Mansfield Shire Council will use a brief periodical survey to check the community’s concerns and needs as it begins planning and implementing its relief and recovery program, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.
Mansfield Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said many in the community had contacted Council throughout the lockdown about immediate concerns and now Council would like to understand the issues faced by the community as restrictions are lifted.
“Are people feeling relieved that restrictions are being lifted or concerned? We need to know about people’s feelings and how the Coronavirus experience so far has impacted their lives, in order to plan the appropriate response,” Cr Attley said.
“It’s important that people in our community are engaged in issues that affect their lives, so we invite the community to take part,” she said.
The pulse survey which can be completed in less than 5 minutes is open to all residents and ratepayers of the Shire. Questions ask about concerns people may have, how COVID-19 has changed how they spend their time and what Council could do to support the community.
“The results will be analysed at multiple stages throughout the pandemic to help understand community needs over time. Council will use the information to directly inform planning and delivery of services through the community relief and recovery program,” Cr Attley said.