About the website

Why should I register?

Register if you would like to receive notifications about council projects that interest or affect you and your community. You may be invited to respond to a survey, participate in an online forum, or indicate your preference on a visual project. By registering you will have access to key documents, and receive updates on important projects.

Why is Central Highlands Regional Council conducting online engagement?

Online engagement complements the traditional face-to-face consultations methods already in place. Council holds annual community consultations across the region and quarterly Community Reference Group (CRG) meetings in each of the thirteen Central Highlands communities. The Have Your Say website makes it easier for community members to provide feedback on a range of issues. The information gathered feeds directly into council’s decision-making process. 

How are the comments moderated?

Moderators do not edit or alter any comments and will only remove comments deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious. The contributor will be advised of comments that have been removed and the reasons explained. If your comment is moderated you will have the opportunity to alter your comment and repost. Refer to the Moderation Policy for more information.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes. Your privacy is protected. Central Highlands Regional Council will only use the information you provide to email updates on existing consultations, and invite you to participate in new projects, which relate to the interests you have specified. You can unsubscribe from email updates at any time. Your personal information will not be released publicly or used for any other purpose. More information is available in the Privacy Policy.

What happens after I provide feedback?

All comments, ideas and suggestions given online, or face-to-face, are collated and used to inform council's decision-making processes. Project updates will be published on the website, so that community members can view the outcomes of the consultation process.