Community Satisfaction Survey Results
The Borough of Queenscliffe has performed well again in the 2017 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey.
The independent survey is coordinated annually by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on behalf of Victorian councils.
Summary of key results
The 2017 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey results show that the Borough of Queenscliffe Council continues to meet or rate higher than State-wide and Small Rural averages on all core measures.
shires group 2017
|Making community decisions||58||54||55|
|Sealed local roads||65||53||50|
|Overall council direction||56||53||52|
Council's performance is highest in the areas of:
- Waste management – 81
- Appearance of public areas – 80
When asked to describe the best thing about Council, residents were very forthcoming in their responses, with top mentions including:
- Location – 16%
- Beach / foreshore / waterfront / lake / river / creek – 9%
- The community / community feeling / neighbourhood – 7%
- Development – 6%
- Environment – 6%.
On another positive note, 13% of residents reported that no areas of Council’s performance required improvement in the 2017 survey, compared to 6% in 2016. More people rate Council’s overall performance as ‘very good’ (16%) compared to the proportion who rate it ‘very poor’ (3%). The top areas for improvement included:
- Community consultation – 14%
- Development – inappropriate – 9%
- Communication – 9%.
Click here to read the full 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey results for the Borough of Queenscliffe.
68 of the 79 Victorian councils participated in the 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey.
Results from the Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey are included in the Borough of Queenscliffe Council’s Annual Report.