Planning Institute of Australia National Winners!
Our work with the City of Palmerston in developing the Palmerston Community Plan has once again been recognised.
We have won the National President's award from the presitgious Planning Institute of Australia
The judges said: The Community Plan demonstrates a unique understanding and acknowledgement of the needs and aspirations of a community: the opportunity to rebuild trust in the community, share the challenges and enable key stakeholders to participate collaboratively. The consultation process built understanding of engagement best practice and allowed community members to ‘stand in the shoes’ of their Council, with tangible results.
DemocracyCo used a sortition approach to achieve a diversity of participation - young people, Indigenous communities, families, senior citizens, multicultural communities, people of different economic and educational backgrounds.
IAP2 Award Winners!
We are thrilled to announce that we have won the IAP2 Core Values Award (Health Category) for 2020 for design and delivery of the Rethink CTP Citizens' Jury!
The judges said...
"...thorough and nimble in its pivot to online during the COVID pandemic, and never compromised the quality of the engagement..."
Supporting Local Government
We work with local governments to engage deliberatively with their communities. We are currently supporting Victorian local governments as they seek to implement the new Local Government Act.
We have broken new ground with the delivery of an online Citizens' Jury! We’re sharing our learnings and keen to support you to continue your engagement online.
Innovating during COVID-19
We are 'people people' and we always will be. COVID-19 has presented us with opportunities to expand the innovative ways we can help you to engage.
Our Collaboration with ANZSOG
We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government to offer our unique training program to Australian and New Zealand public servants.
Global Deliberative Democracy Experts: helping Singapore raise the Citizens voice
Across the world we are seeing an increasing trend towards citizens wanting to have a voice in how they are governed. We're off to Singapore again to assist them in learning about this field and support them as they respond to the voices of their citizens!
democracyCo is a leader in deliberative democracy in Australia
We support government, community and the private sector to reform together.
What we do
Governments cannot achieve change alone.
Sustained change requires the support and combined action of communities, industry and government.
We are experts in using deliberative democracy processes to engage and mobilise communities.
Who we are
There is no other organisation in Australia that’s holistically focused on assisting governments to achieve reform.
We are not a communications or marketing company, we are not a market research/social research company, nor are we academic researchers.. however we utilise elements of these disciplines and approaches (and more) to support the work we do.
Are you interested in how our democracy works? And want to help be part of making it work better? Register to be part of our Deliberative Army, all committed to working with government to develop public policy.
democracyCo’s work is undertaken on the lands of Australia’s First Nations People.
For millennia, you as the ancestors have been guardians of this Country and we deeply respect and acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
As we collaborate together, democracyCo will look to Australia’s First Nations people, the world’s oldest living culture, for guidance that will help sustain our connection to Country and inform the work that we do to bring people together.
Our work is in service to Reconciliation and to moving forward together.
We acknowledge that we have much work to do.