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Local Voices

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Local Voices

CSIRO has developed a way to give communities a direct voice into companies that operate alongside them. Our approach enables a dynamic interaction between company and 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.

In 2017, Rio Tinto engaged CSIRO for a three-year project to apply the CSIRO approach with communities in the Pilbara region. The project is called Local Voices. Local Voices will provide the communities neighbouring Rio Tinto’s operations in the Pilbara a direct voice inside the company, and help the company engage with the issues that matter most to these communities.

Results from the March ‘Pulse’ survey are in! Click here to learn more

The next ‘Pulse’ survey is available now.  It’s not too late to join. Register today!

Community rewards

CSIRO Local Voices has allocated over $6,500 of rewards to Pilbara community groups since October 2017. It’s not too late for your group to benefit. Click here to learn more.

Results from the ‘Anchor’ survey are also available

The results of the Local Voices 2017 ‘Anchor’ survey are also available for you to explore. Click here to explore the results.

Help spread the word

We encourage you to help spread the word about Local Voices and let others in your community know how they too can participate.

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