Council is looking to build and strengthen its community now and in the coming years. Council has already been working to support local business to better adapt and recover from the impacts to Covid-19. Now, Council would like to invite the broader community to discuss challenges, impacts and possibilities as the climate continues to change.

These are really important conversations to clearly define where Council can assist and advocate for recovery out of Covid-19. Ultimately, your input will also help shape a component of Council's Strengthening Communities Plan (traditionally called a social infrastructure plan). This Plan will inform ways that Council can play a role in building stronger communities. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions by sharing your experiences and thoughts.

Phase 1 consultation

Question 1

Question 2

What's been challenging for you, OR someone you know, in dealing with Covid-19?

30 September, 2020

KarenS says:

“Being scared by being out in community with people who seem to be flaunting social distancing. access services for a vulnerable person”

21 September, 2020

CMI says:

“Employment”

20 August, 2020

JulieAnne says:

“Delivering in-home support services to vulnerable people - ensuring those most in need were able to, and confident in, accessing our service”

17 August, 2020

Tan says:

“I would like there to be alternative options for getting around the Ipswich area safely ie more bike paths”

14 August, 2020

Tkf says:

“Not being able to just go into cafes and venues without booking and within restricted opening times. ”

10 August, 2020

JudyB says:

“For people I know the isolation and social distancing has been one of the most challenging aspects. More green spaces are needed.”

7 August, 2020

rebecca_doherty says:

“Getting through financially as I am a single parent carer and my daughter had lost her job so I had to financially look after everyone. ”

6 August, 2020

KimV says:

“Seeing others struggling. Seeing others not for seeing a future with Covid in it. ”

3 August, 2020

Katythea says:

“I belong to the Seniors Concert Group. It's been disappointing for us & Ipswich Seniors to have to cancel our Civic Centre Shows this year.”

18 July, 2020

Mojo says:

“Keeping away physically from others and friends, family. Plans on hold. Lull of spontaneous activities. No employment. Reduced income. ”

17 July, 2020

andrea_howard says:

“Keeping small businesses running during restrictions. Working out how to pivot an arts business to online rather than in person.”

15 July, 2020

constantin_mukendi says:

“isolation ”

Question 3

What continues to be the biggest impact to you, OR someone you know, due to Covid-19?

17 August, 2020

Tan says:

“transport”

10 August, 2020

JudyB says:

“Not being able to go out and socialise. More walking tracks are needed. Outdoor activities are great to socialise in safety.”

7 August, 2020

rebecca_doherty says:

“Being able to explore the area and finding a suitable job or volunteer position.”

6 August, 2020

KimV says:

“Not knowing the future. ”

3 August, 2020

Katythea says:

“Not being able to attend church and meet up with Club friends or sing in choirs”

18 July, 2020

Mojo says:

“Distance and keeping safe vulnerable community”

17 July, 2020

andrea_howard says:

“How to continue with face to face businesses whilst keeping physical distance measures in place.”

17 July, 2020

andrea_howard says:

“Concern that we will end up like the USA. Information about how contagious it is needs to be in the public domain - some people dont get it”

15 July, 2020

constantin_mukendi says:

“struggling to pay my morgage”

14 July, 2020

jo_morgan says:

“Seems to be more people out and about at night, More vandalism in the area.”

9 July, 2020

IpswichWestMoretonAutoClub says:

“For our Auto Club, the additional health and safety requirements that we will have to undertake to recommence our events to ensure we comply”

29 June, 2020

angelique_waw says:

“Family members losing or not finding jobs .unable to pay bills and the risk of losing your house .as well as no support for N.Z citizens”

Question 4

Is there something that you AND/OR your group are doing so people adapt and feel supported?

21 September, 2020

CMI says:

“Getting to know neighbours better”

17 August, 2020

Tan says:

“help out my neighbours”

10 August, 2020

JudyB says:

“Shopping for and checking on vulnerable neighbours. Volunteer as community worker at aged care facility.”

3 August, 2020

Katythea says:

“We planned to make a video to assure our supporters we hope to be back on stage entertaining them once more in better times.”

17 July, 2020

andrea_howard says:

“Maintaining an online presence to feel more connected.”

15 July, 2020

constantin_mukendi says:

“not at all”

14 July, 2020

jo_morgan says:

“Our obedience training club kept an eye on each other through facebook and helped people with their doggy problems either online or phone”

9 July, 2020

IpswichWestMoretonAutoClub says:

“We have been keeping our Club Members updated through social media and emails.”

29 June, 2020

Bev says:

“Exercising with a friend outdoors. Continue to role model social distancing guidelines”

25 June, 2020

JCW says:

“We created an online 'meeting' space”

25 June, 2020

alison_drew says:

“Jobkeeper Some contactless deliveries”

24 June, 2020

Stuart_66 says:

“Not part of a group. Partner volunteered as a qualified carer to elderly in need but after initial phone call was never contacted again.”

Question 5

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