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 3.1 Central region overview
Table 3.1.1 International Association for Public Participation’s Public Participation Spectrum categories and participation goals1
  IAP2 level
   Engagement goal
   Inform
 Provide balanced and objective information to assist understanding, alternatives, opportunities and/or solutions
 Consult
   Obtain feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions
   Involve
 Work directly throughout a process to ensure that concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered
 Collaborate
  Partner in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution
 Empower
   Place final decision making in the hands of the stakeholder
  1 The VEWH has the permission of the International Association for Public Participation to reproduce the IAP2 Spectrum.
Tables 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 show the partners, stakeholder organisations and individuals that Melbourne Water
and Corangamite CMA engaged with when preparing seasonal watering proposals. This includes engagement conducted as part of developing the seasonal watering proposals as well as engagement during the preparation of key foundational documents that directly informed the proposals. VEWH staff were also consulted for operational information as part of the development of all annual seasonal watering proposals by CMAs and Melbourne Water.
The table also shows the level of engagement between Melbourne Water and Corangamite CMA and stakeholders of the environmental watering program in the central region based on Melbourne Water’s and Corangamite CMA’s interpretation of the IAP2 Spectrum.
The level of engagement differs between organisations and between systems, depending on the availability, capacity
or interest of stakeholders to participate, the roles and responsibilities of organisations in managing a site or system, and potential interaction of proposed watering with other activities on the waterway. For example, a landholder on a waterway may only wish to be informed of what’s planned, while another may wish to participate in the planning. A government agency may collaborate in planning where it has a land management responsibility for a site, but only need to be informed for another site where it does not affect its responsibilities.
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