|15 June 2015
West Coast Council is urging people to return their West Coast 2025 surveys this week in order for their feedback to be included in the analysis of data collated during the recent community engagement process.
An amazing 20% of the West Coast population have completed the survey which asks residents, ratepayers, business owners, people who work in the area but live elsewhere and visitors to the region their thoughts about the West Coast – the best things, areas where change could occur, weaknesses and how the West Coast will change by the year 2025.
The survey, available online and mailed to all ratepayers and West Coast households, formed one component of the engagement process. Information stands, key industry summits, school-based activities and community workshops ensured as many people as possible were able to participate in the project and have their say on shaping the future of the West Coast.
Over 1400 people have participated in the various events and the dedicated website www.westcoast2025.com.au has had over 1600 visitors, spending an average of four and a half minutes online.
“The survey return rate is fantastic,” Mayor Phil Vickers said. “I would encourage anyone who has put off completing the survey to do so now to ensure their views can be included in the data analysis.”
A complete analysis of all data collated from the surveys and engagement activities will commence by the end of June which will enable the long term West Coast Community Plan 2025 to be drafted. The draft plan is anticipated to be available for public exhibition by late August, for review and adoption by Council in September.
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