RDA Illawarra prioritises community opinion with online survey
Published: 17th October 2012
RDA Illawarra (New South Wales) recently launched an online survey that will provide an opportunity for residents to rank their top three future infrastructure priorities for the region based on an identified list of proposed projects.
The survey results will be collated and analysed to determine regional trends and needs to be considered at RDA Illawarra’s 4th Annual Regional Leaders Summit. The summit will be held in partnership with the University of Wollongong on 8—9 November at the Innovation Campus.
The results from the survey and summit will form part of a report to go to the Australian and New South Wales Governments.
“As the Illawarra region diversifies from an economy reliant on mining and heavy industry to a more sustainable, high tech future that will enhance our quality of life now and generate a more prosperous future for our children, the critical importance of infrastructure planning comes sharply into focus,” RDA Illawarra Executive Officer Natalie Burroughs said.
“Infrastructure networks that enable innovation, growth and regional diversification are essential to a successful regional economy and delivering on that imperative will depend on the decisions we make today.”
Ms Burroughs said that the survey would take no more than five minutes to fill out and that it would give Illawarra residents the unique opportunity to provide ideas and views about infrastructure projects that have been identified already.
“Through this survey all Illawarra residents can be active stakeholders in the decision making process to identify and prioritise infrastructure projects for the future. I strongly encourage everyone from the region to participate,” Ms Burroughs said.
The Illawarra Priorities online survey will close on 31 October 2012.
To access the Illawarra Priorities online survey visit the RDA Illawarra website.