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City of Moreland started to use Harava

City of Moreland commenced  using  Harava for their online community engagement needs in early June. The first project related to the position of a new public toilet in a Park in East Brunswick, Melbourne (Australia). Typical of many hyperlocal issues that are not of great consequence more broadly, this issue had deeply divided residents for nearly 20 years. Previous traditional consultations had not resulted in a high level of participation and were not seen as valid by the community. The Harava consultation asked residents if they wanted a new public toilet at all and if so, where. Importantly the GIS functionality required respondents to provide their address from a pre-determined lists allowing Council to know if they were residents or not. The consultation attracted almost 400 responses and has given Moreland Council a clear and statistically valid picture of the majority community view and basis to proceed.