I have just completed the BENDIGO WELLBEING SURVEY.
It took about 15 minutes but it is fairly comprehensive and gives you a chance to send your views on how you are coping/enjoying/living in Bendigo and what you think should be the priorities of your council should be.
As outgoing Mayor CrFyffe said the City of Greater Bendigois undertaking the Bendigo Wellbeing survey to find out the community’sattitude to a range of wellbeing issues.
“Wellbeingis one of those things where we all know what we mean, but can’t quite put intowords. It is hard to pin down exactlymakes us feel contented with our life but we are trying to understand whataffects our resident’s wellbeing, so if there are things we can change toimprove wellbeing we can prioritise them. This might be through strategies,programs or services,” said Cr Fyffe.
“Thesurvey results will provide a broad reaching wellbeing scorecard to understandwhat our community is most positive about, and what there should be moreof. It also asks about people’sconcerns, areas of risk they identify and needs. The information will not onlyinform our own decision making, but will also give us powerful data to lobbyother levels of Govt about issues that are important to our community, but notnecessarily in Council’s control.
Thesurvey is open until November 30 and can be easily completed online at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au Or printed copies are also availablefrom City of Greater Bendigooffices or by phoning 5434 6148.
“Adetailed report of the results of the survey and other information includingthe census results will be prepared and made available to the community inearly 2012,” said Cr Fyffe.
So if you want the council to know how you are living here, then fill in the survey, it is great that we live in a society where we can give our opinion freely.