Deni Speaks (5/9/17)

September 5 2017

For the last two weeks, we ran four polls on our website with questions on Speeding, Ute Muster, ERC Election and Rates.

Is School Zone speeding becoming a problem?
Are rates still considered too high?
Are you getting more excited about the Ute Muster?
What would you like to see happen from the ERC elections?

Results

Is School Zone speeding becoming a problem?

No – 55%
Yes – 45%

Are rates still considered too high?

Yes they are still too high – 85%
No, they are just right – 15%
No, the rates are pretty generous – 0%

Are you getting more excited about the Ute Muster?

No – 91%
Yes – 9%

What would you like to see happen from the ERC elections?

Kerbside recycling become reality – 18%
Keep Australia Day on January 26 – 18%
Rates frozen or lowered – 16%
Rates be more value for money – 14%
Roadworks to be first priority – 11%
Deal to install more cameras at Deniliquin Plaza – 7%
Push for better transport options (rail, bus, train) – 7%
Less dog barking in early morning hours – 4%
Make business employees park in employee areas – 4%
Better interaction between towns – 2%
Move Australia Day from January 26 – 0%

Conclusion

10% isn’t a big margin on the question of speeding, it will be interesting to see on social media if there is more reports of speeding for the rest of the school year.

Rates are still considered too high and one reason this is believed is because money given to Council is not considered well spent, the ERC’s first council will be under some pressure to deliver.

People don’t seem to be getting more excited about the Ute Muster, either it is unpopular or people just have fun on the weekend itself just like a routine music festival or Friday-Saturday night parties.

Recycling and keeping Australia Day on the 26th were the main points people want to see from the election, the ERC said there are looking at the feasibility of recycling and so the pressure is on to make it happen.

Any moving of Australia Day events from January 26 would be considered political suicide whilst rates taken up positions three and four and roadworks slotted in to 5th.

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