The City of Casey is committed to ensuring the diverse voices of our community are reflected in future Council decisions, and plans for the services valued most – the Shape Your City engagement program is one way that we are bringing this commitment to life.
As Casey continues to grow and change, so to do the needs and aspirations of our community.
To ensure we plan and respond to these effectively, we are inviting you to help inform our new long term Community Vision, Council Plan, financial plans and other important strategies.
Through this, you will also have the chance to discuss and deliberate on decisions about infrastructure and service delivery in Casey, from parks and playgrounds, to the arts, community services, local road projects and more.
Whatever it is, we want your voice to help shape Casey’s future.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said the launch of this engagement program will see Council take another proactive step towards involving our residents in decision making.
“Shape Your City demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that our communities voices are heard,” Ms Duff said.
“Despite being unable to consult with our residents face-to-face, we will have several virtual options available for people to provide feedback, attend information sessions and participate in activities, to ensure a large breadth of feedback is received.
“This feedback will make a significant impact to the future of the city and ensure that our planning best reflects the priorities of our community.”
Ms Duff also added that we understand that you want to know how your voice is included in our decisions, and we are committed to being open and transparent about what we hear and how we are responding.
“Regular updates on how the voices of our community are being used to Shape Your City will be available via our online engagement platform, Casey Conversations, and through Council’s website, newsletter, and social media pages,” Ms Duff said.
How can you get involved?
Ensuring we protect the health and wellbeing of our community throughout our engagement is of utmost importance, particularly given the challenges with COVID-19 and the restrictions in place. That’s why we’ve developed safe and unique ways for you to have your say and shape your city, online.
You can Shape Your City by:
- Posting your ideas, feedback and joining the conversation on Casey Conversations
- Participating in one of our online workshops
- Hosting a conversation with your friends, family, colleagues or networks and sending the outcomes to us
- Getting involved in our youth and/or family activities
To find out more about these opportunities, join us for the Shape Your City Webinar on Monday 21 September at 4.00 pm or 7.30 pm. To register, just follow this link.
We appreciate that not all community members can participate in online activities, so as restrictions change over the coming months, we’ll explore alternative ways to hear your ideas.
Council officers will also be contacting residents without internet access to make sure we capture their voice to help shape Casey’s future.
Your voice matters. Be part of the conversation visit the Shape Your City page on Casey Conversations.