What is a consultation?


“Public consultation, or simply consultation, is a regulatory process by which the public’s input on matters affecting them is sought. Its main goals are in improving the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects or laws and policies. It usually involves notification, consultation as well as participation.”

In other words: A team of 5 people work together on an issue, carrying out research, and compiling a report that presents the facts and suggested solutions to found problems.

In brief:

  • A longer-term investigation into a topic, typically using surveys, interviews and focus groups. The aim is to produce a report that presents the facts and suggest policy recommendations to found problems.
  • Usually there are 5-7 members that make up the team, including a team leader
  • Average of 2-3 hours a week working on the project