Community Engagement Charter

The Community Engagement Charter is used to guide consultation when preparing or amending a designated instrument.

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 states that a Charter must be used to guide public participation in the preparation and amendment of designated policies, strategies and schemes.




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About this document

The Community Engagement Charter changes the way we carry out a community consultation. Previously, the process for notifying affected communities about developing or changing planning policy was rigid and restricted.

The Charter defines a more flexible and practical framework that will:

  • promote better planning outcomes that consider community views and wishes
  • establish trust in the planning process
  • help communities to understand the planning system.

New technology provides opportunities for more advanced interactive engagement with communities on the future they want with innovative use of tools such as 3D modelling and visualisation to help understand and manage challenges.