Nationals WA Member of Parliament and candidate for the seat of Geraldton Paul Brown MP, is urging City of Greater Geraldton residents to have their say and help shape the future of their region by completing the Living in the Regions 2016 survey.
Made possible by Royalties for Regions, the survey is a safe and convenient way for regional residents to contribute thoughts about their region.
Mr Brown said the survey was a great opportunity for City of Greater Geraldton residents to share their perceptions and experiences of living in a regional community.
“Royalties for Regions is transforming regional WA through the provision of essential infrastructure and services,” Mr Brown said. “Finding out more about residents, what attracts them to live in the region and what they like best about living here, are simple but crucial elements that are instrumental in supporting the ongoing sustainability of our city.”
Mr Brown said it was anticipated government agencies, private organisations and community groups will use the survey findings to support decision-making and policy development across regional WA.
More than 10,000 people responded when the West Australian survey was last conducted in 2013, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the country.
“I urge all residents of the City of Greater Geraldton to have their say,” Mr Brown said.
The survey, conducted by the Department of Regional Development via Ernst & Young, is available online at www.drd.wa.gov.au/Regions2016.
Regional residents will also receive the survey in the mail, with 50,000 copies distributed at random across regional WA. The survey will remain open until 30 November 2016 and results are expected to be available mid-2017. Results from the 2013 survey are available on www.drd.wa.gov.au.