I don’t want to participate online. Do you have other ways I can still be involved?

    Yes, definitely. The City will always ensure there is more than one way to participate in a project. If you’d prefer a hard copy survey for a particular project, visit the City of South Perth Civic Centre, South Perth or Manning libraries. Alternatively, contact the City’s Stakeholder Engagement team on the details above.

    Some projects will also involve face-to-face engagement activities such as drop in sessions, open houses, or workshops. Information about such activities will be provided on the relevant project page here on Your Say South Perth.

    What is the City of South Perth’s approach to stakeholder engagement?

    The City of South Perth is committed to informing, listening to and involving stakeholders in the decision making process.

    Stakeholder engagement is part of the City’s core business, inviting our community and stakeholders to contribute to decision making, projects and plans. The City’s approach to stakeholder engagement is based on the IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) Public Participation Spectrum and Core Values, which are considered best practice globally.

    Engagement principles

    The following principles guide the City’s approach to and practice of stakeholder engagement:

    1.  We are committed to embedding a culture of engagement at the City of South Perth
    We will champion engagement at the City. We are committed to integrating engagement into the organisation’s processes and practices by providing the necessary resources and support to staff. 

    2.  We know why we are engaging
    We are clear about the purpose of the engagement and ensure that this is reflected in the processes we plan and engagement we undertake.

    3.  We know who to engage
    We identify the right stakeholders and use a range of techniques to ensure our approach is inclusive and appropriate.

    4.  We understand the background and context
    We take the time to understand the history, issues or concerns which may affect the project and engagement, and explore the context in order to clearly define the negotiables and non-negotiables. 

    5.  We are committed to genuine engagement 
    We engage when there is an opportunity for stakeholders to have meaningful input into the decision to be made. We undertake authentic, appropriate engagement and provide stakeholder feedback to the decision makers. We learn from past practice and experience.

    6. We are innovative, responsive and professional
    We are dedicated to providing high quality engagement and are innovative and flexible in our approach. We work to build relationships and are responsive to the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

    Why is the City of South Perth engaging online?

    Although there is still a place for more traditional engagement methods such as hard copy surveys, face-to-face meetings and presentations, it is important for the City to provide online opportunities. This allows our community and stakeholders to get involved in City projects online, as more people have access to the internet and carry out more daily activities online. Online engagement also allows people to participate at a time and place convenient for them.

    How do I participate in online stakeholder engagement activities?

    If you’d like to take part in any projects the City currently has open for comment, you may need to register first, where you will be asked to create a username and password. Registration only takes a moment and it will make it easier for you to participate in future projects and stay in the loop with projects you’re interested in.

    If you have already registered, you can sign in here.

    You can see the projects that are currently open for comment on the Your Say South Perth homepage. Once you click on the title of a project, you will be taken to a dedicated project page, which will give you background and other important information about the project as well as ways for you to get involved and provide your thoughts, opinions and feedback. This maybe through surveys, mapping tools, brainstormers, quick polls, and a variety of other tools available on Your Say South Perth.

    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes, the City of South Perth will only use personal details to:

    • analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
    • communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
    • respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.

    We will not distribute your contact details to any third parties. You can read our privacy policy here.

    How is the site moderated?

    Your Say South Perth is moderated by an independent moderation team from Bang the Table, who host the website. You can read our moderation policy here, which also includes suggestions for forum etiquette.

    Who can I contact about Your Say South Perth?

    Your Say South Perth is managed by the City’s Stakeholder Engagement team. You can contact the City on 9274 0777 and ask to speak to someone in the Stakeholder Engagement team about Your Say South Perth, or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au