Immediate Business Impact Survey

Capricorn Enterprise is seeking to identify the scope and scale of businesses and organisations affected by ex TC Debbie and associated flooding to quantify the associated direct and indirect impacts to industry in this region for the two week period of 27th March to 9th April, 2017.

Ex TC Debbie made landfall on Tuesday 28th March at the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Heavy rain was experienced across a wide region in its aftermath affecting businesses and organisations, staff, clients and customers.  

This valuable information can be used as evidence to lobby for increased resources and support for this region.

All information provided by you will be kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL and viewed in aggregate form only.

The questionnaire should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and your assistance is greatly appreciated.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is important to complete the survey whether or not your business was directly affected so that the scale of the impact can be assessed across all businesses and organisations.

* 1. Was your business or organisation able to trade during ex TC Debbie and the Fitzroy River flood?

* 2. If your business or organisation was forced to close, after what length of time were you able to / do you expect to reopen your business?

* 3. Was your business or organisation forced to relocate as a result of the storm damage and/or flooding?

* 4. Did your business or organisation experience a short term income loss or gain as a result of ex TC Debbie and/or the Fitzroy River flood?

* 5. Please indicate the approximate change in sales / turnover over the 2 week period 27th March to 9th April:

* 6. Please specify the approximate percentage change in sales / turnover over the 2 week period 27th March to 9th April:

* 7. If your business or organisation suffered any direct damage or loss, please select an approximate value of damages in any relevant category:

  Buildings & fixtures Stock / raw materials Plant & equipment (including vehicles) Furniture & computers
Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $50,000
$50,000 to $200,000
$200,000 to $500,000
$500,000 to $1 million
Over $1 million

* 8. Did your business or organisation incur additional financial costs as a result of ex TC Debbie and/or the Fitzroy River flood?  Eg: preparation, extra staff or staffing hours, travel costs, marketing.

* 9. If your business or organisation incurred additional financial costs, please indicate an approximate value of costs:

* 10. The main issue/s for loss of trade / financial hardship included:

* 11. Has your business or organisation, in its current location, previously experienced cyclone damage or flooding?

* 12. Please indicate how long you expect your business or organisation to return to a similar financial position to that of prior to the cyclone and/or flooding:

* 13. Please indicate which resource/s you have used or intend to use, if any, to assist your business or organisation to recover:

* 14. In what town/s is your business or organisation located or nearest to? 

* 15. In what type of industry is your business or organisation involved?

* 16. Approximately how many people does your business / organisation employ?

* 17. What are the approximate annual sales / gross revenues of your business or organisation?

* 18. What would assist your business or organisation following ex TC Debbie and/or the Fitzroy River flood?  For example: grants, loans, marketing, advice.

* 19. Do you have any additional comments you would like to make on the impact of ex TC Debbie and/or the Fitzroy River flooding in March / April 2017 on business and industry?

* 20. What do you think could be done better in future events to assist business, industry, tourism and primary producers with their recovery?

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