About this project

Our Community Engagement Policy sets out when, why and how we’ll engage with our community to inform Council decisions. We are seeking your feedback for the next 2024-2028 policy. Take a look at the draft policy attached in the document library and leave a comment with your thoughts and ideas. These comments will be considered as part of the policy renewal.

We also want your input to help shape the Community Engagement Guidelines that supports meaningful consultation and reflects your needs where possible. Complete the survey form below and share your thoughts on our current engagement practices.

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Community Comments

Below are comments left by our community, about the Draft Engagement Policy and guidelines

7 May, 2024

tohara says:

140 characters to comment on the Governance Rules and only to 2 issues for commenting on goes against the consultation process principles.

4 May, 2024

Anonymous says:

Obviously most commentaters do not understand the purpose of this community engagement. Maybe they should be posting to the Draft Budget one

22 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

A bike lane and walking track to connect Bunyip and Garfield as there is no safe way to walk or ride between towns. It’s a duty of care OH&S

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fix roads. Stop the disgusting woke agenda.

20 April, 2024

Steph says:

Fix roads.Railway road crossing safe. Lights?Speed humps.Keep park clean. Public toilets.Bike track.Skatepark. Mowing.Emptying bins.JustHelp

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fix roads. Railway road crossing safe for families. Speed humps. Keep park clean. Public toilets. Bike track.Skatepark. Mowing.Emptying bins

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fix the road near bunyip primary school. Road is in need of desperate repair

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

More cultural events that celebrate diversity and encourage inclusion! More events geared to younger adults. And please fix the roads!

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fix the roads!

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Neighbourhood watch scheme to fight crimes. Distribute compostable liners in different locations Promote inclusivity Keeping clean

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Fix the roads is my number 1 issue, disgraceful condition. Not a patch over but fixed properly!!! I’m continually swerving to miss potholes!

20 April, 2024

Anonymous says:

Just focus on what we pay our rates for, roads, mowing , snipping and emptying bins. Keeping Cardinia tidy!

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Cardinia Shire Council privacy collection statement

Personal information collected by Council, its external service providers or contractors, is used for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act 2020. The personal information will be held securely and used solely by Council for these purposes and/or directly related purposes. Council may disclose this information to other organisations if required or permitted by legislation, and who are bound by substantially similar obligations. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for the above purpose and that he or she may apply to Council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and/or correction should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer on 1300 787 624 or mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

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Connect with our team!

Below are the dates, times and locations our team will be coming to see you for a face-to-face consultation.

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Pakenham Marketplace Shopping Centre - 50, 54 John St, Pakenham VIC 3810

Pop-up 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Pop-up 2 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Cardinia Cultural Centre - 40 Lakeside Boulevard Pakenham

Drop-in session 1 - 9:00am-10:00am

Drop-in session 2 - 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Hicks Reserve Playground - Corner of Timbertop Boulevard and Goldsborough Driver, Officer

Coffee with a Cop

Drop-in session 3 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 18 April 2024

Emerald Library - 400B Belgrave Gembrook Rd, Emerald

Drop-in session 4 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday 3 May 2024

Garfield Community Centre - Beswick St, Garfield

Drop-in session 5 - 10:00am - 11:00am


New Council initiative

Council have introduced a new initiative called 'Creating Cardinia on the move', to have more regular consultations with you, to provide more opportunities to give your feedback.