Have you considered joining the People’s Panel?
We have had a lot of questions about the People’s Panel. What is it? What will it do? How will we select the members?
The People’s Panel is an adaptation of a Citizen’s Jury. The ACT Government has held its first Citizen’s Jury this year to explore the Compulsory Third Party Insurance Scheme. This ABC article tells some of the story of the ACT’s Citizen’s Jury.
Unlike a Citizen’s Jury, members of the People’s Panel will not be selected by a random ballot; rather we are inviting interested parties to join the People’s Panel – all you have to do is nominate.
We have not set a definitive number of People’s Panel members, as we hope to be able to take everyone who nominates. We are more interested in having a good mix of people – young, old, business people, retirees, students, public servants, golfers, walkers, volunteers, Indigenous Australians, Australian born, recent arrivals to Australia and so on. At our first meeting we will be asking the members of the People’s Panel to consider who is not represented and seek out some additional members if required.
The People’s Panel will consider the feedback gathered during the community consultation and provide advice to the re:imagine project team on future potential uses of the re:imagine area of the Gold Creek Country Club. This consideration may include providing advice to the re:imagine project group on other community consultation activities. The Draft Terms of Reference are available and will be discussed at the first meeting.
The People’s Panel will be an open process, with members encouraged to talk with their community about the discussions at the meetings and seek further thoughts and feedback.
We hope being a part of the People’s Panel will be a rewarding experience. It is a chance to be part of imagining a new future for an area of Nicholls that is highly valued by the local community. It may be challenging to understand and consider the many views and opinions of the community; but it is a chance for your voice to be part of those considerations.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE’S PANEL HAS BEEN EXTENDED. NOMINATIONS WILL NOW CLOSE THURSDAY 26th MAY 2018. THE FIRST MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 28th MAY 2018.