“I Wish My Son Had Cancer….”

The title of this blogpost is taken from a comment / story posted on a consultation site we are currently running for the Australian Government. Way back in 2010 I wrote a post titled “Is online community engagement real” in response to a feeling I sometime get that there is a sense within the community […]

7 years ago

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Consulting online about mining: Chain Valley Mine Welcomes Community Sentiment

Chain Valley Coal has embraced consulting online about mining activities with the communities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Chain Valley is located in the Newcastle coalfield on the southern shore of Lake Macquarie, around 100 kilometres north of Sydney.  Mining commenced in 1961, and the mine currently produces around 700,000 saleable tonnes of thermal coal. […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

8 years ago

Hornsby Council: consulting online about urban consolidation

They say a man’s home is his castle. So when Hornsby Council made the decision to try consulting online about urban consolidation we expected some serious community feedback. attracted a large amount of visitors and opinions when it consulted its community online for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its Housing Strategy.  Tamara Shardlow spoke […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

9 years ago

Adrienne Murphy talks about the Blue Mountains Council’s first steps into online engagement

Adrienne Murphy, the Environment Officer from the Blue Mountains City Council talks about the lessons from one Council’s first steps into online engagement. Learnings that includes early experiments in engaging its local community online about the Council’s long-term management plans. The Blue Mountains City Council is responsible for one of the largest municipal areas in […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

9 years ago

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