Willoughby City Council's ten-year Community Strategic Plan, known as Our Future Willoughby 2032, includes Priority 5.5 – Make it easy for citizens to engage and participate in decision making.
To help implement this priority, the Council has a Community Engagement Framework.
The Framework consists of the following elements:
The Community Engagement Policy defines the Council’s engagement principles, the elements of the Council’s Community Engagement Framework and internal roles and responsibilities
The Community Engagement Strategy is required under Local Government Act and explains how the Council undertakes general local government engagement matters, including non-statutory strategic planning matters (such as centre, precinct or sector studies).
The Community Participation Plan is required to be prepared under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and covers statutory planning and development matters, including Planning Proposals and Development Applications. It is being reviewed in 2023.