Date: 1 March 2019 

Attendees: 14 

Emma Dalton, General Manager Jarvis Delahey Contractors presented her experience during her recent past employment as General Manager Infrastructure Services at the Shire of Campaspe, where she participated in the 2017 Municipal Engineering Foundation Study Tour in 2017. 


The overseas study tour itinerary sent Emma to four cities in the USA and one city in Canada, meeting with public departments and community groups, to see how community groups integrate and improve outcomes for the public in their role as stakeholders in infrastructure focused projects.


Five key elements were apparent for community influenced decisions: 


  1.  Liveability
  2.  Leadership
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Partnerships
  5. Communication 


Emma demonstrated how these elements were utilised following the study tour at the Shire of Campaspe, where a community engagement team was established and engagement using tools created by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) was implemented as part of Project Management processes. 


Further information can be located at the IPWEA website (click here).