Survey highlights community priorities

Data from the 2017 Annual Community Survey has been collated and will now be used by Council to inform future activities and resources.

The survey gathers feedback from the community on how the City has performed over the past 12 months and what priorities should be in the future.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said survey results are used to inform community priorities in the annual budget and planning process.

“These survey results provide Council with a snapshot of our community and how they feel the City is currently performing. They identify service areas for improvement which can then be addressed during the upcoming budget process,” Cr Long said.

This year’s results indicate the community is happy with the Karratha Leisureplex, tip services and household bin collections but improvement is required when it comes to prevention of illegal dumping, youth services and activities and mosquito control,” he said.

“As in previous years we will focus on those priority areas, working to bring these in line with community expectation, while continuing to strive for a high standard of service delivery across the board.”

“The City’s overall performance rating has improved by two points moving from 68 per cent in 2016 to 70 percent this year,” he added.

The top five community priorities identified in the 2017 City of Karratha Community Survey are:

1. Mosquito control
2. Prevention of illegal dumping
3. Youth services and activities
4. Financial responsibility
5. Airport services

A full breakdown of results from the 2017 Community Survey is available online at