In 2018 the Victorian Government appointed a Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to make recommendations on how best to protect the health, amenity, access and community values of waterways in the West of Melbourne. Following consultation on issues and opportunities that the MAC might consider, a Discussion Paper was released in October 2019.

In late 2019 Kismet Forward was asked to lead a process of gathering community feedback on the directions and opportunities that were outlined in the Discussion Paper. Jen, with colleagues Dr Tamara Boyd, Sally Chandler Ford and Kylie Cirak planned, implemented and reported on eight workshops and drop-in sessions with community members.