There is strong community support for council’s new Vision: To become the best region for liveability and livelihood.
Community satisfaction with council facilities and services is also pleasing, with eight of 25 recording high average satisfaction rates (above 7.5).
Only two recorded low average ratings (below 5.5) – condition of unsealed (4.79) and sealed (5.04) local roads.
These are some of the key findings of a Community Attitudes Survey undertaken by Taverner Research Group (formerly IRIS research) on behalf of council.
Council used the phone poll of 402 residents to conduct community consultation to assist with the drafting of its new Corporate Plan.
But it also included satisfaction ratings for council services and facilities, which can be benchmarked against previous surveys in 2018, 2014 and 2009.