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.

Provides employment for people of diverse abilities.(Female respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Empowers individuals to contribute to maintaining and enhancing the natural and built environment for everyone.(Male respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a close-knit community where you know your neighbours, lend a hand to help others and share experiences.(Female respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Makes me feel I belong and helps me to feel accepted in being myself. Lots of activities which I am free to go to and participate in... or not.Diversity is important to me.(Female respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is friendship. Maleny is so lovely.(Female respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is supportive, engaged and informed.(Male respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Plans for the future with sustainable development.(Male respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is having access to the health care services that I need.(Male respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Turns ideas into action.(Female respondent, Maleny pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is Councillors being responsive and engaged in the community.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Works together to create change and positive impact.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is supporting business and fostering a strong tourism industry.(Male respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

CARES!(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Communicates with the public. Cares for others in the community. Is respectful of others in the community.Is proactiveIs connected(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is knowing your neighbour's name, your butcher's name, the baker's name. Being involved!(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is all services working together with the community.Is crime free.Is acknowledgement of a multicultural community.A fair and equal contribution to community.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is supportive, creates change and positive impact, listens and develops together.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is about awareness, involvement and caring for others in the community.Turning ideas into results.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is connected, informed and involved to ensure the wellbeing of one another. Everyone is free and encouraged to voice their opinions and concerns.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is an informed community.Participates within its own suburb but also understand the issues of the region.Participates and actively seeks information from resources available.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago