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How it works

Posted by: Naomi Boughen

June 1, 2018

Local Voices is a dynamic interaction between communities that live in and around the Adelaide Hills and Terramin Australia, coordinated by CSIRO, which is providing the communities an opportunity to express their views and experiences directly into the company.

People who live and/or work in the communities which neighbour Terramin’s proposed operations, are invited to share their views on issues related to the company’s activities through a series of surveys. CSIRO collects and analyses the data, and presents it back to the communities and to Terramin in useful ways, so that clarity and understanding improve between the groups, and the company is better informed regarding issues of concern to the communities.

The process will continue for 12 months. It is tracking community attitudes toward issues like the potential impacts on road quality and safety, water quality, dust, noise, employment, skills training and development initiatives. Importantly, it is also tracking the relationship between Terramin Australia and the communities in and around the Adelaide Hills.

All community members who live and/or work the postcodes 5240-5244, 5250-5252 and 5255 are encouraged to take part, and the aim is to ensure that a diverse sample of community members participants.

For every completed survey, participants receive tokens which they allocate to their chosen eligible not-for-profit community group, and these are then converted to cash for the group’s use.

The final survey of the current series is now complete. Subscribe to project updates