Moreton Says: Your Region, Your Say, Your Survey
Published 29 April 2021
Your new Moreton Bay Regional Council is continuing to do things differently, today launching an unprecedented community engagement program to better inform Council’s decision making processes.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the ‘Moreton Says’ initiative would be an ongoing commitment to helping ensure the actions of Council were aligned with the values of the region’s many different communities.
“Last year was all about our pandemic response so this year I want to kick things up a notch by asking you - the people who live, work and play in Moreton Bay Region - to take the lead on how Council can improve to better serve you,” Mayor Flannery said.
“The ‘Moreton Says’ survey will be the largest community engagement exercise we’ve ever undertaken and unlike anything we’ve ever done before.
“We’ve committed to three years’ worth of ongoing engagement to ensure everything we do reflects the priorities of our community - from planning regulations and environmental protections, to investments in local lifestyle and recreation opportunities.
“Everything is on the table and we’re open to all suggestions, so jump online and make your voice heard loud and clear!
“Most of our policy work to date has been in response to calls from our community, like the new Environment Land Buyback program to protect strategic habitats from development and preserve them for native wildlife.
“We also launched our new Regional Economic Development Strategy, following calls about needing to create more local jobs so people don’t have to commute into the city.
“But the ‘Moreton Says’ research piece is designed to delve deeper, to give us a clearer understanding of the unique priorities of our residents and the different demographics that live in our many distinct communities.
“You simply cannot take a ‘one size fits all’ approach in a region the size of Moreton Bay, so make sure your voice is included in this landmark research piece.
“The survey is completely confidential, so you can be brutally honest. We are literally putting the future of our region in your hands.”
The initial ‘Anchor Survey’ is now open through to 5pm Sunday 13 June 2021.
It’s not only available online, you can pick up a printed copy from any Council Library or Customer Service Centre or simply call: 1300 477 161.
To complete the survey visit: https://yoursay.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moreton-says