Community Solutions Panel Meetings


What infrastructure spending should we prioritise, and how should we fund these priorities if the rates alone are not enough?

This is the question that Byron Council will put to a randomly selected group of 28 people as part of a bold new trust-building project called a Community Solutions Panel.

Council has chosen to work with the newDemocracy Foundation to see if a community deliberation can be designed which delivers an informed voice of everyday people.

We will undertake a bespoke jury-style process – a Community Solutions Panel – so that a group of randomly-selected local residents armed with time, free access to information, a clear authority and given the starting point of possible solutions (prepared by active interests and Council), can reach a shared, considered judgement.

Further details are provided on the newDemocracy Foundation website at

Panel sessions are open to observers

We are keen for everyday members of the community, stakeholder groups and others to visit sessions in order that they can form their own assessment of the merits of this approach.

The Panel will have sessions that are open and others that are closed, much like a criminal jury. Observers are welcome during open sessions and will be asked to leave for closed sessions.


  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Cavanbah Centre, 249 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale 2481  View Map

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