Regioinal Social media as a tool for community engagement in regional and rural communities. Tools for regional engagement include regional newspapers, TV, Radio, Email, Twitter, Facebook, Linked in, Blogs, Websites, Polls/Survey, Face to Face Meetings, Conference, Exhibitions and more…
Queensland Government GetInvolved online consultation toolkit is a suite of online community engagement tools freely available to Queensland Government agencies. It is designed for capturing and reporting community feedback on public policy, but can also be used for internal feedback. GetInvolved delivers over 100 policy consultations a year and the consultation tools are continually improving to meet the needs of Government and the community.
Regional social media is an excellent way to monitor what issues that are becoming topical in rural and regional communities, gauge public sentiment about particular issues, raise awareness about opportunities to influence government decision making on an issue and encourage responses through official channels.
Australian Regional Development Conference, “Where to from here?” will cover the broad areas of regional development: economic; planning; environment and community. This year’s conference will focus around the following themes: Natural Resource Management; Planning and Building; Social and Recreation; Economic Development; Employment; Education and Training; Policy; Infrastructure; Digital and IT and Community Consultation and Engagement.
Call for papers – would you like to speak at this conference on social media or on community engagement and consultation
Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.[email protected] URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au