Participate PAE

We are continuing to create new ways to connect and involve you in our work and keep you up to date with engagement notifications and updates.

The best way to receive engagement notifications, keep up to date and get involved is to

  1. Create or login to an existing Participate PAE account
  2. Update your details, interests and notification preferences
  3. Follow project(s) of interest to you

Participate PAE tips for accounts and tools

Need some help creating or managing your Participate PAE account or some tips on tools for accessibility and language translations? Select an item from the list to expand the guide.

Registering for Participate PAE is a quick and easy process that gives you access to participate and follow a range of engagement projects across the City of PAE.

You can also activate email notifications for new projects, project updates and Participate PAE newsletter updates.

To create an account, go to direct to the sign up page or click the the 'Log in / Join' button in the banner at the top the page.

Image of site banner with login/join button

When you have done this you can

  • create a username and provide an email address for your account. Your username will be publically visible when you contribute to different engagement tools.
  • answer the questions about you
  • select your topics and locations of interest
  • select your notification preferences for new projects and newsletter
  • complete the reCAPTCHA ('I'm not a robot') tool, and
  • Click sign up

To reset your account password click the the 'Log in / Join' button in the banner at the top the page. Then click the 'Forgot your password?' link.

You will be asked to enter your email address. Click the 'reset and email password' button and we will send you instructions to reset your password.

Updating the details within your profile ensures we have your up to date details and gives you the opportunity to add or update your categories and locations of interest.

You can also control when you receive notifications about projects that match your interests and ensure you don't miss out on new projects you're interested in participating in.

To update your member profile, log into Participate PAE, go to the top blue banner and click on 'my profile' then 'edit profile'.

Now that you’re a Participate PAE member, it's a great idea to have a look through the 'open and ongoing' and 'active' projects and follow any projects you are interested in to ensure you receive project updates and new engagement opportunities.

To follow a project visit the project page and select the

'+ follow' button at the top of the page within the project banner.

We're very excited to have added the Userway Accessibility Tool to Participate PAE. The tool allows users to make a range of changes to the way you view project pages to create the best set up for you. This includes; the page contrast, dyslexia friendly settings, text spacing and much more.

To access the accessibility tool select the 'accessibility menu' blue rectangle button on your page.

Participate PAE can be viewed in 10 different languages. Use the earth/world symbol at the top of the page to choose languages.

Our engagement approach

The engagement activities we undertake with our community vary depending on the topic, complexity, level of community interest and influence stakeholders may have over final outcomes.

Community engagement can include informing (communications), consultation and active community participation. Our engagement work is guided by our Community Engagement Framework Participate PAE and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation.

The participation spectrum sets out the differing participation goals, our promise to community and what this might look like to you. In most cases, we will use a combination of techniques to ensure engagement processes are effective and genuine.

We aim to ensure that residents and stakeholders have access to the information they need to participate in engagements and understand the things we do, the decisions we make and the outcomes of the engagement process.

We make efforts to 'close-the-loop' with project contributors and followers. We may occasionally send information to acknowledge a contribution, provide key updates on engagement and project processes and outcomes.

To find out more about our community engagement approach, see our Participate PAE Communication and Engagement Framework.

Spectrum of Participation

  • Inform

    Our goal - To provide balanced and objective information in a timely manner.

    Our promise - We will keep you informed

    Example tools - Letters, social media posts, information sessions

    Example project - Local streetscape upgrades

  • Consult

    Our goal - We To obtain feedback on issues, alternatives and/or decisions.

    Our promise - We will explore options by listening and acknowledging your feedback.

    Example tools - Surveys, focus groups, pop-up events.

    Example project - Local playground upgrade

  • Involve

    Our goal - To work directly with stakeholders throughout the process to ensure that we understand and consider their concerns and aspirtations.

    Our promise - We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the decision we make.

    Example tools - Workshops, reference groups, social mapping.

    Example project - Neighbourhood or regional reserve upgrade including community involvement in special design and selection of reserve features and equipment.

  • Collaborate

    Our goal - To involve and partner with stakeholders in all aspects of decision making.

    Our promise - We will look to you for advice and incorporate your advice and recommendations into decisions as much as possible.

    Example tools - Advisory groups, children's ideas pitch, online communities.

    Example project - Shaping Inclusion online community for people with lived disability experience to work alongside PAE staff to improve opportunities in our community.

  • Empower

    Our goal - To place final decision making in the hands of stakeholders.

    Our promise - We will work with community to support / implement what you decide.

    Example tools - Deliberative decision making, custodian leadership group.

    Example project - Yitpi Yartapuultiku Aboriginal Cultural Centre