Preliminary findings show community support for draft Esperance jetty design

Esperance Shire president Victoria Brown has announced Council could receive the finalised results of the draft jetty concept design survey any day now, with preliminary findings showing “strong support” for the design.

Preliminary results indicate that the community consultation process has shown the draft concept design received strong support.

Esperance Shire president Victoria Brown.

Independent company Research Solutions were due to present the collated results to council and the Jetty Replacement Working Group on October 5 but experienced unexpected delays.

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Ms Brown confirmed only general information had been received as the data was still being analysed.

“There have been some delays in the post getting from Esperance to Perth that have been beyond our, or the research company’s control,” she said. 

“Whilst we are still waiting on the report from Research Solutions, preliminary results indicate that the community consultation process has shown the draft concept design received strong support.

“We have received only general information at this stage as the data is still being analysed.

“As soon as the report is available it will be discussed by the Jetty Replacement Working Group and Council and will be released publicly.

“The feedback on the design included in the report will be summarised and provided to H&H Architects. 

“We are hoping to receive the results any day.”

Ms Brown said the results of the survey would determine how Council would move through to the next phase of the project.

The plan will be developed to incorporate the feedback received.

The company produced two surveys for the 21-day consultation period, an electronic and hard copy survey open to all residents and a mail survey for 2,000 residents chosen at random.

Ms Brown confirmed all surveys received at the Esperance Post Office on September 21 would be included.