Tuesday, 16 December 2008 15:22
As the Kenmore Bypass has been the overwhelmingly dominant issue in our local area over recent months and despite having surveyed every house in the area I decided to do some professional opinion polling to analyse local residents view on the issue.
The poll was professionally and independently conducted.
The results were very significant.
Across the local area the poll found that almost 70% of local residents supported the bypass.
The strong support was regardless of gender, age, or significantly, usual voting pattern.
The poll results were also examined for the different suburbs in the local area.
Importantly ALL areas were strongly in favour of the Kenmore Bypass and support was only slightly stronger in the areas west of Kenmore.
The support in Kenmore and Chapel Hill showed 66% support and 28% opposition.
Below is a table showing the results on a region by region basis of the Moggill electorate.
|Kenmore Bypass||Mt Crosby||Bellbowrie||Brookfield||Kenmore/Chapel Hill||GrandTotal|
|Neither approveor disapprove||5%||6%||6%||0%||4%|
|*note:- rounded to nearest full percent|
I commissioned this research (done at personal, not taxpayer expense) because I believe it is a vitally important issue and important that I understand what the local community’s view is.
We have understandably had a noisy debate over the issue.
This is an important discussion in the local area and the rights and views of both road users and local residents are important and should be respected.
For me I believe this was an important piece of local research in ensuring community views are understood.