A phone and internet survey is to be undertaken to find out
how much people know about the Otago Regional Council.
A telephone survey of 900 people by Tauranga-based Key
Research Group this month will be complemented by one on the
Council chief executive Peter Bodeker said the survey was the
first of its kind for the council, which in the past had only
surveyed its resource consent survey applicants.
''We want to gauge the degree to which the community
understand our role and how well they rate the services we
deliver,'' Mr Bodeker said.
The survey would focus on public understanding of the
council's role in the sustainable management of water, land,
air, and public transport.
Exploring people's understanding of the organisation and
their view of what was important for the council to focus on
was a means of helping to guide the nature and direction of
its future activities, Mr Bodeker said.
The initial survey would be done across the region and
results broken down into the five local authority districts
It would aim for a spread of respondents across main urban
areas, townships and rural areas and across various age
''We hope as many people as possible will complete the online
survey, because that will help us make decisions about
service provision, community engagement, communications, and
activity planning and implementation, and help us prioritise
The survey results would be available later this year.