Media Release – 23 July, 2017
Crime, drugs, health services and infrastructure have emerged as key issues from a community survey distributed by Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson.
In a bid to feel the pulse of the electorate, Katrina attached the “30-second survey” to her June quarterly newsletter and also invited constituents to collect surveys from her offices in Young and Junee.
The response was overwhelming, she said, with hundreds of surveys submitted from all corners of the electorate so far.
The feedback covered a wide spread of issues, but Katrina said concerns around crime and a push for new infrastructure in local towns and villages were recurrent themes.
“While I travel the length and breadth of the electorate regularly and speak to constituents, it’s important I use every means possible to allow people to raise issues they may have,” Katrina said.
“I’m so pleased with the number of people that have gone to the effort to fill a survey out and help guide how I represent them in parliament.”
Katrina assured locals she was in regular dialogue with the Minister for Police and the NSW Police Commissioner about crime issues in the electorate, and said lucrative grant schemes like the recently announced Stronger Country Communities Fund were a golden opportunity to address infrastructure needs.
She urged those who had not filled out a survey to consider lodging a response.
Surveys can be collected from Katrina’s Young or Junee office.
Alternatively, if constituents call the Junee (6924 2533) or Young (6382 2399) office, a survey can be sent out to them.
Katrina with some of the many constituent surveys that have rolled in.
Media: Daniel Johns on 6924 2533 or 0477 722 428