Community Wellbeing Survey to Monitor Life for Local Residents
The City of Melville will conduct a Community Wellbeing Survey during the month of April to monitor a range of factors that impact on the quality of life for local residents.
The study will evaluate three key areas which are determinants of wellbeing and healthy individuals and communities. These include: social and cultural factors (such as health, safety, access to services, and sense of community); economic factors (such as education, employment and housing) and environmental factors (relating to the natural and built environment).
Mayor Russell Aubrey said, “It’s vitally important the City of Melville monitors the quality of life for local residents.”
“Results will be considered by Council in June and will assist Elected Members, the Executive Team and Organisational Managers to assess how the City of Melville is performing against its targets.”
The new survey will seek to update the information gathered from the original survey conducted two years ago and will allow the City of Melville to track progress in the aforementioned categories.
The study is being conducted by CATALYSE, an independent research company, in partnership with Edith Cowan University’s Survey Research Centre. During the month of April, a random sample of households will be contacted and invited to participate in a telephone survey. The City is aiming to complete 400 interviews with a representative sample of residents. Sample quotas are being set by age, gender and location so the City gets a good cross section of views across the community.
For further information please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator at the City of Melville on 1300 645 845.