This content is part of a presentation from the 2011 Minerals and Extractive Industries Stakeholder Information Days.What do we do?
Community Engagement Strategy 2008-2011
Policy, strategy, legislative changes
Commitment to increase CE capacity
What did the strategy contain?
Priority Goal One
Increasing industry’s capacity to engage with communities.
Priority Goal Two
Strengthening working relationships between all relevant stakeholders
Priority Goal Three
Increasing the internal CE capability
Priority Goal Four
Improving business systems to improve access to information
Why revise the current strategy?
End of life of current strategy
New and emerging issues
Evaluation undertaken 2010
New and Emerging Issues
Increased community interest
New kinds of exploration in Victoria and legislative amendments
Increased focus on how the Branch engages
Evaluation 2010 - findings
Community engagement becoming a core part of business rather than a “necessary inconvenience”
DPI was seen to have a strong role to play in community engagement.
Earth resources companies want DPI to act as an industry advocate and/or community educator.
Community wants DPI to act as their representative and mediator should any issues arise.
Evaluation 2010 - Recommendations
Staff and internal focus
Process of developing strategy
Engaged a community engagement consultant
Draft of the strategy
Consultation with stakeholders
What does the revised strategy look like?
3 priority areas: Industry, Stakeholder, ERR
Under each priority area, there are 3 objectives
Each objective has a series of actions
Strategy Objectives - Industry Priority
Provide industry with the tools to effectively engage with communities
Recognise and promote excellence in community engagement practices
Monitor and audit industry community engagement processes to measure compliance
Strategy Objectives – Stakeholder Priority
Develop a more targeted and strategic approach to stakeholder engagement
Strengthen relationships with targeted groups of stakeholders to respond to their concerns.
Provide stakeholders, including industry bodies, government agencies and local communities, with clear and accessible information about the earth resources sector and how it is regulated.
Strategy Objectives – ERR Priority
Help staff develop a better understanding of what their role is in stakeholder engagement.
Provide staff with the skills, tools and information necessary to enable them to respond to stakeholder interest.
Identify opportunities to better equip staff to positively influence stakeholder engagement outcomes
Where to from here?
Final round of consultation – COB 28 October 2011
Finalise strategy document
Finalise the framework Implement actions
For further information, or to obtain a copy of the Draft Strategy, please contact:Caitlin Jackson
Community Engagement Project Officer
03 9658 4462
GPO Box 4440, Melbourne, 3001