Mandurah residents love their city, ocean and waterways, according to a recent survey

Photo: Surfing WA/Bruce Ellis
Photo: Surfing WA/Bruce Ellis

MANDURAH residents love their city, particularly its closeness to the ocean and waterways.

They also value parks, open spaces and the natural environment along with the relaxed lifestyle, cleanliness and friendly community, according to a recent report to the City of Mandurah.

In April, the City engaged external consultant Catalyse to administer a Markyt Community Scorecard to evaluate community priorities and measure the council’s performance against key indicators in its Stratetic Community Plan.

It was the eighth survey since 2003.

In previous years, surveys were carried out by telephone.

This year, invitations were sent to 4000 randomly selected households, 2000 by email and 2000 by mail.

The survey provides feedback on how the city is performing across a range of areas.

The report found Mandurah continued to be a strong performer as a place to live and as a governing organisation.

Perceived strengths included weekly rubbish collections, fortnightly recycling collections and festival, arts, festivals and cultural activities.

Areas residents wanted the City to prioritise included safety and security, access to employment opportunities, traffic management, economic development and development of the city centre.