Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide

MWRRG has developed a Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide to assist the waste and resource recovery sector to deliver meaningful and successful community and stakeholder engagement.

Good engagement practice, where decisions are informed by the views of stakeholders and consider the needs of the community, not only builds trust and understanding but also ensures that better decisions are made for Melbourne’s communities.

The Community and Stakeholder Engagement Guide delivers on one of the key actions outlined in Sustainability Victoria's Victorian Waste Education Strategy, "social licence to operate", by providing a resource kit to assist waste and resource recovery sites and operators to meaningfully engage with their communities.

The guide includes:

  • an introduction to community engagement and why it is important
  • principles that can be used to guide community engagement activities
  • a best practice engagement planning process
  • engagement methods, templates and tips to help site operators (of all levels of experience) effectively engage communities and stakeholders.

The guide was developed with significant input from industry and community representatives. For more information, please refer to the guide, the summary document or the fact sheet below.

 

Resources

Last updated: 29/05/2017