Drummond Cove Progress Association
Drummond Cove is a small community north of Geraldton’s central business district. It is home to about 1300 people and is part of the City of Greater Geraldton.
Old time residents and newcomers value its spectacular ocean views and accessibility to the beach. But, like every community, Drummond Cove residents have their share of complaints.
For more information about DCPA or to book the John Batten Hall go to the City of Greater Geraldton’s webpage on community groups here.
The Drummond Cove Progress Association has been operating since the 1930s, building community spirit and advocating and taking action to improve facilities and services and to protect the natural environment. As DCPA embarks on strategic planning to set goals for the next 3-5 years, they appointed Social Dimensions to conduct a community consultation.
97 residents of all ages took the survey and 15 came to a community workshop. The results showed that residents want better foot and cycle paths, more facilities in parks and better internet access. They are worried about beach erosion and want a say in the future of their foreshore.
A majority of residents lack confidence that the City of Greater Geraldton will look after their best interests. Eight out of ten respondents think that DCPA will represent their views fairly and accurately and that they will be effective. Residents want DCPA to be a voice for the community and at the same time enhance community life by bring people together and helping them to use resources such as the community hall.