These methods are interactive in nature, often more intensive
and involve the exchange of information and input between
stakeholders and the commissioning organisation. This category
has been further divided into two sub-groups:
Traditional: The traditional sub-group includes
conventional methods that have been used over time and often,
such as questionnaires and public meetings.
New and innovative: The new and innovative sub-group
methods have been developed more recently and are becoming
more widely used, such as charettes, community cultural
development techniques and e-consultation.
Information has been compiled by the VLGA and the Local
Government Division from key practitioners working in or
around local governments using different methods in their
work to serve as an introduction to a full set of methods.