Community engagement

We offer a range of opportunities for residents, workers, community groups, business, government and industry stakeholders to share ideas, insight and feedback on our projects and policies.

Why we rely on community engagement

Feedback on projects and policies helps inform our decisions.

Consultation and engagement outcomes are collated, analysed and considered along with other input and technical, financial or legislative requirements as a key part of our decision-making process.

You can participate at:

  • workshops and community meetings
  • stakeholder meetings and roundtables
  • online consultations
  • community reference groups
  • advisory panels
  • drop-in sessions
  • surveys
  • school workshops
  • doorknocking and notification. 

The following principles guide our approach to engaging the community in decision-making:

  • Integrity: Clear in scope and purpose.
  • Inclusiveness: Accessible with a full range of values and perspectives.
  • Dialogue: Promote and open up genuine discussion.
  • Influence: Communities should be able to see and understand the impact of their involvement in consultations.

More information is available in our community engagement strategy.

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Yvette Andrews

Manager Strategic Community Consultation

phone number
9246 7742
email address
[email protected]

Consulting the community during the Covid-19 pandemic

We’re changing how we consult and connect with our communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know our residents, workers and visitors are focused on social distancing and health and wellbeing, and many are experiencing economic stress. It's also important the City continues to deliver projects that will create jobs and benefit our local area.

While how we consult with you may look a little different, we still want to hear from you and provide plenty of opportunities to have your say on the projects and programs that affect you.

We’re fast-tracking projects that are ready for construction so we can keep people employed and continue improving your local area.

And we know it’s important to keep talking about projects that will help our city recover.

A short outline (below) explains how community engagement will work during this period. It also includes information for community groups on hosting secure online meetings.

Please sign up to Sydney Your Say to stay informed.

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