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Brisbane biodiversity seminar: The art of community engagement

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Inala Hall

Cnr Corsair Avenue and Wirraway Parade

Inala, Queensland 4110

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Brisbane City Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable, and values your help to protect the 2500+ plant and animal species that make Brisbane the most biodiverse capital city in Australia.

Join us and our speakers from Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council and Intrepid Landcare to learn from their experience with community engagement practice. Listen to case studies and generate new ideas during this jam-packed evening.

For more information, phone Andrew Wills, Creek Catchment Officer on 3407 0215 or email CCPPevents@Brisbane.qld.gov.au.

Bookings close at 5pm on Monday 13 November.

Thank you for helping to keep Brisbane as the most biodiverse capital city in Australia. More than 5000 community volunteers like you help to protect 870 waterway and bushland sites across 3000 hectares.

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Brisbane City Council

Fiona Glance
Senior Engagement Officer – Community Engagement – Centre of Excellence

Title: Community Engagement

Abstract: Brisbane’s Living in Brisbane 2026 Vision and Council’s Organisation Strategy strongly articulate Council’s intent to engage the community on major issues affecting the city’s future and activities with significant impacts on our neighbourhoods. In a city with more than one million residents maintaining a consistent and effective approach to stakeholder engagement presents some unique challenges. This presentation will provide a broad overview of Council’s policies on community engagement and identifies some of the innovative approaches it undertakes to ensure all residents are actively engaged in the decision making process.

Logan City Council

Colette Torrance
Senior Community and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor

Britt Rogers
Acting Principal Environment Officer, Waterways and Catchments Team

Title: The Logan River Vision 2017 - 2067

Abstract: The Logan River Vision 2017-2067, developed in direct consultation with the community, sets an exciting new direction for the river’s future. The Vision will underpin the growth of a healthy and inspired river community wherein objectives for a healthy and accessible river are fully integrated with recreational, tourism and business opportunities. This presentation will provide an overview of the unique ‘blank slate’ approach that Logan City Council undertook to seek fresh ideas from the community.

Intrepid Landcare

Naomi Edwards
Co-founder and Program Designer

Title: Powerful Engagement: the art of the invitation

Abstract: The invitation to engage the community in the environment is important, in fact, it’s a powerful engagement tool. Our research shows that one of the top five barriers for getting the community involved is that they did not feel invited. How come we miss this when designing community engagement experiences? This also begs the question, what are the types of conversations we are having with the community to encourage their involvement in the environment? From our research and experience, powerful engagement begins with crafting an invitation with an inspiring story. This presentation will break down the steps on how to craft a powerful invitation with the art of storytelling – the ‘how’ of the invitation that will help someone decide whether they will attend your event or not.

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