Principles for Public Consultations
The Authority has adopted the following principles to guide its consultations:
Inclusiveness and openness: Engage broadly with a wide variety of stakeholders, provide clear and understandable information, and make the consultation process accessible, comprehensible and responsive.
Timeliness: Engage stakeholders early before decisions are made and provide regular opportunities for engagement on key program and policy matters.
Accessible and cost effective: Consider a variety of tools and methods to gather feedback that promote efficient and cost-effective consultations.
Balance: Provide opportunities for diverse perspectives and opinions to be heard and considered.
Transparent: Record feedback, report back a summary to stakeholders, and synthesize feedback into programs and policies as appropriate.
Evaluation: Demonstrate the impact of public consultations on program delivery and policy development.