Awards and Endorsements

Our recent deliberative work has been independently recognised

IAP2 Award for Enhanced Public Participation

In 2010, Randwick City Council won the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Award for Enhanced Public Participation, plus a highly commended citation for Robust Public Participation for their “Buildings for our Community” consultations.

LGMA Award for Excellence in Serving Communities

In August 2011, Hurstville City Council won the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) Awardfor Excellence in Serving Communities. As a major part of the process, Woolcott conducted deliberative events with Hurstville Council executives, councillors, and the community.

Kogarah City Council

"I am writing to congratulate and thank you and your Woolcott Research team for delivery of the highly successful Deliberative Engagement project as part of our Community Strategic Plan development. Your team provided the perfect facilitation for our Community forum, which has manifested in invaluable feedback, personal perspectives and most of all genuine ownership of the outcomes from our residents. I look forward to working with you again on future projects involving community engagement." Paul Woods, General Manager, Kogarah City Council.

Participant Appreciation

"I would be happy to attend more council based activities if they were more like this, in fact I think most of the residents would be! I found the people in my group to be truly community spirited people and I found the way the meeting was conducted made sure it remained relaxed and informative. I have most certainly been inspired to pay more attention to my community and look forward to seeing the outcomes from the forum! Congratulations to Woolcott and Randwick Council for a job well done."

Randwick Council forum participant

City of Sydney Council

"The City of Sydney engaged Woolcott Research to facilitate a series of consultation events with the cultural and creative sectors in support of the development of the City's Cultural Policy. Their skills in facilitation and the subsequent collation and interpretation of the consultation feedback has already provided us with a sound platform from which to develop our policy further." Kate Murray, Senior Manager Culture, City of Sydney