MARKYT Survey Launched to Assist Local Government in Understanding Community Needs

Published on Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 4:14:42 PM

A MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard was launched on 11 June 2020 to assist local government in understanding the needs of the community, mapping community resilience and rate local governments' performance during and post the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is encouraging members of the community to take the survey to ensure the Shire can deliver services and projects that are relevant to the community.

The idea was sparked by Lisa Lough from CATALYSE and Candy Choo from Local Government Professional WA when they found there was a need for shared information. 

"This is a special collaboration. With scarce resources, many small and regional councils could not access important information," said Lough,

"This project is only possible because the State Government, Local Government and people across WA are sharing resources, time and energy.

"It's a genuine example of being stronger together."

Early indicators from 2,300 residents show that COVID-19 has had a high impact on 1 in 5 residents and 1 in 3 residents continue to have serious concerns about COVID-19.  

Most residents agree their local government has put good health and safety practices in place to manage COVID-19 risks in local parks, libraries and community facilities. 

"Respondents are saying they want Local Government to take an active role in economic recovery and to engage local businesses and community members to create a Recovery Plan," said Choo, 

"But, to find out if these are the main priorities in each local government area, we need to hear from more people."

The MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard is open to all residents aged 18 years or older and can be completed online at

The survey will remain open until Friday 3 July 2020.  

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