Aus­tralia Day on­line sur­vey

Eastern Reporter - - News -

TOWN of Bassendean res­i­dents are in­vited to have their say on the fu­ture of the Town’s Aus­tralia Day events.

An on­line com­mu­nity sur­vey avail­able for res­i­dents to com­plete un­til Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18, could in­clude changes to the Town’s flag­ship event, which be­gan in 2005.

Ac­cord­ing to a Town spokesman, the sur­vey would give the coun­cil the op­por­tu­nity to mea­sure the over­all ef­fec­tive­ness of the event, in­vest­ment by the Town and risks associated with stag­ing it.

“Each year since 2005, the Town of Bassendean has staged an Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tions and Fire­works event,” he said.

“The Town is re­spect­ful and aware of the sen­ti­ment that ex­ists within some sec­tions of the com­mu­nity of the sen­si­tiv­ity of cel­e­brat­ing Aus­tralia Day on Jan­uary 26 each year.

“Con­sult­ing with the com­mu­nity will en­sure that the coun­cil has the con­ver­sa­tion to de­cide the best di­rec­tion to take re­gard­ing the event and to en­sure that the Town’s sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment is val­ued by ratepay­ers and rel­e­vant to the com­mu­nity.”

The spokesman said any changes to the day would not come into ef­fect un­til 2019 and plans for next year’s event would in­clude fire­works and cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­monies at Ash­field Re­serve,

To com­plete the on­line sur­vey, visit www.your­say.bassendean.wa.gov.au or col­lect one from the Town’s cus­tomer ser­vice cen­tre.

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