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Health and Safety Survey Drives Decision Making

Published: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 at 4:30:05 PM

Residents are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Hedland Community Health and Safety Survey, launched today.

The Town is currently renewing the Community Safety Plan 2019-2021 and developing a public health plan, both of which are blueprints for creating a healthy and vibrant future.

Feedback from community members will be the primary data for deciding which areas of health and safety the plans should prioritise.

The survey consists of 24 questions, covering topics such as perceptions on crime levels, experiences of neighbourhood crime and areas of health concern.

Mayor Camilo Blanco said the survey was a way to optimise the Town’s allocation of resources in the community health and safety space in the years ahead.

“Rather than develop these plans in isolation, we want to make sure they reflect the wishes of the people of Hedland.

“I suspect we’ll uncover areas of health and safety concern that may have been overlooked in the past, or issues needing more attention.

“There are clearly more discussions around mental health wellbeing happening at the moment, so the survey may pick this up.

“We’re trying to shift the narrative from purely crime and punishment towards taking a more holistic view of safety being inherently linked to health and wellbeing.

“The more people who respond, the better data we’ll have to make the best decisions as a Local Government for community health and safety.

“If you complete the survey by Wednesday 6 March, you can also go into the draw to win either a $200 Retra Vision voucher or a $200 Harvey Norman voucher.”

For more information on the survey, please click here or contact 9158 9300.

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Marketing Communication and Events
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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