tools to guide our efforts.  When members of the Monash community are consulted they can see how their contributions make a difference to the outcomes in their local neighbourhoods and wider municipality.

The framework demonstrates Monash Council’s commitment to:

  • A consistent community engagement approach for the City of Monash
  • Improving awareness and understanding of community engagement
  • Establishing the principles and definitions for engagement
  • Providing guidelines and a toolkit for planning and delivering community engagement

The framework applies to the projects and decisions you find on Council’s Shape Monash web page and is guided by the Monash Community Engagement Policy and section 55 of the Local Government Act 2020. It does not apply to community engagement processes that are prescribed by other Victorian legislation such as land-use planning applications or other Council processes such as service requests or complaints.

Community Engagement Policy(PDF, 975KB)

Community Engagement Framework(PDF, 974KB)

Read more about the policy consultation process, survey results, community workshops and timeline at Shape Monash - Community Engagement Policy