Community members are urged to help shape the next four years of community development in the Bundaberg Region by having their say in a new community survey.
The survey is the community’s opportunity to get involved in developing the 2024-28 Bundaberg Regional Council Community Development Strategy.
Through the Community Development Strategy, Council aims to create an attractive and inclusive community that is empowered to understand its own needs and those of others.
The strategy will look at the delivery of awareness and educational programs, improving accessibility and creating innovative activities to support community participation.
It will also set clear directions and actions as to how community development priorities will be achieved, measured, and monitored.
Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor Tracey McPhee said the aim of the region-wide community consultation was to hear from as many residents as possible.
“Bundaberg Regional Council has a vision to build Australia’s best regional community and to do this we want to hear everyone’s voices,” Cr McPhee said.
“For the region to progress as a socially inclusive community, we need to address the gaps and barriers identified by the residents.
“So far, the community has really embraced the opportunity to have their say, and we are excited about the level of engagement the survey has generated.
“I encourage everyone to complete the survey, to provide the vital feedback Council needs to inform our region’s future community direction.”
For residents who want to learn more about Community Development before completing the survey, Council staff are holding community conversations throughout August in the following locations:
- Burnett Heads
- Elliott Heads
- Gin Gin
- Innes Park/Coral Cove
- Moore Park Beach
Details about community conversation sessions will be added to the project webpage as the sessions are scheduled.
Residents are encouraged to complete the survey online.
For anyone requiring a paper copy, Council staff can assist at the community conversation sessions, or residents can obtain a paper copy from Council offices, libraries and the Gin Gin and Childers Neighbourhood Centres.
The survey runs until 4.45 pm on Friday 1 September.
Residents can find further information and sign up for project updates here.