Font Size
-A A +A
Search Search

Changes to recycling collection in Golden Plains Shire: Read more here

Expressions of Interest Community Reference Group for Our Community Vision 2040

Share this:

Apply now to join the Community Vision 2040 Community Reference Group. 

About

About: 

Golden Plains Shire Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from community members who may like to join our Community Reference Group to help Council design and facilitate meaningful engagement with the wider GPS community on our upcoming Golden Plains Shire Community Vision 2040 project.

What is Golden Plains Shire Community Vision 2040 project?

The Community Vision will directly influence the decisions and actions that we all take today and move us into the future. Once completed, the Community Vision will provide direction for Council priorities and provide a course for united community led action. The document will set the vision for the type of community and place Golden Plains Shire will be in 2040.

What is a Community Reference Group?

The Community Reference Group (CRG) will work alongside Council Officers in the co-design of a range of methods that will attract and engage community members of all ages, towns and localities to this project. Methodology may include community workshop or online surveys, focus group and conversation posts, surveys, competitions or postcards. The CRG will assist Council in selecting approaches that will have the greatest reach and engagement. The membership of council’s Community Reference Group will be made up of a variety of community members from various locations within the Shire, across an age range, and there will also be a cross section of Council staff involved in the various milestones in the project. Membership on the Community Reference Group is voluntary.

The benefits of a community reference groups include:

  • By working in partnership with Council you will have the ability to influence and shape the type of Community Golden Plains will be known as in 2040.
  • Draw on your local knowledge and enhance the voice of your community to guide and advise Council on key issues and matters of importance.
  • Build your understanding of Council’s core business functions and specific projects or activities.
  • Participants will receive free “Engagement Essentials” training from renowned Engagement Training professionals IAP2.
  • Meet other community members from across the Shire.

Interested community members are required to complete an EOI application to be considered for membership in the group. EOIs are due by 9am Wednesday, 2 October 2019. The EOI applications submitted will be assessed by a panel comprised of Council’s Director Community Services, a Councillor and Community Engagement Officer based on the eligibility criteria.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

If you are interested in applying to join the Community Reference Group you can do so online or you can download your hard copy.

Register online

Download a registration form

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Applications are now open for residents to join the Community Reference Group (CRG) will work alongside Council Officers in the co-design of a range of methods that will attract and engage community members of all ages, towns and localities to this project. Methodology may include community workshop or online surveys, focus group and conversation posts, surveys, competitions or postcards.

Read the Terms Of Reference

The CRG will assist Council in selecting approaches that will have the greatest reach and engagement.  The membership of council’s Community Reference Group will be made up of a variety of community members from various locations within the Shire, across an age range, and there will also be a cross section of Council staff involved in the various milestones in the project. Membership on a council Community Reference Group is voluntary.

Contact Information

Paige Whyte
Community Engagement Officer
5220 7188
Project Category: 
Planning
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Project Status: 
Past Project
Golden Plains Shire Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from community members who may like to join a Community Reference Group to help Council design and facilitate meaningful engagement with the wider GPS community members to inform the Community Vision 2040

Sign up to the Community Engagement Register to stay informed about opportunities relevant to you:  Sign up 

More Information

Rate this Page

Page Last Updated:

Not Applicable

 

Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.