Community engagement is a three-way street…
Communities should come first. That’s a given. But the reality is that we operate within a government system with three overlays (Commonwealth, State, Local) and a myriad of sometimes conflicting policy. Like it or not, we’re also living within a global economic system that often treats community as ‘market failure’. It’s not surprising that communities feel like they’re standing on the rapidly-diminishing median strip in an out of control freeway.
As much as we would like to, we can’t change that. But we can help government, business and the community to understand each other’s perspectives: to provide an objective and balanced approach, and to advocate for the little guys so that their voice is heard.
We’ve done over 100 community engagement projects, here are some examples:
- Zero Waste plastic bag phase out communications messages
- CPA Member of the Future
- City of Port Adelaide Enfield Mudlangga to Yertabulti trail
- School and Beyond Community Online University model
- Adelaide University, Kilburn engagement strategy
- Adelaide City Council Precinct Strategy
- City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and City of Unley Economic Development Strategy
- City of Tea Tree Gully Youth Indicators
- City of Onkaparinga Community Centres
- DEEWR Aboriginal Licensing
- DTEI Truck management Port Adelaide
- Flinders University city presence
- Goulburn Murray Water community representation
- LGA Adelaide Futures
- Uranium SA consultation strategy Whyalla
- IMX iron ore transport in Port Adelaide
- ScopeEnergy geothermal energy in the South East
- NRM board and staff development (Mid North, Alinytjara Wiluara, South East, SA Murray Darling Basin)
KPPM endorses the principles of IAP2
Ideally we’d all like to be playing in the empowerment end of the spectrum, but there are times that it’s necessary to inform or consult. If you’re ready for empowerment – drop us a line!
If you’d like more information about the IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum, click here.