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

CSIRO has developed a way to give communities an opportunity to express their thoughts and experiences to 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.

An update from CSIRO Local Voices

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support of Local Voices. Local Voices has been running since 2017 and it wouldn’t be possible without the support and contribution of the Pilbara community.

In the December/ January survey, we asked for your feedback on how we can make improvements to this highly valued program. We are listening and are currently taking the necessary steps to bring you enhanced Local Voices for 2021 and beyond.

We are going to take a short break while we do this but look forward to getting back to you soon – so watch this space!

Reward balances will be preserved during this period. Community groups do not need to claim but are more than welcome to do so at any point during this maintenance period. The online submission remains open and the claim process remains the same. Learn more

Have you explored the past results?

Pulse surveys occurred monthly and are designed to track community feeling on important issues over time. Learn more

Community rewards

Every survey completed unlocks a donation to a local registered community group. That’s just one small way your participation supports where you live. Learn more

If you have a group you would love to see benefit from Local Voices Rewards you can nominate them anytime.

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