The results of my “South Burnett’s Biggest Community Survey” are in, with 762 surveys returned – a 6.3% response rate.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their opinion.
It provides an excellent insight into the feelings and opinions of the region.
Importantly, this data provides me with concrete evidence of our region’s needs, and it will help me fight for the things important to the South Burnett community.
I would especially like to thank Eline Beijsens, a local girl who took time out from her university break to help input all the data.
It was a huge task and wouldn’t have been possible without her assistance.
Here’s a short wrap-up of the key findings:
It also supports results which showed 56 per cent of people are not satisfied with the level of access to health services, and 39 per cent of people rated overall health services in our community as “average”.
77 per cent also believe that this high level of debt means the Government won’t build vital infrastructure. I agree with these results.
This is also reflected in the number of people contacting my office with complaints, so it is an issue which continues to be a priority.
65 per cent have had to cut items from their weekly budget to cover rising costs, and 81 per cent feel like the cost of living has increased beyond wage growth in the past five years.
94 per cent agreed we need tougher measures to deal with domestic violence offenders.
83 per cent of people want more police, but I’m glad to see that 69 per cent of people felt safe in our community.
More details about the survey results can be found on my website