The Victorian Government has established nine new Regional Partnerships and six Metropolitan Partnerships to give local communities a greater say about what matters to them, and ensure their voices reach the heart of government. Guiding each Partnership is a diverse membership group drawn from local communities, businesses and the three-tiers of government. Each Partnership has the responsibility to deliver an annual Assembly that is instrumental in workshopping and progressing local priorities and inform priority setting.
In 2016, Capire designed an overarching strategy and implementation plan to underpin the Assemblies and supported the Regional Partnerships to undertake their pre-assembly engagement to hear from stakeholders and the broader community about the priorities for their region and to inform the agenda for the Assembly. Capire was involved in the delivery, facilitation and reporting of six of the Assemblies, working closely with the partnership and RDV coordinators to ensure that each was tailored to the region to provide people from the community, industry and government the opportunity discuss and debate their top priorities.
In 2017 the Victorian Government established six Metropolitan Partnerships following the success of the Regional Partnerships. Capire was engaged to support the design, delivery and facilitation of the six Assemblies. Each Assembly consisted of up to 200 leaders, community members and businesses along with a range of State Ministers, Mayors and other elected representatives. To provide transparent and live results Capire employed individual handset technology so participants could take part in live polls on the day, as well as provide real time evaluation. Capire provided reports for each of the Assemblies detailing the discussions which informed the Partnerships advice to government.
Over the past three years, thousands of Victorian’s have participated in this program and their views have shaped the priorities for their region.