City wants to be told where to go


The community reference group which helped create a new online survey that gives residents the opportunity to have a say in what direction their City should move in.
The community reference group which helped create a new online survey that gives residents the opportunity to have a say in what direction their City should move in.

The project slogan “Tell the City Where to Go” was created by a community reference group tasked with reviewing community aspirations, designing stakeholder engagement questions for community input and taking a leadership role in actively encouraging people to participate.

The survey was designed after a series of workshops with the group to offer an easy and accessible way for the community to contribute to the Strategic Community Plan.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said taking a “temperature check” on the community aspirations identified in the 2012 Plan was important to ensure the City continued to make decisions and provide programs, products and services that aligned with the wants and needs of the community.

“Local governments planning for the future are first required to understand community aspirations and must then plan to meet them,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“‘Tell The City Where To Go’ is an eye-catching, attention grabbing, tongue-in-cheek slogan that we hope will encourage our residents to not just think about getting involved in their own future but also take action.”

For more information or to complete the survey, go to www.melvilletalks.com.au .

Eligible residents who register and complete the survey by Sunday, April 3, can win a $5000 travel voucher from Flight Centre.