Res­i­dents give City high marks

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Su­sanne Reilly

NINETY-TWO per cent of res­i­dents who com­pleted the 2015 Com­mu­nity and Busi­ness Per­cep­tions Sur­vey are sat­is­fied with the City of Bel­mont as a place to live.

City of Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks said the re­sults were pleas­ing and a good in­di­ca­tion of how the com­mu­nity felt about the City of Bel­mont.

”The City is de­lighted with these re­sults and feed­back, and grate­ful for the con­tin­ued com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion and ef­fort to pro­vide valu­able com­ments,” he said.

“It is im­por­tant for the City to know how our res­i­dents and busi­nesses feel about us.

“We see enor­mous value in ob­tain­ing feed­back from the com­mu­nity as it pro­vides guid­ance to­wards the strate­gic fo­cus for the years ahead.”

The City of Bel­mont was iden­ti­fied as an in­dus­try leader in 14 com­mu­nity ar­eas – as a gov­ern­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, coun­cil’s lead­er­ship, pro­mot­ing the area as a great place to be, li­brary, youth, fam­i­lies, se­niors, dis­abil­i­ties, how the com­mu­nity is in­formed about lo­cal is­sues, Bel­mont Bul­letin, web­site, graf­fiti re­moval, storm drainage, and foot­paths and cy­cle ways.

“To re­ceive so many in­dus­try stan­dards is a great achieve­ment and it is re­as­sur­ing to know that we are on the right track in so many ar­eas,” Cr Marks said.

Ar­eas of im­prove­ment iden­ti­fied by res­i­dents that would help make the City a bet­ter place to live in­cluded safety and se­cu­rity, hous­ing den­sity with strate­gies to re­duce park­ing con­ges­tion on residential streets and streetscape beau­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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