People’s Panel

To help guide this project we assembled a People’s Panel—a deliberative process where community representatives consider the feedback gathered from the community and provide advice and recommendations to the re:imagine project team.

The People’s Panel was chaired by an independent chairperson—Ms Amanda Whitley, founder of local media brand Her Canberra and 2016 ACT Woman of the Year. The chairperson’s role was to ensure that all participants’ views are heard, and that People’s Panel process is open and fair.

Its role is to ensure that the views of the broader community are accurately reflected to the re:imagine Project Team. The People’s Panel considered the results of our community survey, the re:imagine maps that are returned, information received from presentations received as well as any other community feedback, before preparing a Final Statement to the re:imagine Project Team.

About the Panel

All nominations to join the People’s Panel were accepted. The final panel consisted of 26 community representatives. You can download the People’s Panel List of Members.

Members of the People’s Panel were not paid, however, costs associated with travel to attend the meetings may be reimbursed if required.

You can also download the People’s Panel Final Terms of Reference as agreed at the meeting on Saturday 28 April.

Panel Final Statement

The People’s Panel for Phase 1 of the consultation process is now finished. The People’s Panel have prepared a Final Statement to provide their position at the conclusion of the panel activities.

About Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the independent Chair of the People’s Panel.

Amanda Whitley established HerCanberra in 2011 while a stay-at-home mum. Drawing on a successful career in communications and public relations, Ms Whitley has built an online community of more than 120,000 readers across online and print. She has a commitment to engaged and active communities and is looking forward to helping the community of Gungahlin contribute to a new future for the Gold Creek Country Club.