Stakeholder Engagement

Public consultation is open on the Sheep Sustainability Framework, in the final stage of a three-step consultation process led by the Sheep Sustainability Steering Group (Sheep SSG). The feedback from Stage 3 (Decide) will the refine the document further to create the final Sheep Sustainability Framework.

Stakeholders directly involved or with an interest in the sheep meat and wool industry, have been engaged in the first two stages.

The IAP2 approach categorises stakeholders into five levels (inform, consult, involve, collaborate, empower) according to the level of engagement required, based on their interest and influence. The consultation approach has also been informed by the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES). This is a broad framework used in the assessment, design, implementation and communication of quality stakeholder engagement.

Stage 1 of the consultation process (Develop) involved taking draft elements of the Framework to key industry stakeholders, including industry policy groups, advocacy groups and service providers, as well as the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This stage was completed in March and early April 2020 and its findings were used to shape this First Draft Sheep Sustainability Framework. In general, stakeholders were very supportive of the initiative and generously gave their time to provide perspectives and insights.

Stage 2 (Design) involved taking the First Draft Framework to industry stakeholders as well as customers, retailers, special interest groups, government and investors for additional development.

In Stage 3 (Decide), all stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on the Second Draft Framework via online survey and discussion forum, which closed 9 December. Results are being used to produce the final Framework.

Public consultation is open on the Sheep Sustainability Framework, in the final stage of a three-step consultation process led by the Sheep Sustainability Steering Group (Sheep SSG). The feedback from Stage 3 (Decide) will the refine the document further to create the final Sheep Sustainability Framework.

Stakeholders directly involved or with an interest in the sheep meat and wool industry, have been engaged in the first two stages.

The IAP2 approach categorises stakeholders into five levels (inform, consult, involve, collaborate, empower) according to the level of engagement required, based on their interest and influence. The consultation approach has also been informed by the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES). This is a broad framework used in the assessment, design, implementation and communication of quality stakeholder engagement.

Stage 1 of the consultation process (Develop) involved taking draft elements of the Framework to key industry stakeholders, including industry policy groups, advocacy groups and service providers, as well as the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This stage was completed in March and early April 2020 and its findings were used to shape this First Draft Sheep Sustainability Framework. In general, stakeholders were very supportive of the initiative and generously gave their time to provide perspectives and insights.

Stage 2 (Design) involved taking the First Draft Framework to industry stakeholders as well as customers, retailers, special interest groups, government and investors for additional development.

In Stage 3 (Decide), all stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on the Second Draft Framework via online survey and discussion forum, which closed 9 December. Results are being used to produce the final Framework.