Draft Media Relations Policy

Media speaking with the Mayor

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council recognises media relations as an important tool for effective communication of Council projects, initiatives, services and decisions to its key stakeholder groups – ratepayers, residents, visitors, local business & industry and government.

A review of the existing Media Relations Policy (adopted on 25 July 2012) has indicated that current practice, particularly in relation to Council spokespersons, is not in line with the existing policy and limiting in how responses to media enquiries are managed.

The updated policy aims to provide for a clear and flexible approach to addressing media enquiries, and allows for ‘subject matter experts’ to address media enquiries, with appropriate authorisation and approval processes in place.

It also identifies a broader range of media channels to ensure that the policy appropriately recognises all legitimate forms of current media.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is asking the community to review the updated draft Media Relations Policy and provide their feedback on the Policy by Monday 20 August 2018.

To have your say, complete the submission form below, send an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or post your response to
The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

For more information or enquiries contact Andy Roberts on (02) 6581 8111 or email andy.roberts@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council recognises media relations as an important tool for effective communication of Council projects, initiatives, services and decisions to its key stakeholder groups – ratepayers, residents, visitors, local business & industry and government.

A review of the existing Media Relations Policy (adopted on 25 July 2012) has indicated that current practice, particularly in relation to Council spokespersons, is not in line with the existing policy and limiting in how responses to media enquiries are managed.

The updated policy aims to provide for a clear and flexible approach to addressing media enquiries, and allows for ‘subject matter experts’ to address media enquiries, with appropriate authorisation and approval processes in place.

It also identifies a broader range of media channels to ensure that the policy appropriately recognises all legitimate forms of current media.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is asking the community to review the updated draft Media Relations Policy and provide their feedback on the Policy by Monday 20 August 2018.

To have your say, complete the submission form below, send an email to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or post your response to
The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

For more information or enquiries contact Andy Roberts on (02) 6581 8111 or email andy.roberts@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Draft Media Relations Policy Submission

Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 20 August 2018.

Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

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