Murray River adopts a policy of engagement
The Murray River Council has adopted a new policy of community engagement, another step in the development of new internal processes to better connect with customers.
The policy describes how the Board plans to implement engagement practices and work towards open and active relationships with the community.
Murray River Council Mayor Cr Chris Bilkey said the council is always looking to improve the way it engages with residents.
âLooking at policies like this is a good way to remind ourselves of our engagement responsibilities so that we are in a better position to inform and consult when important projects arise; whether it’s high-level plans or the day-to-day planning that matters.
“Ultimately, the goal is for the Council’s plans, policies and programs to better reflect the interests and concerns of the community, and this is really about open and transparent engagement and improving our organizational capacity.” in this space. “
Cr Bilkey said the review was timely due to the upcoming development of a new community strategic plan.
The Community Strategic Plan (PSC) is the 10-year plan that outlines the aspirations of the community and the long-term vision of the Murray River Council. The PSC informs about the programs and services that the organization provides in the short term.
âOnce reached 2022, this council will undertake a significant engagement across our region to ensure that we truly capture the desires of our residents in planning services and projects for years to come. “
âWe want you to connect with us and have a say in the implementation of this plan, so watch this space,â Cr Bilkey said.