We received more than 1,300 responses as part of our community engagement on the future of its Town Hall this summer. This included more than 1,050 surveys and over 250 pieces of other feedback including emails, “post-it” note style feedback forms and talking to the community at different events including Waifest and the Castlepoint fishing competition.
The intention was to have key questions answered to help inform a decision on the existing Town Hall. These key questions included:
- importance of the façade of the existing building
- willingness to pay to retain the façade
- willingness to pay for a shared facility
- key elements community sees as necessary for inclusion in a shared facility.
The engagement came following two previous rounds of consultation, results from these are below.
Civic Centre Survey Results
These are the results of the survey that was a key part of our community consultation, it was filled out online and in hardcopy by over 1,050 people.
The full detailed results can be downloaded below, including a breakdown of each age category.
- All ages (PDF, 85KB)
- Under 25 (PDF, 85KB)
- 25-34 (PDF, 85KB)
- 35-44 (PDF, 85KB)
- 45-54 (PDF, 85KB)
- 55-64 (PDF, 85KB)
- Over 65 (PDF, 85KB)
The engagement results will be used by councillors to decide on options for inclusion in the annual plan. The draft annual plan will be adopted at the March 11 council meeting, with public consultation to follow.
Mayor Lyn Patterson said the response to the engagement process had been outstanding.
“This was biggest response to a council survey in recent memory, and it shows how interested Masterton residents are in the next steps for the Town Hall. We’re now considering this valuable feedback and will include our preferred option for next steps in the Draft Annual Plan for 2020-21.” – Mayor Lyn Patterson