Strong results in Community SurveyPosted Thursday 14 July 2016
Mosman Council has again recorded strong results in its latest biennial Community Survey.
Key findings from the 2016 survey, conducted by independent market researchers in late April, include:
- Satisfaction with Mosman Council’s overall performance has improved with each biennial survey since 2012 and remains above the benchmark for NSW Councils
- Satisfaction with the overall performance of both councillors and council staff has also progressively increased since 2012 and
- Residents’ perception of the ‘value for money’ delivered by council services has also continued to climb.
The issues most commonly quoted by survey respondents over the next 5-10 years include council amalgamations (32%), traffic (28%), development (10%), lack of infrastructure (9%) and parking (5%).
The survey also sought information on community needs and aspirations, social connectedness and quality of life and found community pride and connectedness results are healthy. Community safety has rated particularly highly, while scores for other social capital indicators such as friendly neighbourhoods, socialising in the local area and feelings of community belonging have remained steady since 2014.
The aspects of living in Mosman most valued by residents are beautiful natural environment (27%), community feel (25%), convenient/proximity to amenities (18%), ambient/peaceful atmosphere (14%) and beaches (10%).