Scorecard results: How you rated our performance!

Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2023 at 3:18:40 PM

Residents and businesses still rate Shire of Dardanup performance well above the industry average however results of our recent MARKYT Community Scorecard have revealed clear community priorities for future focus.

Our performance was rated in 2023 at 71 per cent by the 1,032 respondents to the Scorecard survey – 6 points above the industry average of 65 per cent but a 2 per cent drop on our 2021 Scorecard result from 606 respondents.

Top three priorities identified by the community were:

  • Community safety and crime prevention;
  • Waste management;
  • Seniors’ services and facilities.

Services rated highest by the community and receiving a score well above the industry average were:

  • Economic development and job creation;
  • Development of local town centre;
  • Planning and building approvals.

Other areas where responses indicated community satisfaction included Future planning; Playgrounds parks and reserves; Sporting facilities; Boat ramps and Festivals and events.

Services rated lowest by the community and receiving a score below the industry average were:

  • Waste Management;
  • Library Services;
  • Environmental Health.

Other areas where responses indicated a level of community dissatisfaction were Recognition of First Nations People and Conservation and environmental management.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett thanked the community for coming forward to participate in the Scorecard survey in such big numbers.

“The more people who respond, the more confidence we can all have that the priorities indicated are a true reflection of community sentiment,” Cr Bennett said.

“I’m appreciative of results showing the community believes we are generally performing quite well but what’s most valuable is the strong indications we have received about where we need to focus our attention in coming years.”

Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan along with our Reconciliation Action Plan are both due for review this year.

Our new Library, Administration and Community Centre is under construction in Eaton and due for opening in early 2024. You can read about the project in detail by clicking on links below to previous website posts:

May Update

February Update

December Update

You can view full results of our 2021 and 2023 MARKYT Community Scorecards on this page of our website.

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