TALKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
Community engagement is a way of including the views of our community in our planning and decision making processes. In other words, the Council talks with its community to identify, understand and develop strategies to address and respond to their needs and concerns for now and in the future.
Engaging with the community is part of the Central Desert's undertaking to operate with "high standards of communication, transparency and openness" as indicated in the Council’s strategic plan.
This means that Council needs to be open and accountable to the community and provide ample opportunity for feedback. Council acknowledges that by involving a cross section of the community in a consultative process, it can make better decisions. Council also knows that strong relationships with the community is integral and is built on trust, goodwill and respect with the community.
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY: CELEBRATING COUNTRY
Do you have a story to tell or a photograph to share? The Central Desert Regional Council is calling for all amateur (or professional) photographers and budding authors to submit photographs and stories.
The Central Desert region is an area of unique culture and beautiful country. The Council would like to show-case the community and country in this wonderful part of the world. If you have a story about your life on your community, photographs of community life or country, we would like to hear from you.
By submitting a story or photograph you are contributing to the Council's library of community stories. Stories and pictures may be used in publications associated with the Central Desert Regional Council (such as the newsletter) and also feature in the Council’s Annual Report. Photographs should be provided of less than four (4) MB in size and in .jpeg format. Stories can be provided in any media but must be no more than 500 words.