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New local eGovernment report: Darebin eForum Evaluation

23 August, 2007
By Allison Orr

Dr Lucas Walsh from the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights at Deakin University has just completed an evaluation of the Darebin eForum.

The Darebin eForum is a local government online consultation strategy which uses the Internet to enable citizens to provide feedback to government.  It was started as a four-month pilot project in 2004 as a simple email-based platform.  At the conclusion of the pilot it was decided by Darebin Council to continue the forum on an ongoing basis, and it was launched on a new platform in March 2006.  It serves as an online discussion forum for people who live, work, study, or have a general interest in the City of Darebin.

The report is an evaluation of the forum which covers the period March 2006 to July 2007.

There are seven recommendations provided in the report, including:

Read the full report here: Darebin eForum Evaluation Report, August 2007

Read the pilot project report here: Darebin eForum Pilot Project Evaluation Report, December 2004


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