COMMUNITY CONSULTATION DESK FEEDBACK

I thought that I’d provide some feedback from time to time on the non-confidential issues that are being raised at my weekly Community Consultation Desks
  • Davidson Street Traffic Lights – negative comments about the new change schedule/delays (by far the most frequent subject raised)
  • Causeway Roundabout – positive comments but with some inquiries regarding the funding
  • Pedestrian Footpath Request for Davidson Street – awkward/unsafe for mums with strollers and kids between Golf Links Estate & Bargara Central
  • Pedestrian Footpath Request for Causeway Drive – increase in pedestrian traffic warrants a footpath now that many vacant allotments have been built on
  • New Electoral Boundaries – mainly negative comments regarding the loss of Coral Cove & Innes Park to Division 6
  • Money’s Creek Upper Lagoon & Bargara Lake – negative comments about algae/weed growth
  • Mayoral Candidacy – whose going to run for the top job?
  • Foreshore Markets – why won’t the Council support one?
  • Former IGA Site – what’s happening/proposed?
  • Rates – why are they higher than in Brisbane/Sydney?

Generally the feedback has been pretty positive but it’s always handy to be able to explain the background behind some of the issues that have raised concerns within the community. With a little face-to-face discussion it’s a lot easier to provide some facts and explain why certain decisions have been made. It’s also handy to be able to dispel some of the blatant misinformation that tends to get circulated from time to time. Usually (but certainly not always) people accept the reason once they have a better understanding of the background or  get to see “both sides of the story”. Even if they don’t agree with it, they at least walk away with a more informed understanding.

I’ve also received a large number of comments regarding issues such as health, education, electricity costs, TV reception, change in Prime Minister, refugees, etc. Whilst these are not related to Council services, it’s interesting to have a chat and listen to the varying points of view that people have.

The Justice of the Peace services have also been fairly consistent with  3 or 4 signings per session.

All in all I think that the ‘Desk’ is serving its purpose so I’ll keep it going every Saturday morning subject to other commitments. The next scheduled session will always be displayed on the Homepage of this site.

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