Community engagement


Community Engagement

Council uses community engagement processes when making decisions with or on behalf of community members of the Coffs Local Government Area (LGA).

Council has legal responsibilities to deliver engagement and participation processes based on the social justice principles of equity, access, participation and rights.

Being guided by these principles allows diverse voices to be embraced by Council when making decisions or taking actions on behalf of the Coffs LGA.

There are two key documents that directs Council’s approach to community engagement:

MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan 

The MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan is community led and reflects the community’s aspirations for the Coffs LGA and sets direction for Council’s planning and decision making over a 10-year period.

MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan

Community Participation and Engagement Plan

The Community Participation and Engagement Plan explains why, when and how Council will engage with the community in decision making functions, including plans, policies, programs and other activities.

Community Participation and Engagement Plan (full document)(PDF, 7MB)

Community Participation and Engagement Plan (summary document)(PDF, 226KB)


Find current community engagement activities you can participate in:

Have Your Say Coffs Harbour

Public Notices 


From time to time, to help evaluate community opinion and sentiment about specific issues, Council will also conduct surveys. See the results of previous community surveys.