Council seeks feedback on how residents think it’s performing

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire president John Nicholas with the scorecard.
Camera IconBridgetown-Greenbushes Shire president John Nicholas with the scorecard. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council is asking residents to grade its performance, which will help guide the council’s direction for the next four years.

The scorecard project is being conducted in collaboration with CATALYSE, which recently conducted a project with the State Government to measure the State’s resilience in response to COVID-19.

Residents will receive the scorecards in the mail and the results will be used to compare the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council’s performance against others in the State.

Shire president John Nicholas said the data would be used to formulate a new community strategic plan.

“That plan is a way forward for what’s happening in the Shire,” he said. “It is extremely important that people have their say, this is giving them the opportunity to say this is what we want, this is where we think you should be going. The catchcry is fill it out, don’t throw it out.”

As well as sending out the community scorecard, shire council staff members will consult with different community groups.

To help encourage members of the community to engage with the survey, the council recruited well- known locals to film several 30 second online video spots.

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