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.

Is knowing what's going on in your community.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is about knowing your neighbours and giving back to the community.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is about having a healthy, safe and respectful community, and keeping places clean.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is getting involved and giving back to the community.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is an inclusive community.Is a developing and forward-moving community.Is an active participant in Australia's history and improvement.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a supportive community.Is energetic and creative.Is inclusive.Is compassionate and tolerant.Is respectful.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is inclusiveness.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a smarter community.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one who cares.(Male respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Seizes opportunity, shares experiences and creates positive impact together.(Female respondent, Caloundra pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

..... is one where individuals, community groups and activity groups all feel empowered to join in with the processes of management, change, and development of their space.

Jaws almost 3 years ago

Is interacting with people, not phones.(Male respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Can be facilitated by a community hub for people to come together.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is when people get together for friendship and discussing if anybody has problems, and to enjoy each other's company.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one:where there are local community organisations.where there are good connections between these groups, local government and state government representatives.where the schools, libraries, volunteer groups (SES, Fire fighters), community organisations interlink and work together.where people feel part of their community.where help is easily available when it is needed.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one that nurtures and cares for people of all ages.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Helps me meet people.Provides education and skills courses.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one which cares for its surroundings.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is having access to quality community facilities.(Female respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Keeps the area clean.(Male respondent, Beerwah pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago