Community participation

Discussion paper
10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.

Journal article
30 November 2016

Introduces the concept of community governance and discusses some of the innovations in engagement that exist below the level of local government.

Discussion paper
28 November 2016

This discussion paper presents four specific recommendations to improve the quality and impact of community participation in sustainable development, including in WaSH projects

3 November 2016

This report focuses on five ways the public can connect to civic life and compares the local news habits of Americans who engage in each with those who do not.

9 June 2016

This manual aims to improve participation by new and emerging community members in Australian society and strengthen their ability to better support their communities.

19 May 2016

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, finds this report.

14 February 2016

This report is based on qualitative research conducted with community activists and householders in two environmental ‘hotspots’ in Melbourne.

30 September 2015

Using screens and data networks for empowerment and connectedness, this project examines ways to design interaction in the urban environment.

2 September 2015

Provides evidence and potential policy options to inform federal, state and territory government efforts to increase youth volunteering.

30 August 2015

Community action in natural resource governance can provide a pathway for improved decision-making, increased on-ground activity and acceptance of government and industry legitimacy in managing...