Have your say on re­ceiv­ing coun­cil info

Kyabram Free Press - - LOCAL CLASSIES - By Char­mayne Al­li­son

RES­I­DENTS can have their say on how they’d like to re­ceive coun­cil in­for­ma­tion — while hav­ing the chance to win a de­li­cious lo­cal pro­duce ham­per — by com­plet­ing a com­mu­ni­ca­tions sur­vey.

With coun­cil of­fer­ing more than 100 dif­fer­ent ser­vices to 37,000 plus res­i­dents across the Shire of Campaspe, the ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion of coun­cil in­for­ma­tion is key.

“Many coun­cil ser­vices, projects and plans are well known but there are also many that are less known, which can re­sult in the com­mu­nity feel­ing un­in­formed,’’ Campaspe Shire CEO Ja­son Rus­sell said.

‘‘The in­for­ma­tion gath­ered from the sur­vey will go a long way to en­sur­ing the wider com­mu­nity is kept in­formed of coun­cil de­ci­sions, ser­vices and pro­grams.’’

Fol­low­ing on from the Campaspe Conversation Day — an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to have their say on all things coun­cil — it was found the com­mu­nity wished to re­ceive coun­cil in­for­ma­tion in lo­cal news­pa­pers and via printed news­let­ters de­liv­ered to homes.

The com­mu­ni­ca­tions sur­vey will take this a step fur­ther.

“(It) is a way to fur­ther con­nect with res­i­dents and un­der­stand the type of in­for­ma­tion the com­mu­nity deems im­por­tant and the pre­ferred method of re­ceiv­ing this in­for­ma­tion,” Mr Rus­sell said.

“Im­proved com­mu­ni­ca­tion meth­ods is the corner­stone to build­ing stronger com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships based on trust and mu­tual ap­pre­ci­a­tion.’’

The sur­vey is now open and can be ac­cessed via coun­cil’s web­site: www.campaspe.vic.gov.au

Ad­di­tional copies of the sur­vey are avail­able from cus­tomer con­tact cen­tres.

The sur­vey closes on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27.

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