This website aims to provide local governments with the information, tools and support to consult effectively. Effective consultation is a fundamental component of a new drive in Victoria to further engage communities in local decision-making processes.
Local governments can strengthen their confidence, capacities and connections through engaging their communities. A key tool to achieve this is effective community consultation and, through this, genuine engagement.
The Victorian Local Governance Association and the State Government believe that effective consultation in local decision-making leads to genuine community engagement and improves the quality of local governance in Victoria. With the introduction of Best Value Victoria local governments are now required to develop a program of regular consultation with their community in relation to the services they provide.
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