Bay of Plenty District Council is calling on residents to help shape the
District’s future – from the comfort of home, work, or wherever they want.
has recently launched Connect: People's Panel - an email based group where
Western Bay residents can share their opinions on Council plans, policies, and
People’s Panel is another online tool Council is using - along with the Have
Your Say Western Bay portal for projects already out for consultation - to
engage with members of the community, particularly those whose voices aren’t
will be sent email communications and occasional surveys on issues and projects
Council’s working on. The feedback will be used as a sounding-board for the
decision making that’ll shape the District’s future.
the moment we’re crossing the District with our Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018 -
2028 community conversation events – but we’re conscious that not everyone has
the time to attend these in person,” says Mayor Garry Webber.
People’s Panel is a way of allowing anyone with access to a computer or
smartphone to have their say on projects and topics that’ll shape the District
- how and when it suits them.”
part in surveys is optional, but when panellists do get involved Council will
share the results online and keep participants in the loop about what’s going
why when talking about the Long Term Plan we’re using the tag line ‘It’s About
You’ - because it absolutely is,” says Mayor Garry.
work Council does is for the good of the community and we want to make it
convenient and easy to engage with us and feel included in our shared
join the People’s Panel and have your say visit https://connect.westernbay.govt.nz/
People’s Panel surveys are:
- Short and easy – between
5 – 10 minutes
- Confidential – your details
will be kept private
- Optional – only submit on the
topics that interest you.
get involved visit https://connect.westernbay.govt.nz/
view Council’s policies open for feedback visit http://haveyoursay.westernbay.govt.nz/