Online community engagement portal

A way can contact council regarding the removal of camphor laurel trees in Church Street.
A way can contact council regarding the removal of camphor laurel trees in Church Street.

Council is now utilising its online community engagement portal, ‘Create’ to actively seek feedback and gauge community opinion on major projects and issues.

The site is a one-stop source of information about all of Council’s engagement campaigns, including access to FAQ’S, online forums, surveys, quick polls and videos.

Whenever Council is seeking community input on a Council-related issue, it will be featured here on the ‘Create’ portal. Our aim is to consolidate all Council’s community engagement activities in one place so you can keep up to date with what’s happening locally and have your say on the things that matter to you.

Registration is optional but as a registered member of ‘Create’ you will be able to contribute ideas and receive the full experience of Council’s online engagement site, including the ability to participate in all the online surveys and forums. 

We invite you to drop by regularly to see and participate in the latest issues, which are:

  1. The Bellingen Shire Community Strategic Plan was the first project to be launched and the draft is now being prepared.  Residents will be able to view this plan on the site once it is placed on public exhibition during May.
  2. The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is seeking input via a survey until the end of March with the draft plan also on exhibition during May.
  3. With the interest surrounding the progression of the Bellingen Main Street Plan, including removal of camphor laurel trees in Church Street, a document library which includes an interview with Mayor Dominic King, a FAQ list, as well as a space where users can ask questions or tell their story.  More information and tools will be added as the project progresses.

Of course, if you’d prefer, you can continue to engage with Council via the traditional methods.

Further information is available at Council’s Community Engagement Platform, ‘Create’ at