Have say in wellbeing survey

The survey has been designed to help evaluate the community’s ‘values and aspirations’ and to gauge how well residents feel the City is progressing towards those values.

The community aspirations to be surveyed have been drawn from the City’s Strategic Community Plan: People Places Participation 2012-2022, a plan developed originally in 2007 and updated in 2012, as a result of community engagement.

‘This survey aims to get a broad cross-section of views from across the Melville community and forms part of a larger project to produce a Community Wellbeing Scorecard that will provide us with a snapshot of wellbeing in the City of Melville today,’ Mayor Russell Aubrey said.

‘Our revised Community Wellbeing Survey also aligns with best practice and new legislation that requires local governments across the state to become more accountable to the communities they serve.

Aspects of wellbeing that will be surveyed include liveability, quality of life, access and inclusion, community engagement and healthy lifestyles.

During July and August, a representative sample of residents will be contacted and invited to participate in a telephone version of the survey.

Printed and online versions of the survey will also be available in libraries and community centres.

The City aims to have independent research company Bodhi Alliance complete at least 1000 surveys.

Results of the survey will be considered by the council in November and should be made available to the public by December.

For further information, call the council’s social sustainability co-ordinator on 1300 645 845 or visit www.melvillecity.com.au/wellbeing.