Welcome to Good Practice Participate
This website guides public servants and others on ways to follow good community engagement practices. Each section has a 'related resources' area featuring community engagement case-studies, useful links and further reading.
Ready Reference Engagement Guide
This concise guide aims to support government public servants to engage effectively with citizens and communities.
Building government capability
Government agencies need to build a commitment to effective external engagement into their organisational culture, planning, documents, communications, and human resource strategies.
Benefits of community participation
This section explores the many benefits effective community engagement provides for both government and communities.
Levels of participation
The degree of public participation in government decision-making depends on what you're trying to achieve from simply providing information or formal consultation, through to collaboration or community decision-making.
Working with specific groups
Choosing appropriate tools and processes that match your community engagement aims is vital to your success.
If you need to research or evaluate a community engagement project, a great first step is to find out what information already exists and then identify what additional measures you'll need.