This survey has been created by a group of Geelong and Bellarine residents. We are keen to hear your feedback about the progress the City of Greater Geelong has made on the community's 2017 Clever and Creative Vision. For further information about this survey go to www.geelongcommunitysurvey.org. Providing your views on how Council is responding to the community’s concerns and priorities is an important way to provide direction to Councillors and to all candidates nominating for the upcoming Council elections in October.
Please have your say. We’ll take your views to candidates in the upcoming Council elections to show them what the community wants them to focus on and let you know which candidates will act on the community's top priorities.
Results of this survey will be collated as a group and your privacy respected. No individual's responses will be released, identifiable or shared with other groups or any candidate running for election. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Are local services and infrastructure coping with the current population growth rate ?

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* 2. Is our environment coping with the current population growth rate and development ? (native vegetation and animals, water supplies and run-off, air quality)

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* 3. Is the City of Greater Geelong doing enough to protect our natural environment ? (beaches, nature reserves, native animals and plants on private land)

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* 4. Does public transport need any improvements within and beyond Geelong ?

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* 5. Does walking and cycling (active transport) need to be improved around Geelong and the Bellarine ?

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* 6. Do you feel safer in our region than four years ago ?

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* 7. Is the City of Greater Geelong providing sufficient support for the community to reduce and manage waste ?

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* 8. Please rate your level of concern about the following :

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How concerned are you about the effects of climate change predicted for our region ? (eg flooding due to rising sea-level, reduced rainfall, increased risk of bushfire and extreme weather)

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* 9. Is the City of Greater Geelong addressing Climate Change effectively at the local level ?

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* 10. Should the City of Greater Geelong to do more to help households, businesses and our region to reduce carbon emissions ?

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* 11. Is the City of Greater Geelong providing enough support to creative and cultural activities ?

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* 12. Is tourism in the region getting enough support from the City of Greater Geelong ?

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* 13. Does the City of Greater Geelong provide enough support for vulnerable people in our community such as the elderly, people with disabilities, homeless people and people living on low incomes ?

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* 14. Does the City of Greater Geelong place enough value and priority on the knowledge and culture of the Wathaurong and other First Nations people  ?

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* 15. Does the City of Greater Geelong encourage and support a wide enough range of businesses to create a prosperous economy ?

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* 16. Does the City of Greater Geelong provide the communities and businesses of the Geelong and Bellarine with enough support to develop and adopt new technology ?

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* 17. The statements below are the aspirations of the City of Greater Geelong's Clever and Creative Vision. Please rank these according to their importance to you.

Just drag and drop items with number 1  as the most important to you.

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* 18. Please rate the following question.

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How well do you feel that the Council listens to and involves you in its decision making ?

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* 19. Does the City of Greater Geelong collaborate enough with other Councils and levels of government to address issues which cut across regions and levels of government ? (eg transport, climate change, safety, jobs and business development)

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* 20. Do you have any further comments to help make our region a better place to live ?

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* 21. To help us ensure we are receiving feedback from across the community, please enter your postcode number below.

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* 22. Please select your age

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* 23. Please enter your gender

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* 24. What is your highest level of education ?

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* 25. Would you like us to keep you informed of the results of this survey and which candidates in the October Council elections will support the issues and priorities identified in it ? If yes, please provide your Name and Email address below :

Thanks for completing the survey. If you care about our community and our region, please share it with your networks, neighbours, friends and family so that we hear as many voices as possible.
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