Many local governments are grappling with the issue
of ensuring that their consultation approaches reach all relevant
groups in their communities. How do you ensure that the only
respondents to consultations aren't "the usual suspects"?
This section gives some hints about reaching out to some
of the groups who have often not been successfully included
in consultation processes. Information is contained about
consulting with the following groups:
This material has been compiled in consultation with key
organisations who work in or with these communities.
We acknowledge that this is just a start and that there
are a variety of individuals and groups in our communities
which feel shut out of local decision making or unsure as
to how to make a contribution. We are also collating case
studies which reflect a variety of situations where a broad
range of people or specific groups have been engaged. Click
here for examples.