CSIRO has developed a way to help communities engage with companies that operate alongside them through the Local Voices project. Our approach enables a dynamic interaction between the company and the community that aims to increase understanding on all sides, build trust, and strengthen relationships. It builds upon knowledge gained from Australian and global communities through thousands of CSIRO research hours over the past decade.

Over the next three years, Local Voices aims to improve engagement between BHP and the community by providing an opportunity for increased understanding of views and experiences and encouraging the building of trust through actions. BHP has committed to using community insights in its decision-making. While the company may not be able to solve every issue raised, they will share the results with the business to ensure they are better informed on the things that matter most to the local communities.

Every Local Voices survey is your opportunity to express your thoughts and experiences to BHP and inform the company’s decision making. It only takes 5-10 minutes and is 100% confidential.

Final survey of the series is open!

This October 2021 ‘pulse’ survey marks the end of the current CSIRO Local Voices programme in collaboration with BHP. BHP values community feedback and will be evaluating successful ways to continue to engage and understand community perspectives going forward.
Even though this is the final survey of this series, your views and experiences are important and we thank you for your time to contribute them. Over the course of this survey series, we have heard from more than 1,500 individuals from across six BHP host communities participate in Local Voices since 2019. Altogether, more than 3,700 surveys have been completed, unlocking $25k+ for community organisations in cash donations.

Register to have your say today!

Register below to receive invitations by email to future ‘pulse’ surveys – they are conducted quarterly and are 100% confidential.

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Already registered? An email will be sent to you with a link to the survey. Please use the link provided in the email to access the survey. Please check your ‘Junk’, ‘Spam’ or ‘Other’ folder if you haven’t received it. We recommend adding localvoices@csiro.au to your contacts list to ensure our emails make it to your inbox.

Have you seen the results?

The results of all surveys undertaken to date are available to view online and interactive dashboards allow you to explore the results specific to your town. Each survey also has a focus topic where we explore a range of topics important to the community. The results of all of these surveys are available now. Learn more

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