Sunshine Coast Council has today launched its Community Engagement Survey to better understand what makes residents click and how council can best engage with them online.
It comes following a rise in reliance of online mediums plus millions of Australians working from home and staying home during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To better understand how council can best engage with its residents, people are being invited to participate in the survey for their chance to win an Apple iPad*.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said council was seeking feedback so that it could tailor community engagement approaches and programs to suit the needs of the community.
"There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a lasting effect on the way we live our lives," Mayor Jamieson said.
"The way in which we work and socialise may have changed forever.
"Implementing our Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, provides ongoing opportunities to engage with our communities as we develop programs and resources which seek to build connected and resilient communities with opportunities available for all.
"So, we want to make sure that our online engagement tools and channels are effective means to seek input and feedback from our residents and community organisations."
People can complete the survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCConlinesurvey and go in the draw to win an Apple iPad*.
The survey closes 5pm 8 June 2020. For full Terms and Conditions, please click here.
More than 10,000 people have accessed council's At Home in my Neighbourhood webpage that focused on connecting people neighbour to neighbour, street to street and community to community during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
*10.2 inch 7th Gen Cell 32GB.