Community survey gets underway

The City of Karratha’s annual community survey commenced today with residents encouraged to participate to have their say on a range of Council matters.

The Survey is an important tool used by many local governments across Australia to gather community feedback and identify key priorities for the future.

Data from the Survey is used by Council to identify any gaps in service delivery and infrastructure projects so they can be budgeted for in the future.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Survey was a good opportunity for residents to rate Council’s performance and have their say about what gets delivered across the City.

“Results from the community survey help Council identify what’s important to the community so it can be included in the strategic planning and budgeting processes,” Cr Long said.

“Last year residents told us community safety, financial responsibility and environmental issues were high priorities so we have focused on improving our performance in these areas.
“Council has worked relentlessly to drive efficiencies while continuing to deliver a high level of amenity and service expected in our community.”

“We have also recently finalised the Safer Communities Partnership Strategic Plan which aims to improve community safety and crime prevention outcomes across our towns and established an Environment and Sustainability Advisory Group to guide Council.”

“These are just some of the examples of how the survey has influenced the Council agenda and so I would encourage all residents to participate and have their say about what’s important to them,” Cr Long said.

To complete the survey and go into the prize draw

Prizes include vouchers to Blanche Bar, Soul Café, Bollywood Lounge, Vita, Empire 6714 and Onyx Café.

The Annual Community Survey closes Friday 4 March 2016.