Residents give City high marks
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.