FASTER response times from police has been identified as being a bugbear of Leeton shire residents.
In September last year, a community satisfaction survey was completed by market research company Micromex on behalf of Leeton Shire Council.
Around 400 residents took part in the survey, which was conducted over the phone, and covered a broad range of questions.
However, it was the issue of police and officer response times many indicated they weren't happy with, along with the usual areas of more work being needed on the shire's road network and the need for there to be better access to health services.
Councillor Tony Reneker requested the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and the Murrumbidgee Police Commander be provided with copies of the survey results for them to assess and make adjustments where possible.
The numbers showed residents would like to see more investment into the local road network (sealed rural/town roads and unsealed rural roads).
Just 30 per cent believed council should invest more into community and heritage buildings, which comes at a time where refurbishment work is taking place at the former WC&IC building so it can become a community space, as well as the planned Roxy Theatre redevelopment.
In contrast, 93 per cent of respondents said they did feel safe during the day in Leeton and 85 per cent felt living in the shire gave them a sense of being part of a real community.
The survey also focused directly on council itself and its performance.
Ninety-three per cent of participants were reportedly "at least somewhat satisfied" with the performance of council administration over the last 12 months.
Similarly, 93 per cent also said they were happy with the performance of councillors themselves.
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