Data

General Issues
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Public Amenities
Libraries
Government Spending
Collections
Participedia Team
Location
Parramatta
New South Wales
2150
Australia
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
Media Release
Videos
Citizens Jury - City of Parramatta
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Deliver goods & services
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
33
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
stratified
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Jury
Sortition
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Decision Methods
Don’t Know
If Voting
Don’t Know
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Funder
City of Parramatta
Type of Funder
Local Government

CASE

City of Parramatta Citizens' Jury

General Issues
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Public Amenities
Libraries
Government Spending
Collections
Participedia Team
Location
Parramatta
New South Wales
2150
Australia
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
Media Release
Videos
Citizens Jury - City of Parramatta
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Deliver goods & services
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
33
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
stratified
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Jury
Sortition
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Decision Methods
Don’t Know
If Voting
Don’t Know
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Local Government
Funder
City of Parramatta
Type of Funder
Local Government
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In 2017 Parramatta Council in NSW convened its first citizens' jury to decide on a design and plan for its new civic building and library.

Problems and Purpose

Parramatta is a local government area in Greater Sydney. In 2017, the council convened a citizens' jury to help decide on the design and features of a new civic building which would include a library and council chambers.

Background History and Context

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Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The jury was convened by the City of Parramatta council. It was facilitated by Lucy Cole-Edelstein, of Straight Talk (now part of RPS group).

Participant Recruitment and Selection

33 people participated in the jury. They were recruited through random selection and stratified to include representatives from all suburbs in Parramatta and to reflect the city's census profile demographically [1].

Methods and Tools Used

Citizens' Jury

Sortition

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

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Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

The City of Parramatta appointed a builder to begin construction on the new civic building in 2020 [2]. Further clarification is needed to determine the extent to which the final design reflects the jury's recommendations.

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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See Also

References

[1] City of Parramatta (2017). The Jury’s verdict on Parramatta’s iconic Civic Building and Library. Available at: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/news/media-release/the-jurys-verdict-on-parramattas-iconic-civic-building-and

[2] City of Parramatta (2020). City of Parramatta appoints builder for iconic new civic building. Available at: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/news/media-release/city-of-parramatta-appoints-builder-for-iconic-new-civic

External Links

https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/news/media-release/the-jurys-verdict-on-parramattas-iconic-civic-building-and

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