The 2021-2025 Council Plan Community Survey was the first of many opportunities our community will have to contribute to Benalla Rural City Council’s priorities over the next four years. This initial survey was taken between November 2020 and January 2021. We know there are many community members who still have their thoughts and ideas to contribute. Over the coming months we’ll make sure everyone in our community has the chance to be heard.
Who we've heard from so far
286 people completed a survey in our initial round of consultation.
77% lived in Benalla and 23% resided in our rural townships.
63% of survey respondents identified as female, 33% identified as male and the remaining 4% chose not to disclose their gender.
13% of respondents shared that they lived in an isolated area (e.g., geographically remote, poor internet or mobile access), 7% were living with a disability, 3% identified as LGBTQI+ and 1% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
The three most represented age groups who completed a survey were: 65-74 years of age (24%), 55- 64 years of age (22%) and 45-54 years of age (18%).
Top 10 Council services accessed
The Council Plan Community Survey asked people to share the services of importance to them and also to rate the value and progress of current Council Plan priorities.
The top 10 Council services survey respondents had accessed in the past two years include:
- Waste services
- Parks and gardens
- Arts and culture
- Customer service
- Sports and recreation
- Pets and animals
- Roads and transport
- Health and safety
- Local laws and permits
- Community development
Initial Survey Summary and Full Results
You can download a flyer that shows a summary of the initial results from the first Council Plan consultation(PDF, 107KB)
You can download the full results of the first Council Plan consultation(PDF, 3MB)