Feedback leads to web site improvement and call for writers about Council

Recently Empowering Monash & YOU ran an online survey.  We are pleased with the results and are now taking the following action:

  • updating the web site on an ongoing basis
  • calling for writers on Monash Council and local governance matters

A very big thank you to Harik who ran the survey, collated results and is now working on the web site.

Feedback on web site

Feedback on the web site was positive with some comments about users’ lack of computer skills.  Harik is working on new images and tabs to make the site easier to navigate.

Feedback on the content

Responses indicated users want more information on the following areas (listed in order with topics with most requests  first)

  • Monash Council meetings
  • City of Monash
  • Council
  • Local Government
  • Elections
  • Aged Care
  • Health
  • Advocacy
  • Others including conservation, environment and city planning, how council money is spent

    What are the most important environmental and sustainability issues in Monash for you? Have you had your say?
    What are the most important environmental and sustainability issues in Monash for you? Have you had your say?

A few comments which represent the views expressed in survey responses

“Written in plain English and clear”

“Information and headings have clarity”

“[the website] is welcoming and clear”

“The look is less important to me than information and ideas”

“…sometimes I don’t have the background others would have”

“The more who know about and get involved in what is happening in Monash the better”

“It is an important forum in Monash for keeping the community aware of what is happening in our municipality…”

“Have informed everyone I know in Monash about the web site and encouraged them to stay tuned for unbiased information about what is happening in Monash”

“more on issues that are not in the best interest of the public and how the public money is spent”

“GetUP! does it well – with far greater reach and resources of course”

Public gallery overflow September 2013 - were constituents being heard?  Are constituents being heard in 2015?
Public gallery overflow September 2013 – were constituents being heard? Are you, a constituent, being heard in 2015?

Writers on Council matters needed!

Most responses indicated a need for a less sanitised view of Council matters i.e. they want to know what other community members, without vested interests think.  There is a Council election in 2016 so getting multiple viewpoints out into the community is important.

To meet the needs of EM & U web site readers we need more people to  help report on Council matters. If you have a well supported view on a Council matter then we will consider publishing your post.  The best place to start is by attending Council meetings – the next meeting is on April 28, 7.30 pm.

ALL posts will be approved by the web sites administrators before posting and any views considered to be out of line with the approach and values of EM&U will NOT be published.  The administrators reserve the right to refuse publication of any post for any reason.

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Ongoing Feedback

EM&U welcomes ongoing feedback.  Use the ‘leave a comment’ button at the top of this page.  Comments are approved by the administrators before publication.

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