- Maroondah 2040 Vision - check in post COVID -19
- Council Plan 2021-2025
- Financial Plan 2021 - 2025
- Asset Plan
- promoting informed discussion
- enabling everyone to have a chance to participate and contribute
- remaining neutral and not having a stake or interest in the content or outcome
- responding and adapting to the group’s needs, and
- guiding the process in a way that helps the participant to do their work as effectively as possible.
Why is Council setting up a Deliberative Community Panel?
A future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic may look very different for Maroondah.
Understanding what is important for the community and future generations will help Council respond to environmental, social. technological and infrastructure challenges and more.
The Community Panel will offer an opportunity for up to 40 representative community members who will be provided with enough time and information to take a deeper dive into the issues relating to the future of Maroondah.
This Panel, in conjunction with a wider community engagement process, will help to provide Council with a clear direction on the communities values and priorities and will establish a set of recommendations for Council which will be used to inform the following:
What is a community panel?
What is involved?
How is the panel selected?
All expression of interest applications will be reviewed by Council to ensure the panel represents the diversity of our community. The panel will be made up of people of all ages, and abilities, including residents, workers, volunteers, business owners, rate payers, young adults and students.
Those that are not selected for the community panel can still take part in the consultation. Everyone will have an opportunity to have their say during the broader engagement process.
Who will facilitate the process?
Council has engaged Max Hardy Consulting Pty Ltd, an experienced facilitator specialising in high influence engagement and deliberative democracy.
Max Hardy, assisted by Beverley de Krester will work on a range of facilitation principles including:
When will the Panel meet?
Meeting one - panel meet and greet
Wednesday 10 February, 7.30pm to 9pm
Meeting two - panel deliberation
Sunday 14 February, 10am to 3pm
Meeting three - small group sessions. Panel members can choose 1 or more themes.
Sessions will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on the following dates
Theme 1 - Wednesday 17 February and Wednesday 3 March,
Theme 2 - Tuesday 23 February and Tuesday 9 March
Theme 3 - Wednesday 24 February and Wednesday 10 March
Theme 4 - Tuesday 2 March and Tuesday 16 March
Meeting four - final deliberation
Sunday 28 March 10am to 3pm
Where will Panel sessions be held?
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Maroondah Community Panel will meet both on-line and face to face if appropriate.
Face to face sessions will be held at the Council Civic Building, Ream, 179 Maroondah Highway Ringwood.
On-line sessions will be hosted via Zoom or Teams - and links to access these will be made available.