Rate Council’s performance in community survey
Maitland residents have the opportunity to rate Council’s performance with a community survey now available to complete.
The biennial survey will see IRIS Research phone 600 people to gather opinions, while an online survey is available for anyone who doesn’t receive a call.
Phone numbers are picked at random and to make sure the sample of residents is representative, the caller may ask to speak to a person of a particular gender or age group.
“The Community Survey is an important indicator of how satisfied the community is with Council, our services and the way we manage a range of areas of responsibility and influence,” Council’s Vibrant City executive manager Rachel MacLucas said.
“It is traditionally quite hard to reach the younger age demographic so we are encouraging residents aged 18-34, if you get a call, to please take the 15 minutes to participate in the survey.”
The survey period will conclude on December 17, then focus groups will be held in February before the final report is presented to Council.
The online survey can be found at maitlandyoursay.com.au.
The 2016 survey found that population growth and traffic congestion were the two most highlighted concerns for the next decade, and that 89 per cent of residents were at least ‘somewhat satisfied’ with the performance of Council.