You can now access a summary of the engagement findings from the Shape Your Carlton project.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Shape Your Carlton consultations that took place in November 2013 (Phase 1) and March 2014 (Phase 2). We received great feedback through the engagement activities conducted online, through workshops, pop ups on the street, the garden party.

The Shape Your Carlton project provided Carlton with an opportunity to co-create a way to work together, to collaborate, get involved in local activities and share knowledge between Carlton residents, businesses, organisations, government agencies and other stakeholders. It was about creating a process that will guide Carlton now and into the future.

The partnership group of University of Melbourne, Carlton Local Agency Network and City of Melbourne presented the findings of the Shape Your Carlton project at a Carlton Community Forum on 26 November 2014.


Approximately 300 people participated through pop-up events in the streets, contributions online and workshops in the two phase community engagement process to develop a way of working together in Carlton. Read the summary of findings:

The information you provided identified that 25% of people want to use online tools to get involved in decision making.

We heard that 86% of participants want to connect on issues and ideas that are important to them in Carlton. The interest is there! We also found that the consultation highlighted the importance of coming together. Key themes around a vision and model for working together became apparent.

Your participation has contributed to a process for ongoing connection, coordination of ideas, priorities, projects and community building at a neighbourhood level. Check out the short video of local residents that provided feedback about the project and about the Carlton community.

July 10, 2014


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