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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.

You’re invited!

CSIRO is hosting a series of Conversation Cafés as a way to discuss insights from Local Voices and invite opportunities for better understanding about what they mean.  It aims to bring community members together to chat, make connections and share interests in an informal and inclusive environment. Join the conversation, everyone is welcome! Learn more

Have you seen the results?

Results from the October ‘Pulse’ survey are in! Explore the results here

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

And coming soon…a summary from each Conversation Café. Watch this space!

The next ‘Pulse’ survey is available now

It’s not too late to join. Register today!

Already registered? An email has been sent to you with a link to the survey. Please use the link provided in the email to access the survey.

Community rewards

CSIRO Local Voices has allocated over $10,000 of rewards to Pilbara community groups since October 2017. It’s not too late for your group to benefit. Learn more

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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