City of Melton
In its efforts and ongoing commitment to reducing child abuse and violence towards women within its municpality, City of Melton sought assistance from SIFT consulting to develop appropriate consulting methods to further its community engagement aims in this area.
Together with other relevant community initiatives and organisations including the Melton Family Violence Network, the Wstern Integrated Family Violence Committee, and Women's Health West, the consultation process undertaken by SIFT provided an opportunity for relevant information, ideas and strategies be discussed and considered. The process of consultation undertaken included the preparation of public materials, the creation of an online survey, the participation in several public events incuding the White Ribbon Day held at the local library and the collation of community responses to key questions gained through the survey and other public arenas. In particular the consultation process enabled City of Melton gain valuable insight into the way and means of stregthening community initiatives in this area.