Deadline extended for residents to have say on Community Hub

Burdekin Shire Council has extended the deadline for community feedback on the Community Hub project.

The Community Hub refers to the area containing the Burdekin Theatre, Theatre Forecourt, Burdekin Library Ayr and the adjacent public land.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council was seeking more responses from the younger residents of the community as to how they would like to use the facilities.

“Although a small number of surveys had been received, those that had responded have provided honest and constructive feedback and comments,” he said.

“Other members of the community have indicated they wish to make comment, but haven’t had time, so we have decided to extend the survey deadline until Thursday, June 25.

“The Community Hub survey will provide Council with information about how the Burdekin residents and visitors to the community currently use the facilities.

“We would also like to know what activities could be held or changes made to encourage better use of the facilities.”

Cr Lowis said early survey responses from the community showed a high usage of technology and social media platforms.

“The community is using social media for information sharing and completing transactions such as bookings,” he said.

“Whilst this increase is not surprising, the trend is supported across all age groups.

“One challenge identified is to manage a calendar of events that supports visiting performers, local productions and events that are all completing for similar audiences.

“Our region boasts an incredible range of high-quality events throughout the year which all involve months of planning and work.

“It is essential that the Community Hub is catering for these events and activities.”

The survey is available online or can be collected in person from the Burdekin Shire Council Customer Service Centre or the Burdekin Library.

 

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