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- Description: Council is seeking your views about the type of Cairns you want to live in and what’s important to you.
- Status: Closed
- Consultation period: 12:00am 01/08/2016 to 5:00pm 30/09/2016
The Our Cairns community survey sought to capture the views of the community on what sort of Cairns they wanted to live in and what's important to them. A total of 6446 people completed the survey during the period 1-31 August 2016. Thanks everyone for participating! The high-level results from the community survey were then explored at two engagement forums with residents and stakeholders in September 2016.
A report presenting the preliminary survey results ( PDF, 3.4 MB ) is now available for download.
Key highlights are:
- 6446 total responses
- 57% of respondents were female, 43% male
- 78% of respondents were ratepayers
- 23% of respondents were aged 45-54 years, 21% were 35-44, 19% were 55-64, 15% were 23-24, 13% were 65-74 years
- The top 5 suburbs by number of respondents were Redlynch (451 respondents, or 7% of total), Edmonton (338 or 5%), Mount Sheridan (306), Trinity Beach (299) and Smithfield (282)
Our Cairns results 2016
Below is a summary of reports tabled as a result of the Our Cairns project. The complete listing of responses is available on request to Cairns Regional Council, please contact 4044 3044. To view the full list of public photographs submitted during the Our Cairns survey visit Council's Flickr page.
- Report to Council ( PDF, 0.04 MB ) - Our Cairns Community Engagement Project, as tabled at Ordinary meeting on 23 November 2016.
- Our Cairns photo selection ( PDF, 2.06 MB ) - sample of photographs submitted in Our Cairns Survey depicting what residents love about Cairns and what they would like to see in Cairns.
- Compass Research report on telephone survey ( PDF, 2.2 MB ) - results of the properly conducted telephone survey of a random sample of 400 households, structured to reflect the appropriate proportions of the population in the Cairns Regional Council area by age and gender as indicated by Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
- Compass Research report comparing Our Cairns to telephone survey ( PDF, 1.05 MB ) - comparison and commentary on the results of the community voluntary response survey (approx 6500 responses) and the 300-household random sample survey.
- Forums report ( PDF, 2.9 MB ) - key themes, ideas and priorities arising from the Community Forum and Stakeholder Forum held on 14 and 15 September 2016. These forums were conducted to capture deeper insight into the priorities, issues and ideas raised in the Our Cairns community survey (conducted 1 – 31 August) and other engagement activities.
- Survey report ( PDF, 3.57 MB ) - details on the key findings, detailed responses and the design of the Our Cairns community survey.
- Yes to Fluoride sample comments ( PDF, 0.37 MB )- 48% of respondents (3062 people) supported the re-introduction of fluoride into the city’s water supply. This report presents a sample of comments from these respondents.
- No to Fluoride subject mentions and sample comments ( PDF, 0.49 MB ) - 38% of respondents (2764 people) were opposed to fluoride being added to the city’s water supply. This report presents a summary of comments from these respondents.
- Rectangular stadium subject mentions and sample comments ( PDF, 0.45 MB ) - The Our Cairns community engagement project generated 3923 total mentions on the rectangular stadium. Of these, 2661 were in favour and 1262 were opposing. This report provides a summary of subject mentions and sample responses both for and against a rectangular stadium.
- Light rail subject mentions and sample comments ( PDF, 0.42 MB ) - The Our Cairns community engagement project generated 4414 total mentions on light rail. Of these, 3437 were in favour and 977 were opposing. This report provides a summary of subject mentions and sample responses both for and against light rail.
- If I was Mayor sample comments ( PDF, 1.43 MB ) - sample of community feedback and subject mentions, categorised into 84 broad themes.