Who can register on Have your say Mansfield?

    Anyone can register on Have your say Mansfield. Whether you're a Mansfield resident, work in Mansfield or are simply interested in local issues and upcoming developments, we are ready to hear from you!

    Why should I register on Have your say Mansfield?

    By registering on Have your say Mansfield you have a direct line to Council to make sure that your views on community issues and matters are heard.

    Have your say Mansfield gives you quick, safe and convenient access to information on a range of issues and topics. You will be kept up to date about projects affecting your community and be able to contribute your views at a time and place that suits you.

    You will also have the opportunity to see what other community members think about an issue or topic, and engage in discussions to understand a range of viewpoints.

    How do I view and participate in discussions on Have your say Mansfield?

    If this is your first time visiting Have your say Mansfield, you can browse throughout the site, but if you wish to leave a comment, or join an online discussion you will need to register.

    If you have visited Have your say Mansfield before and registered, you simply need to sign in to starting participating in discussions and leaving your feedback.

    Is Have your say Mansfield replacing other engagement methods?

    No! Have your say Mansfield is all about adding more voices to the mix and gathering as many thoughts and opinions as possible. Council will still carry out more traditional methods of community engagement such as community meetings, information sessions, workshops, forums etc.

    What happens to my feedback and will my views be listened to?

    All comments, ideas and suggestions Council receives throughout any engagement process are collated and used to inform the development of various strategies, projects, programs and activities, as well as to gain an insight into community views and opinions on different topics.

    At the end of any engagement process, all online feedback along with feedback received from other face-to-face engagement activities and direct correspondence to Council are compiled into a report. The engagement report is used by Council to make decisions on the matter they are considering.

    Council values all the feedback we receive from the community. However, while all feedback we receive is considered as part of Council's decision-making process, this does not mean that every suggestion can be taken on board and incorporated into the final project.

    How is Have your say Mansfield moderated?

    All moderation on ave your say Mansfield is carried out by Bang the Table and is independent to Mansfield Shire Council. The moderators do not edit or alter comments and will only remove comments deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious, in which case they are removed from the site immediately. Refer to the moderation guidelines for more information.

    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes! Your privacy is absolutely protected and Council will only use your email to contact you with updates and to invite you to participate in consultations. Your email address will not be distributed to any third party or used for any other purposes. If you think your information has been used inappropriately by Mansfield Shire Council, please contact Council's Privacy Contact Officer on council@mansfield.vic.gov.au or 03 5775 8555.