The process of formal consultation and engagement puts all of our Annual Plan projects under the microscope.

It was a lot of work. Council publicised on the website, social media and in local newspapers. Councillors and Council staff attended community gatherings and events, and interacted via email, messenger and telephone.

Once all submissions and feedback were received, they were assessed, recorded, debated and integrated with the existing plan where possible.

For the 2019-20 Annual Plan, we received 737 individual comments and 178 submissions.

From the Annual Plan consultation document.
From the Annual Plan consultation document.

The beauty of this document (in addition to the financial and organisational clarity it gives us) is