The City of Karratha Annual Community Survey closed this week. We thank everyone for participating and sharing their thoughts on City matters.
The survey, now it’s 11th year, is a valuable tool for the City, as it helps us to measure how our facilities and services are tracking against community expectations.
Importantly, the survey also measures a number of liveability factors not directly under the control of local government. This data is extremely valuable as it helps us to lobby State and Federal Governments on these issues.
The cost of living, housing, crime and healthcare are frequently being raised as key issues facing our community. While these are not traditionally local government matters, they are critical to realising our vision of being Australia’s most liveable regional City.
The City has implemented a range of its own initiatives to tackle the issues. Housing, for example, has been an ongoing hot topic for several years and the City has responded by progressing a number of projects aimed at increasing availability and affordability of housing in our community.
Additionally, the City’s medical services housing subsidy has supported GP’s relocating to our towns and the Security Subsidy Scheme, has seen more than 400 installations of CCTV, security lighting and alarm systems within the community.
Thanks again for those that took part in the survey. Over the next few weeks, the City will be analysing data and incorporating feedback into the City’s operational plan and budget for the upcoming financial year.