Significance and Engagement Policy

Date of Adoption by Council31 May 2018
Resolution Number18/RDC/203
Date by which review must be completed2024
Relevant LegislationLocal Government Act 2002 s76AA
Statutory or Operational PolicyStatutory
Included in the LTPYes

Every decision made by a local authority must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002. Councils are required to adopt a Significance and Engagement Policy to enable it to determine the significance of the decision to be made and, where appropriate, engage with its community.

The purpose of this policy is:

  • To enable the Council and its communities to identify the degree of significance attached to decisions around particular issues, proposals, assets and activities.
  • To provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council.
  • To inform the Council and the community, from the beginning of a decision-making process, about the extent, form and type of engagement required.

This policy is available for downloading below as a separate document.

Significance and Engagement Policy