Council seeking community input

SURVEY: Mayor Denis Clark is calling for the local community to take part in the Northern Areas Council community survey to help set the direction for the new 10 year strategic plan.
SURVEY: Mayor Denis Clark is calling for the local community to take part in the Northern Areas Council community survey to help set the direction for the new 10 year strategic plan.

The Northern Areas Council is inviting members of the local community to have their say as part of the development of a new 10 year strategic plan for the period of 2019-2028.

One of the first measures is to conduct a community survey, which is currently being undertaken.

All members of the community are encouraged to be involved in the process and help council set the direction to where they want to see council heading in to the future.

Mayor Denis Clark said they last ran a community survey back in 2017 and it proved to be a really good and informative exercise.

"It was a great way to show us what was important to the community. It helped identify some areas that were of concern to the community, which then set a direction of where we needed to spend some money to make improvements," he said.

"A good example was that a lot of people at the time raised the issue of a real lack of street lighting in the communities.

"We have recently been able to receive federal government funding which has allowed us to undertake the project. We wouldn't have been able to act so quickly without the input from the community."

The community survey is open until April 18.

Paper copies of the form are available at the Northern Areas Council offices in Jamestown, Gladstone and Spalding or online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/northernareascommunitysurvey2019