Public Engagement

The City of New Westminster is committed to engaging with the community and gathering input and feedback on important civic projects and initiatives.

Tell us what you think!

Consultation Updates:

On December 5, 2016, New Westminster City Council adopted a new public engagement strategy that will provide guidance for the City’s engagement practices and aid in the delivery of high-quality public consultation. The strategy builds on the Mayor’s Task Force’s work in reviewing the City’s current engagement practices and incorporates input from community members on their vision and ideas for future engagement.

The Strategy includes a set of principles that establish the goals and standards for good public engagement in New Westminster and will help to measure the success of engagement initiatives. An Action Plan was also created that identifies recommendations and detailed priorities developed by the Public Engagement Task Force.

View the City of New Westminster Public Engagement Strategy.

Other Updates and Opportunities for Input:

  • Upcoming open house - September 26th

    Queensborough Off-Leash Dog Area Open House

    Drop in and tell us what you think about the possible locations for the new off-leash dog area!

    The site of the existing off-leash dog area in the Queensborough neighbourhood is slated for redevelopment in the near future. As a result, a new site for this facility is needed. The City would like to hear from you as we determine the new location and design features for the off-leash area. Please join City staff at our upcoming open house.

    More information available here

  • The City of New Westminster is looking for new, genuine, creative and innovative ways to engage the public.

    Please take a few moments to complete this questionnaire to provide us with some feedback and thoughts on how we can work together to make the City of New Westminster a leader in public engagement and civic participation. 

  • Input wanted!

    Tree Protection and Regulation Bylaw Survey

    Please complete this short survey before October 2, 2017 and let us know if there are any changes or additions to the Tree Protection and Regulation Bylaw that the City should consider.

  • The City of New Westminster has officially launched its new online video streaming platform for council meetings. The new streaming service will make viewing past and current council meetings easy with agendas, reports, minutes, and video all available in one convenient location.

    Click here for more information or to stream a video.