Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 5:26:49 PM

A Community Survey was initiated with the endorsement of Resolution Number 02-920, and carried by an absolute majority at the Ordinary Council Meeting in September 2020.
As a result, the Corporate Business Plan and its Key Performance Indicators have been amended, and this particular survey was realised in May 2021.

In addition to the Shire of Exmouth's bi-annual Community Perception Survey, the contracted professional market research company, Painted Dog Research, surveyed residents and ratepayers about essential issues towards the local community, including the highly-debated possible project proposal of a deep sea water port 10km south of the township.

The results presented in today's agenda item were accompanied by an officer's recommendation for the appropriate use and publication of these results. Council decided to extend this recommendation and included an additional motion, confirming Councils ongoing commitment to transparent governance and leadership with the community's aspirations and needs in focus.

With a vote of 6/0, Council endorsed releasing the survey results that present the level of support and opposition towards the possible proposal of a deep sea water port by Gascoyne Gateway Limited (GGL). Previously deemed confidential and informing to Council only, the information will be published with the August Ordinary Council Meeting minutes, available on the Shire of Exmouth Website and shared with the community within ten working days.

All data collected will be used in future strategic planning, including a legislated major review of the Exmouth Strategic Community Plan - Exmouth 2030, Corporate Business Planning and Council's project prioritisation.




"The survey's initiation, preparation, and implementation show how committed the Exmouth Council is in identifying the issues relevant to our community; and, more importantly, addressing them in the strategic planning for the future without using them as the basis for a referendum."

"Every household in Exmouth was invited to take part and share their views as part of this consultation. Council is convinced that it has received a more than comprehensively and, above all, validly representation of the community's sentiment towards relevant issues and specifically mentioned project proposals."


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Media contact:
Sandra Flint, Coordinator Communications & Marketing, Shire of Exmouth
M: 0459 431 439 | E: sflint@exmouth.wa.gov.au

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