We want you to be part of the journey in making Bayside a better place to live, work, visit and enjoy. Have Your Say Bayside has been developed to make it is easier for you to share your ideas and opinions on decisions, projects and services shaping your community.

Through this site we are giving everyone the opportunity to:

  • Share your views, comments and ideas
  • Ask questions and have them answered
  • View information on various Council projects
  • Have discussions with other people in the community
  • Stay informed on key projects and initiatives

Council undertakes extensive research and consultation to understand its community, their priorities and needs, as well as the external influences and environmental challenges it is facing. Your involvement and feedback is crucial for this. When you take the time to participate, you are helping guide our strategies and projects to tackle the important decisions and planning for the future.

How does it work?

Have Your Say, is an additional online engagement tool which complements traditional face-to-face consultation, such as workshops, displays and forums. It provides an alternative and convenient option for those who may not be able to attend face to face activities.

All comments, ideas and suggestions (collected online or face-to-face) are collated and used to inform Council decision making processes. Projects updates will be made available via the Have Your Say website so you can see the results of the consultation work and Council’s subsequent decisions and plans.

Why should I sign up?

You will receive regular updates on how your contributions are helping shape the future of Bayside as well as progress updates or changes to projects you have subscribed to. You will also be notified when a project related to your interest is listed. Registration is quick and simple with a few important questions that help us understand a little more about you and your interests. We sometimes ask for contributors to register to ensure we have a good demographic representation across the council on all projects and activities.

What is community engagement?