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Community engagement

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civic engagement
public engagement
Report

VicHealth Local Government Partnership: young people leading healthier communities

VicHealth is working with Victorian councils to set our kids up for their best possible future - by creating communities where children and young people can grow up active, connected and healthy.
Discussion paper

The Public Square project

In recent times, online platforms like Facebook have usurped core aspects of what we expect from a public square. This discussion paper aims to initiate a focused discussion around the type of digital infrastructure we want to power our public square.
Video

Telling our story to the community: why good comms matter

Michelle Bryne provides insights on using communications across multiple platforms, reputation management and engagement management to increase community awareness, engagement and respect for regulators and their work.
Report

Adult media literacy in Australia: attitudes, experiences and needs

The findings in this report demonstrate that if we accept that media is integral to all aspects of our lives, far more needs to be done to address the needs of groups who are the least confident about their media abilities and who have access...
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2020

This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Conference paper

Engaging citizens and communities in urban planning: learning from recent Australian and international experiments

The aim of this paper is to reflect on lessons emerging from the recent Australian and international renewal of interest in engaging citizens and communities in urban planning and development processes.
Conference paper

The community is not a place and why it matters. Case study: Green Square

The conflation of community with place in planning is so ubiquitous, and so clearly well intentioned that it almost seems churlish to point out that if there is one thing that a community is not these days, it is a place.
Guide

Community engagement and benefit sharing in renewable energy development: a guide for applicants to the Victorian renewable energy target auction

The purpose of this guide is to set out the Victorian government’s expectations for the renewable energy industry, and to help assist developers to best engage and share benefits with the communities that will host these renewable energy projects.
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: April 2020

This report forms part of PIJI’s ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2019

This is a report of results of a survey commissioned by the Public Interest Journalism Initiative from Essential Media.