During early 2019 Jen facilitated a deliberative engagement process involving members of the Winchelsea community to determine the future use of the former Winchelsea Shire Hall. The much-loved asset had recently been vacated and Surf Coast Shire sponsored this project to ensure that the result would be broadly supported by the local community.

Over 6 meetings the Community Working Group (with Jen’s facilitation) considered the feedback of two community surveys, developed a vision, objectives and principles for the building’s ongoing use, and prepared for a presentation to Councillors. Council accepted the group’s recommendations and supported an ongoing process to implement the vision.