City of Karratha

Have your say about the City of Karratha

01 Feb 2019

The City of Karratha’s annual community survey is now open for residents to make their voices heard regarding a range of Council matters.

The community survey is an important tool for gathering feedback about the City of Karratha’s performance across 26 service areas.

Survey responses are collated and used by Council to consider areas for increased funding for the following financial year.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long encouraged residents to have their say.

“Council values the feedback residents provide through this survey, which the City has conducted for the past seven years,” Cr Long said.

“The data we collect enables us to benchmark our results so we can focus our efforts in response to the community’s priorities.

“Last year residents told us community safety and security was a high priority, so we allocated an additional $200,000 to expand our footpath lighting program and introduced a security subsidy scheme to help residents feel safer.”

Other recent examples of how the community survey has influenced Council’s priorities include:

  • $16m Wickham Community Hub and $80,000 Wickham BMX track to increase youth services and activities
  • $2.6m Welcome Park to provide more parks and gardens
  • $11.7m Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment, $650,000 Point Samson boardwalk and viewing platform, $200,000 Wickham Boat Beach ramp works and Hearsons Cove upgrades to enhance foreshore amenity
  • and $2.4m to upgrade Mooligan Road in the light industrial area to improve local roads.

The community survey opened today and closes on February 28, 2019.

To complete the survey and go in the draw to win a Go Pro Hero 7 Black valued at $598, visit www.karratha.wa.gov.au/survey

The results of the survey will be published online and in the 2019 April Ordinary Council Meeting minutes.