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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 3 April 2008) . . Page.. 1026 ..


ACT Government Community Engagement initiative. The TAMS policy was developed from the ACT Government Community Engagement policy.

The TAMS Policy provides a capacity for the community to influence and improve the delivery of the Department’s services, as well as provides a framework to collect valuable feedback to include in decision-making processes. This ensures that TAMS continues to offer targeted services that meet community needs, and helps guide priorities into the future.

The ACT Government Community Engagement Manual – Your Guide to Engaging with the Community is the over-arching Community Engagement manual for the ACT Government and is available on the DHCS website. This manual includes tools and techniques to assist government officers involved in community engagement. When conducting community engagement TAMS staff refer to the ACT Government Community Engagement Manual.

Both DHCS and TAMS have a community engagement unit.

DHCS Community Engagement:

Strategic Policy and Community Engagement, Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.

Minister for Disability and Community Services.

Three FTE staff.

TAMS Community Engagement

Office of the Chief Executive, Territory and Municipal Services

Chief Executive, Territory and Municipal Services and through him the Chief Minister, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Sport and Recreation

Four FTE staff

The ACT Government Community Engagement Initiative consists of the following documents:

ACT Government Community Engagement Charter

ACT Government Community Engagement Manual – Your Guide to Engaging with the Community

Community Engagement weblinks

These documents are available on the DHCS website.

The following are some examples of when the TAMS Community Engagement Policy has been used over the last 12 months:

Tharwa Bridge community consultation

Wheelchair Accessibly Taxi community consultation

Consultation for former school sites

Ainslie shops upgrade

ACT disabled parking review

Belconnen and Tuggeranong skate park community consultation

Playground safety community consultation

Community consultation to improve parking in Fyshwick

Community consultation regarding TAMS’ provision of services for people with disabilities

(a) The Community Consultation protocol and register was replaced with the Community Engagement Initiative that includes a community engagement website


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