Wyndham council has urged residents to take part in a survey about the area’s liveability, as part of a new campaign being run by councils in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
The Interface Councils group – which represents 10 municipalities, including Wyndham, Melton, Hume and Mitchell – has launched The Liveability Project.
Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard said part of the campaign was to find out what residents thought of their neighbourhoods.
The survey includes questions about social housing and homelessness, affordable housing, public open spaces, access to medical services and schools and the cost of living.
Cr Maynard said the Interface Council areas were home to about 1.6 million people.
“Recent analysis conducted by Interface Councils has identified concerning statistics that demonstrate the impact of inadequate access to crucial components of liveability,” he said.
“This includes a significant disparity in the access residents living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs have to jobs, services, education and other opportunities, compared to the rest of Melbourne.”
Cr Maynard said residents in outer suburbs deserved adequate infrastructure and local jobs.
Visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFLive to complete the survey.