Community Engagement

The City of Marion is committed to engaging as widely and actively as possible with its diverse communities, through a range of community consultations.


What is community engagement?

Community engagement helps Council to achieve more effective governance through balancing decision making with sensitivity to community needs, interests and aspirations.

Well planned community engagement activities and processes enhance a vibrant local democracy and support the development of ongoing relationships with the people who live, work and visit the City of Marion.

The Community Consultation and Engagement Policy(539 kb) sets out the foundation and underlying principles of how Council works with its local communities.


Get involved and have your say
  • Would you like more information on Council projects in your local area?
  • Are you interested in participating in community engagement activities run by Council?
  • Do you want greater opportunity to be heard on issues that matter to you?

Making Marion logoIf you identify with any of these questions, then here is your opportunity to get involved!

Please register at the Making Marion website to be informed of Council engagement activities as they happen. Making Marion is Council's dedicated community consultation website where you can join the conversation and comment on some of the issues being considered by Council.

Read the Privacy statement about registering your interest for community engagement opportunities.

For more information about how you can have your say, contact the Community Engagement Officer on 8375 6600.

Project of the Year 2013

The City of Marion was awarded with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Australasian Project of the Year Winner for 2013. Our award winning project was the recent Making Marion - A Community Plan towards 2040 which you can find out about on the Making Marion website.

The Core Values Awards was created to encourage excellence, quality and innovation in public participation and recognise projects that are at the forefront of community engagement across Australia and New Zealand.  

We thank our communities for participating.