Burdekin Shire Council is taking to the streets in an effort to get residents to take part in a survey on the future of the region.
Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would set up a stand in front of Woolworths on Wednesday (August 27, 2014) where residents could take part in the community consultation phase of Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2020.
“This will be the first of a number of stalls where residents can sit down and fill out the survey,” he said.
“There will be staff on site to provide any help if required.”
Cr Lowis said Council had decided to extend the Corporate Plan 2015-2020 survey deadline, originally August 13, until the target number of responses was reached.
“We have had about 140 responses to the survey, but ideally we need 400 survey responses to provide a balanced representation of the community’s views,” he said.
“The responses to this survey will provide feedback on what our community thinks about Council services and how we can serve them better.
“It is a comprehensive survey and does take a little time to fill out, but this is your chance to tell Council what services are needed and what are not.”
The survey also is available online via Council’s website and in hard copy at the Council Customer Service Centre and Burdekin Library branches.
The Council community consultation stand will be:
- outside Woolworths in Ayr on Wednesday, August 27, from 8.30am-2pm;
- outside Friendlies Grocers in Home Hill on Saturday, August 30, from 8am-noon;
- outside Alfie’s Bakery at the East End Centre on Saturday, September 13, from 7am- noon.