Current PrOJECTS 


At any one time, the MosaicLab team is working on a wide range of projects across a variety of interesting topics and diverse industries. Below is a selection of some of our current projects.

MosaicLab facilitators - workshop and community engagement
 
Geelong Citizens' Jury

Geelong Citizens' Jury (DEMOCRACY IN GEELONG) 

Following the dismissal of the Greater Geelong City Council in April 2016, the Victorian government committed to consult the Greater Geelong community about the structure of its future elected council.  A citizens' jury of 100 randomly selected but representative Geelong residents is considering the question: Our council was dismissed. How do we want to be democratically represented by a future council?

The selection and oversight of the citizens’ jury was independently managed by the newDemocracy Foundation, a non-partisan, philanthropic research foundation. MosaicLab was engaged to facilitate the jury's deliberations and to design and facilitate a wider engagement process which was undertaken to enable everyone in the region to provide their views and opinions on this topic.  

24 of the original jurors who participated in the process met in February 2017 to take part in an independently facilitated debriefing session.  The jurors were asked to reflect on their experience and provide advice to future citizens' jurors and future facilitators of these processes.  You can read their debrief report here. 

Learn more about this project and view the jurors' final report with all of their recommendations.  


Facilitators - Yarra Valley Water Citizens' Jury

YARRA VALLEY WATER CITIZENs' JURY  (PRICE SUBMISSION PROCESS)

MosaicLab is working with Yarra Valley Water and the the newDemocracy Foundation to support he deliberations of a randomly selected, 35 person citizens jury which will meet over 5 days to answer the question: We need to find a balance between price and service which is fair for everyone.How should we do this?  

To view further information on this project, visit the newDemocracy project page (includes a strategic design document for the process) or the Yarra Valley Water - Water Price Review website. 


Barwon Water Your Say people's panel deliberation

BARWON WATER COMMUNITY PANEL

Barwon Water needs to set its new prices from 2018 for the next 5 years and is asking the community what they value most about water and sewerage services and what they expect in the future.  

MosaicLab is supporting the deliberations of Barwon Water's randomly selected Community Panel, which will convene in February 2017.  The panel will review community feedback and a range of other information before making recommendations to Barwon Water. These recommendations will influence Barwon Water’s 2018 Price Submission to the Essential Services Commission, which will determine water and sewerage prices for the next five years. 

Learn more about this project


Thunderstorm Asthma Community Information Sessions

THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS & SYMPOSIUM

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has organised a series of thunderstorm asthma information sessions for anyone impacted by the event in late November 2016.

MosaicLab has been engaged to facilitate and support these important sessions.  The community is invited to attend and hear from health experts about what thunderstorm asthma is and how you and your family can prepare for the next pollen season. 

In addition, MosaicLab is facilitating workshops for Day 2 of the DHHS Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma Symposium, designed to discuss and design preparation and response for pollen season 2017/2018 and beyond. 

Learn more about this project. 


MosaicLab facilitator - Boroondara Community Workshops

Boroondara COMMUNITY PLAN 2017-2027

MosaicLab is leading the design and facilitation of a series of community workshops that will inform the City of Boroondara 10-year Community Plan.

During the course of several months of broad community engagement activities, 7,000 responses were received from people right across the Boroondara community.  These responses have resulted in the identification of the following seven priority themes for the municipality.  

Participants in the workshops will consider the implications of these themes identified, and how these should be prioritised for Council planning and budgeting purposes.

Learn more about this project.


Hobsons Bay 2030 Community Workshops

HOBSONS BAY 2030

MosaicLab is working with the Hobsons Bay City Council to support the development of the first long term vision for Hobsons Bay - Hobsons Bay 2030. Following an extensive wider engagement phase, MosaicLab facilitated two days of deliberations as 35 randomly selected community representatives came together to create the draft Hobsons Bay 2030.  

The report was endorsed by the Council in November and has now gone out for broader public comment.  MosaicLab is continuing to support this process and following the public exhibition period, the community representatives will reconvene to review and consider the wider community’s feedback and recommend any amendments prior to seeking adoption by Council in February 2017.

Learn more about this project

 


Anglesea Futures Community Engagement Facilitator

Anglesea Futures

MosaicLab is working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to provide strategic advice and faciliation services around the Anglesea Futures project. After the closure of the Alcoa Anglesea power-plant the site is being redefined into a space that provides for the local community. The first stage of this process (2016) included community involvement and providing updates about river health and managing water levels within the Anglesea River. In 2017, the focus is now on developing a Land Use Plan for the study area including the National Park, Freehold Land and the former mine site.

Learn more about this project.