Belmont residents satisfied
VALUE-for-money rates, respecting residents’ views and the development of Belmont town centre have rated well in the annual survey of City of Belmont residents and business owners.
The 2018 Community Perceptions Scorecard showed 74 per cent of residents were satisfied with Belmont as a place to live and 70 per cent were satisfied with the City as a governing organisation. Both figures were a slight rise on the 2017 results.
The City of Belmont achieved industry standards in six community and five business service areas, based on benchmarks calculated from 40 participating local government councils.
Opportunities to take part in physical activity, access to services and facilities for people with a disability and economic development, as in what the City does to attract investors, attract and retain businesses, grow tourism and create more job opportunities, were the other community areas.
Belmont chief executive John Christie said the results identified areas for improvement, which included safety and security matters such as vandalism, antisocial behaviour and graffiti removal.
He said the City was already formulating an action plan to address safety and security concerns as a result.