Locale Consulting has an article about "Community Particpation Plans" on its website. It may be interest to those of you working with NSW local government.
What is a Community Participation Plan?
In short, a CPP will be a high-level document which describes how and when a planning authority, such as a local council, will engage with its community on the planning functions it performs.
It will be an easy-to-use guide for community members to understand how to participate in the planning process in NSW. The plans will lay out when and how the community can have their say on planning decisions that could affect their future.