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 people in the community working together.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is people getting off their backside, as actions speak louder than words.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is relationships with passion.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is connection!! With hope.(Male respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is giving back to the community in any way possible.(Female respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is good neighbours that look out for each other and do favours without wanting anything in return!! Life life. Live love!!(Male respondent, Nambour pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one where Councillors listen to community views.(Male respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is supported by a process of responding to participants and closing the loop, and making decisions and actions quickly.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Means acceptance of diversity, shared values, common goals, generosity; community groups working together for the common good; sharing resources!(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one where the community and council engage openly and transparently together. It is a 2-way process. Many in the community do not have confidence that SCC is listening. People acknowledge that at times the end result may not be what they wanted, but it is important that there is confidence in the process.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is helping each other out.(Male respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Stands together to form a stronger, caring community.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is where everyone comes together to create change.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one that understands and informs ideas and decisions.(Male respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one that works for the benefit of the community and actively looks after those in need in their community.(Male respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a community that supports each other in all aspects of their lives.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one which knows its views are effectively represented.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is the reason that I settled in Coolum - safe, active and pleasant.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is a warm smile; helps others; is love.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago

Is one where community engagement surveys don't ask leading questions.(Female respondent, Coolum pop-up)

SCC Community Engagement Team almost 3 years ago