West Wimmera council receives positive score card from Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey

File photo.
File photo.

RESIDENTS in the West Wimmera Shire Council are happy with their council.

Results of the Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey from last year have been released and provided positive feedback for the shire.

The shire received a total rating score of 61 index points, higher than the state-wide average of 59 index points.

Council’s chief executive David Leahy said he was pleased with the results.

“These results are very positive for the shire, and they provide some guidance as to what services are most important to residents, as well as what level of service people are expecting from us,” he said.

Customer service was scored at 76 points, above the state average of 70.

The telephone survey was conducted by JWS Research, surveying 400 residents across a range of age groups, who were contacted using a mix of mobile phone and fixed phone lines.