New Survey Shines a Light on Health & Safety in The Region

It’s time to have your say

14 March 2019

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Image: Launching the Toowoomba Safer Regional Partnerships (STRP) community health and safety survey (from left) Lifeline Darling Downs CEO Derek Tuffield OAM, STRP Chair Cr Geoff McDonald, Toowoomba Hospital Executive Director Shirley-Anne Gardiner, QPS Superintendent Mark Kelly and TRC Mayor Paul Antonio.

Toowoomba residents are being encouraged to have their say on health and safety issues in the region, as part of Toowoomba Region’s biggest safety survey.

The survey, released on Monday (March 11) by the Safer Toowoomba Regional Partnerships (STRP) group, is asking locals what they think are the biggest concerns surrounding health and safety.

STRP Chair Cr Geoff McDonald said by participating, community members would help shape the region’s future.

“From Yarraman to Clifton, Cecil Plains to Withcott, we want to give everyone in every corner of our region the opportunity to take part,” he said.

Results from the survey will help prioritise and plan for future community health and safety activities.

“By investing around ten minutes of your time and completing this survey, you’ll be making an investment in the security of future generations,” Cr Geoff McDonald said.

Queensland Police Service Superintendent Mark Kelly said the survey would ultimately make the region a safer and healthier place to live.

“A survey on this scale will provide an opportunity for a more fact-based debate and evidence-based decision making into the future.”

Information will be collected from residents aged 18 years and over living in the Toowoomba Region Council area about their perceptions of health and safety in the region.

Toowoomba Hospital Executive Director Shirley-Anne Gardiner said there was nothing as important as the health, safety and wellbeing of our community members.

“Many of the key drivers of health reside in our everyday living and working conditions,” she said.

“This is why we are seeking input by the community to help us better understand and improve these conditions.”

To take part and help make a difference in your community, visit:

The survey closes May 20.

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