Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the community engagement survey.

Over the next week we will collate the responses and provide an update.

Nillumbik Shire Council wants to hear from you, our community, to help shape the development of our new Community Engagement Policy.

Our new Community Engagement Policy will guide how we ask for your views on a range of topics. This will help us understand what’s important to you when it comes to being engaged on Council decisions and how we can improve.

We are also fulfilling our obligations under the Local Government Act 2020, section 55 which requires local governments to adopt and maintain a community engagement policy in consultation with the community by 1 March 2021.

This survey aims to capture what we are currently doing well, and what you think needs to be improved. It is also an opportunity to bring in new ideas concerning how we engage with you on decisions that are important to you. In this survey, we talk about ‘engaging’ or ‘providing feedback’. By this we mean the times when you might respond to consultation opportunities provided by Council. This might be providing feedback on concept plans, long term strategies and policies, or having your say on other matters or decisions Council is making.

Council will provide updates to the community as the consultation progresses through the various stages.

The results of this survey will help us establish the ways in which community prefers to provide feedback and inform the process as we work towards the formal adoption of a Draft Community Engagement Policy.

Survey is now closed. Further opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Community Engagement Policy will be available in December and January.

Privacy notification

Nillumbik Shire Council is collecting your information for the purpose of informing the community engagement policy. The information collected will not be shared with third parties unless we are permitted to or required to by law. If the information requested is not provided or only provided in part, we will not be able to contact you to follow up on your interest in this program. You can access the personal information held by Council about you by contacting Council’s Privacy Officer 9433 3271 or by email