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Community Panel – About
Are you interested in how your City will develop in the future? Do you want to help shape it from the comfort of your own home? Why not Join the City of Burnside’s Online Community Panel!
What is it?
Community consultation is an important part of the way Local Government operates. However, traditional consultation methods sometimes don’t allow people to participate because of the times or locations they are held.
Burnside is establishing an Online Community Panel to provide another way in which the local community can participate in the decision-making process of Council. Using a computer, you will be asked to respond to a small number of surveys each year, most of which will take only a few minutes to complete.
Your feedback and input will ensure your voice is heard and will help Council understand the community’s views on particular issues.
What sort of issues would we be asked about?
It could be anything really, and may include the environment, provision of Council services, or Council assets such as the Library, Pool, Parks and Reserves. It may also be about future directions for the City of Burnside or your opinion on other topical and important issues.
Members of the Community Panel will be randomly invited to participate in consultations and surveys (less than 10 per year). As a panel member you’ll receive summaries of the results of surveys and consultations that panel members have participated in. As well as helping Council to make important decisions about the City’s future, you will also go into the regular draw to win some fantastic prizes.