Burdekin residents have a chance to have their say on the future of the Shire by taking part in a Council survey.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Council was beginning to formulate a new five-year Corporate Plan and wanted input from the community.
“To ensure we are doing what the community sees is needed for the Shire we have created a survey to gauge the importance of, and satisfaction with, a variety of services and facilities,” he said.
“This is the community’s chance to have their say and help Council plan the future of this Shire.
“The survey results will give us an indication of what the community feels are important services and facilities, as well as what Council is doing well and what we could do better.
“All of the information gathered from the survey will be used as a base for discussion at two group workshops which will be overseen by an independent facilitator.
“These workshops will include invited members of the community who have completed the survey.”
Cr Lowis said Council was offering a $100 discount off a resident’s rates, or a $100 gift voucher from a local business, as added incentive for residents to participate in the survey.
“The survey is only open until Wednesday, August 13 and the winner of the rate discount or gift voucher will be announced on Thursday, August 14,” he said.
The survey is available on Council’s website, Council’s social media pages or a hardcopy can be collected from the Council Chambers and both branches of the Burdekin Library.
“We need as many residents and ratepayers as possible to take part in this community consultation phase, so please spread the word about this survey,” he said.
“The more input we have from the community the greater chance we have of ensuring the services we provide are the ones most needed.”
The Corporate Plan is an overarching plan for all Council’s services and functions, which outlines the strategies and performance measures for achieving the plan’s goals.