Have Your Say
A community guide to influencing environmental outcomes
Law and policy has a critical role to play in the sustainable management of the environment. Successful environmental policy depends on good regulation, which in turn requires community engagement. The importance of community engagement and public participation is recognised in many of our environmental laws. This resource aims to facilitate community engagement in environmental decision-making processes, and by doing so, help to achieve the objectives of environmental laws.
Some testimonials from our Have Your Say workshops:
“We are impressed with EDO’s presentation & ethics. We are all subscribed to the EDO newsletter & look forward to hearing of further business & community traction & hopefully political reforms these workshops may bring.”
“Congratulations on a wonderful presentation. Not only have a number of participants contacted me as a direct result of the EDO workshop, but they have now joined other organisations where they feel they can "have their say". It's not so scary when someone like you gives people the confidence they need to speak out about issues which are important to them.”
Photo: Community workshop at Lue, near Mudgee, in central-western NSW.
This resource lists current and ongoing opportunities to have your say in environmental decision-making processes, and provides practical guidance on how to effectively use these opportunities to achieve better environmental outcomes. It can be used in conjunction with our e-bulletin which provides weekly alerts on new opportunities to participate in environmental decision-making.
It provides an overview of the environmental regulatory framework, and covers the community's role in law making, implementation, monitoring and enforcement.
If you would like to request a free community workshop on how to influence environmental outcomes and how to use the material contained in this resource, contact EDO NSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 9262 6989.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.