The Better Practice Community Engagement Toolkit brings together case studies and practical experiences that highlight what worked well, what was learned and what outcomes were achieved along the way across three stages of engagement. 

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  • The Foundations stage prioritises cultural training and awareness as the first step of the better practice journey. 
  • The Building Blocks stage develops practice recognising that engagement with First Nations communities is different to other engagement. 
  • The Ongoing Steps stage helps organisations move away from opportunistic engagement towards long-term trusting relationships. 

The development of the Better Practice Engagement Toolkit was led by First Nations people from across the energy and water sectors, drawn from the #BetterTogether First Nations Better Practice Community Engagement Workshop Series held monthly in 2022. 

The toolkit incorporates the First Nations Clean Energy Network Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Best Practice Principles for Clean Energy Projects


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia and the Energy Charter
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