Exploring excellence in engagement

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What does an engaged community mean to you?

We are developing a concept for a centre of excellence in community engagement and we took to the streets to hear your views.

Throughout August and September we hit the streets, visiting six locations, to explore what excellence in engagement looks like with you.

Residents and visitors alike were invited to step up to one of our roving photo booths to have a say on what an engaged community means to them and took home a free photograph as a keepsake.

For those who missed the opportunity to make it to one of our roving events, there was also the opportunity to provide comment via the online Guest Book.

The public consultation period for the Exploring Excellence in Engagement program finished on 26 September 2017.

Check out what the community had to say. #engagedsc


Where to from here

Council has recently signed a Regional Partnership Agreement with the University of the Sunshine Coast to collaborate on reviewing our community engagement approach.

This Exploring Excellence in Engagement program is the first step in a community visioning process to develop a concept for a centre of excellence in community engagement.

This community feedback will be used to inform:

  • Continued development towards a centre of excellence in community engagement
  • A review of council’s Community Engagement Framework.

Further opportunities to have your say will be promoted as the project develops.


Contact us

For more information, contact council's customer contact centre on (07) 5475 7272 or email mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


What does an engaged community mean to you?

We are developing a concept for a centre of excellence in community engagement and we took to the streets to hear your views.

Throughout August and September we hit the streets, visiting six locations, to explore what excellence in engagement looks like with you.

Residents and visitors alike were invited to step up to one of our roving photo booths to have a say on what an engaged community means to them and took home a free photograph as a keepsake.

For those who missed the opportunity to make it to one of our roving events, there was also the opportunity to provide comment via the online Guest Book.

The public consultation period for the Exploring Excellence in Engagement program finished on 26 September 2017.

Check out what the community had to say. #engagedsc


Where to from here

Council has recently signed a Regional Partnership Agreement with the University of the Sunshine Coast to collaborate on reviewing our community engagement approach.

This Exploring Excellence in Engagement program is the first step in a community visioning process to develop a concept for a centre of excellence in community engagement.

This community feedback will be used to inform:

  • Continued development towards a centre of excellence in community engagement
  • A review of council’s Community Engagement Framework.

Further opportunities to have your say will be promoted as the project develops.


Contact us

For more information, contact council's customer contact centre on (07) 5475 7272 or email mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


Guest Book

The community were invited to share their views on what an engaged community means to them, by completing the enquiry: "To me, an engaged community..."

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Drives events and initiatives that benefit the broader groups in our society.Understands what are the foundations of community - local newspaper, local events...(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is knowing your neighbours and supporting and caring for each other.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is keeping up to date with what's happening. Getting involved.(Male respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is aware; transparency; has a right to know.(Male and Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is happy and informed people.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Looks after the environment.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is respecting each other and appreciating the beauty of our Sunshine Coast.(Male respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is to be involved and inclusive.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is inclusive and fun.(Male respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a community connected by friends, family and relationships.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is people who care about the community and the people who live there.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Values all opinions and represents all voices.(Female respondent, Mooloolaba pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is providing more factory and industry within the community to promote more employment.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is improved infrastructure; helping factories establish on the Sunshine Coast; more churches.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is knowing your neighbours and looking after each other. Being proactive.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is more jobs for the over 50's.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is an all inclusive community.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is an enlightened community.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is interactive and creative.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is having pride in the amenity of an area.(Female respondents, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago