Step 4 - Determine the level of public participation that the decision-maker needs and what to consult on.


Assess and document the public participation requirements of the decision-maker. The decision making organization must confirm:

  • the type and amount of information needed to support decision-making; and
  • the form that information must take in order to be credible and of use in influencing decision-making.

This process involves three stages:

  • Determine the level of participation.
  • Share the objective of the public participation.
  • Publicize the commitment level.