At Waratah-Wynyard Council Communication is at the core of everything we do. By having good communication and engagement practices and by encouraging open conversations and interactions on local issues we aim to improve our service delivery and help inform, empower and connect our community.
Council’s Communications and Engagement Strategy has been prepared to support Council’s Strategic Plan and is part of our commitment to encourage open, transparent and active relationships between the Council, staff and the community and to ensure we are working towards delivering best practice communications and engagement outcomes.
One of the guiding principles of the Strategy is:
‘We will listen to our community by facilitating open, respectful two-way communication in order to build trust, encourage feedback and increase stakeholder understanding and support. ‘
One strategy to achieve this aim was to develop a series of Community forums – where individuals could interact with Councillors and senior staff in a one-on-one setting in locations throughout the municipality.
These forums are known as Community Conversations.