Have your say with Community Views Survey 2023

Published on 24 May 2023

A woman and a young child look out over Whanganui from the viewing platform at the Durie Hill look-out

Have you used the libraries, visited a local park or accessed council facilities recently?

These are just some of the questions in our annual Community Views Survey – and if you take part you can enter a draw to win one of three $100 grocery vouchers.

The independently-conducted online survey begins today, Wednesday, 24 May 2023.  It asks all residents aged 16 and over for feedback on council services and facilities as well as their perceptions of wellbeing, and the quality of our services and facilities in Whanganui.

The survey also includes questions about culture and recreation, emergency planning and readiness, safety and wellbeing, the performance of the council and its response to community needs and issues. If you live in a rural area you will also be asked about the Whanganui Rural Community Board.

Council policy manager, Elise Broadbent, says more than 600 people responded to the online survey last year.

“This was a great result and we are appreciative of those who took the time to complete it. As always we want as many locals as possible to complete the survey. 

“We want to hear from people who visit the skate parks and libraries, dog owners who visit the canine-friendly reserves, and those who make the most of our sportsgrounds and cultural facilities. If you live in the Whanganui district, whether you’ve had council contact or not, we would love to hear from you.”

Elise Broadbent says the results are an important tool for the council when looking at future improvements to services and for strategic planning.

The survey is run by independent research company Versus Research on behalf of the council. It should take about 10 minutes to complete online.

All respondents are anonymous, and no individual responses will be supplied to the council. Everyone who completes the survey will have a chance to enter a draw to win one of the three $100 grocery vouchers.

Take part in this year's Community Views Survey

The results of the survey, which closes on Wednesday, 14 June, are expected to be available in August this year.


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