Community Scorecard Top 5 Priority Update

Published on Wednesday, 3 May 2023 at 12:00:00 AM

The Shire of Esperance Community Scorecard is now open. We invite the community to complete the Scorecard by 19 May 2023, and rate the Shire on local services, facilities and programs, and express your needs.

The community told us about five priority areas they wanted us to act on through the 2021 Scorecard, and we’d like to talk to you about the work that has been done in response. 

One of the Top 5 Priorities from the 2021 Community Scorecard was Community Safety & Crime Prevention.

Your feedback included comments like “Issues related to drug activity and dependence” “Vandalism, antisocial behaviour, violence and hooning” and “A feeling of vulnerability in the local community”.

Community safety and crime prevention will always be a challenge, especially when drugs, alcohol, antisocial and selfish behaviours are involved. The Shire works with local businesses and other government agencies to facilitate improvements and advocate for the community on this topic. 

Since 2021: 

  • The Shire meets regularly with the Esperance Police Officer in Charge about relevant issues and how we can work together.
  • WA Police are working toward setting up a Liquor Accord, which will see Liquor Shops, Breweries and Pubs come together to tackle alcohol triggered anti-social behaviours. The Shire will play a strong supporting role in this Accord.
  • The Shire has successfully installed stages 3 & 4 of the CCTV program, with equipment installed along the Esperance Foreshore and Pink Lake Rd. The Shire of Esperance will maintain the CCTV infrastructure, and WA Police manage all visual and audio elements.
  • Shire Park & Reserves Team take the possibility for vandalism into account when designing playground upgrades, and swiftly fix any issues.
  • Shire Rangers and Esperance Police have collaborated to patrol illegal camping spots. The joint team educated visitors on the environmental hazards of illegal camping, including waste disposal, and asked them to move onto a caravan park or the Overflow Campground.

From 1 – 19 May, the 2023 Community Scorecard will be available in hard copy, delivered to all mailboxes, and online. All community members aged 14 years or older are invited to take part. 

The survey is conducted by independent research company, CATALYSE®, with all responses and comments dealt with in the strictest confidence. When reporting results CATALYSE® only present aggregated data. The Shire does not have access to information from individual respondents. 

Please Note – Comments on Social Media will not be considered as formal feedback.

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