|Function||Community Relations||Subject||Community Engagement|
The NSW Government seeks to involve the community in decision making on Government policy, services and projects. NSW 2021 (Goal 32) commits the Government to increase opportunities for people to participate in the way Government makes decisions, have a real say, and be involved in localised decision-making including through local government.
To this end, a new website was established in September 2011 to make it easier for people to participate in the wide range of public sector consultation activities. The site is at www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au
From today, all agencies who are preparing to conduct public consultation must use the new site to notify the public of their activities. There is no charge to agencies for the use of the site, and entering the necessary details will take only a few minutes. There is space to include a weblink to the agency's own website, where further information and background material can be presented.
The Chief Executive of each agency should now make arrangements to obtain an account to enable their consultation teams to upload the details of their forthcoming and current consultation activities.
Barry O’Farrell MP