IN the coming weeks, Shire of Mundaring will undertake a biennial Community Perceptions Survey to better understand the needs of residents and ratepayers.
The phone survey, to be carried out by an independent consultant, will also act as a valuable tool to evaluate performance against measures of success outlined in the Strategic Community Plan.
Approximately 400 randomly selected residents from suburbs throughout the shire will be contacted and asked to participate in the anonymous survey.
Shire President David Lavell said he encouraged all those contacted to take the opportunity to have their say.
"Often we tend to hear from the more vocal members of our community," Cr Lavell said. "But the process associated with the Community Perceptions Survey means we will get to hear from a broad cross-section of residents who perhaps are less likely to voice their opinion."
The survey will comprise a wide range of topics including current services and facilities. Questions will also address how well the shire caters for specific demographics such as seniors, youth and people with disabilities.
Cr Lavell said the community's participation in the survey would allow for a collaborative approach towards identifying key priorities for the future.
"Shire of Mundaring's Community Perceptions Survey will provide valuable insight into the needs, desires and interests of its ratepayers as well as track how well we are meeting those expectations."
The results of the survey will be publically available in early December 2017 and communicated via the shire's website and social media.
The 2015 Community Perceptions Survey is available here.