Engagement range

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The aim of engagement The commitment being made Examples of engagement techniques
INFORM To provide balanced and objective information about the problem, alternatives, opportunities and/or solutions

We will keep you informed


Open house

CONSULT To work with the public throughout the process to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered We will work with the you to ensure concerns and aspirations are reflected in the alternatives developed and we will provide feedback on how input influenced the decision

Focus groups


Public meeting

PARTNERSHIP To work with the public in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution  We will look to you for advice and innovation in formulating solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible


Deliberative opinion polls

DELEGATION To give the public control for making decisions within specific guidelines We will authorise you to make decisions in relation to specific situations, which we will then implement

Citizen committees

Consensus conference

CONTROL To place final decision making in the hands of the public We will implement what you decide

Citizen Juries