Bendigo residents urged to rate wellbeing

Bendigo residents have until Friday to complete the second Bendigo Wellbeing Survey.

About 1700 people have completed the survey so far and offered their thoughts on emerging issues, community needs and opportunities for improvement.

Mayor Barry Lyons encouraged more residents to have their say on the future of Bendigo. 

“In 2012, 1544 people completed the survey, which serves as a helpful snapshot of public opinion. However, the more people who complete it the better,” Cr Lyons said.

“The results act as a wellbeing scorecard that council can then reference when it comes to making decisions about services and what the community would like to see more or less of.

“The survey’s findings will also support council’s ability to lobby other levels of government regarding issues that are important to the community but cannot necessarily be solved or improved by council.”

It covers issues including health, children and family services, electronic gaming machines, cultural diversity, homelessness, housing, licensed venues, public safety, health protection, education links, childcare, employment, food security, transport, water, energy, waste and leadership.

The survey closes this Friday and can be completed online at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/wellbeingsurvey. Printed copies are also available from City of Greater Bendigo offices or by phoning 5434 6148.

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