Why is Planning Services consulting online?

Traditional community consultation usually involves attending 'town hall' meetings or providing written submissions to Council, and this can often be time consuming and inconvenient, and sometimes intimidating. Your Say Darebin gives you the opportunity to have your say on planning topics that are important to you, at a time and place of your choice.

  • It is a quick, safe and convenient way to have your say on a range of strategic planning topics.
  • It is a great way to keep up to date and contribute your views on issues affecting your community.
  • You can see what other community members think about an issue or topic, respond with your own views and engage in a discussion.
  • You don't have to attend community meetings at a set place and time, you can contribute at a time and place that suits you.
  • It allows for a range of different people, with different views to discuss matters that impact on their community.

How can I participate in the online consultations?

If you have not previously participated simply click on the "Register" button at the top right hand of the page, when prompted create a SCREENNAME (Note: your comments will appear under your screenname and you can comment anonymously through a screenname of your choice) create a PASSWORD of your choice provide a valid email address, your age, gender and the location in which you live.

If you have previously participated simply click on the "Sign In" function located on the right hand side of the top tool bar.


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 others purpose. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as part of your participation.

How are forum comments moderated?

All moderation is carried out by Bang the Table and all moderation is independent to Council. The moderators do not edit or alter any 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.

Can I get help if needed?

Yes. You can simply click on the "help" function on the left hand side of the top tool bar to view a range of solutions or if that fails you can get help and technical support via an email.