City launches Community Voice Project

Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 1:54:01 PM

If you have an opinion about what the City of Greater Geraldton does or doesn’t do well, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to tell the City what you think by taking the Community Voice Survey.

The Survey is part of the biggest community engagement campaign the City has launched in five years, giving residents the chance to have their say on the services the City provides.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he has never met anyone who didn’t have an opinion on what the City does.

“Everywhere I go people are always telling me the City and Council should either keep up the good work because the City has never looked better or that we simply aren’t doing enough and need to provide better value for money,” he said.

“I urge everyone who thinks the services we provide are important, is either happy or unhappy with them, or has ideas on what the Council should be doing over the next three years to let us know by taking the Community Voice Survey.

“Council not only values your opinions, we really need them to inform a review of our services to ensure they still meet the wants and needs of our community along with their willingness to pay for them.”

The second stage of the Community Voice Project involves a series of workshops where randomly selected members of the community will form a panel and examine in detail the services the City provides, review the results of the survey and make recommendations for Council to consider regarding future service delivery.

“Community panels are not new to the City,” Mayor Van Styn said.

“In 2014, a panel reviewed the City’s range and level of services and made a series of recommendations to Council, all of which have since been implemented.

“The overwhelming response from this panel was that the community wants to continue to be engaged when it comes to the management of the City. The Community Voice Project is doing just that.

“We hope the deliberations of the new community panel will also result in recommendations that Council could consider for implementation.”

The selection of Community Voice panel members will begin in January 2020.  Residents who get a random call asking them to participate in the workshop series are encouraged to take the opportunity to have their say.

The Community Voice survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/voices1 or in hard copy at the

More information on the Project here

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