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The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA) is a not-for-profit charity educating the public and decision-makers on the impacts of light pollution to our natural night time environment. 
 
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) has contracted ADSA to develop a report investigating the most appropriate mechanisms to:
 
Conserve, create and protect dark skies in Australia.
 
In order to do this, we are assessing and identifying dark sky sites and recommending the best mechanisms that would lead to enhanced environmental outcomes and reduced light pollution.
 
As custodians of dark sky places, aspiring or existing, we would be interested in your thoughts and feedback.
All data gathered is anonymized and the information obtained will only be accessed by necessary ADSA staff, held securely and not distributed to any third parties.
 
We would highly value your responses in the following survey that should take no more than 5 - 10 minutes.
The survey will close Monday 28th FEB 5pm AET

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* 1. What is your State or Territory?

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* 2. Where is your Dark Sky Place? (Existing or aspiring)

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* 3. Would you recommend the International Dark-Sky Association Designation program to others?

Unlikely to recommend Neither likely or unlikely Highly likely
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* 4. To what extent have the following hindered your dark sky conservation efforts?

  Hardly Somewhat Greatly N/A
Cost - good quality lights, submission fees
Other conservation issues being deemed more important
Concerns about over-popularising the area
Safety concerns in creating dark places
Access to Standards Australia information
Energy suppliers controlling the market
Poor communication with International Dark Sky Association
No tools available to raise public interest
General community pushback
No knowledge of light pollution
Time
Lack of knowledge of Australian policies by the International Dark Sky Association
Delays in convincing Local Council of the value
Other conservation groups providing more support
False information about dark skies
Lack of awareness of the issue and impacts
Lack of network or support frameworks to assist within Australia
Complexities of submitting a dark sky designation application

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* 5. How much do/did each of the following drive your desire to create a dark sky place

  None Somewhat Significantly N/A
Cultural heritage in the region
Night time conservation
General conservation concerns
Tourist opportunities
Stop or ensure good mining lighting
Create a point of difference
Council or Local Government strategy
Specific species of flora or fauna identified in the region
International recognition
Educational opportunities
Job creation
Interest from astronomy organisations
Funding opportunities
Concerns about urbanisation

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* 6. Does your council or area surrounding the DSP: (Please select all that apply)

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* 7. How much are the following mechanisms likely to aid or extend your dark sky conservation efforts? (please select all that apply)

  Hardly Somewhat Greatly N/A
Government grants or funding?
Interest from Local Councillors?
Astro/ night tourism opportunities and training?
Professional Development (for council staff, lighting industry, electricians)?
Hands on experiences for your residents (stargazing, spotlighting, light pollution monitoring)?
Government strategies to reduce light pollution?
Marketing materials on the benefits of dark sky spaces?
Independent organisation to assist implementation of strategies?
Awards and recognition?
Conferences and networking opportunities?
Requests from locals to council?
Tax incentives for residents?
Tax incentives for industry?
Tax incentives for council?
Access to cheap, good quality night sky sensitive lighting?
Awareness raising media packages?
Light being listed as a pollutant?
IDA's designation program made more simple?
Workshops on how to create a dark sky place?
None of the above?

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* 8. To what extent would you be interested in collaborating with a National Dark Sky Network,  developing people and places to achieve National dark sky conservation goals?

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* 9. Does your council: (Please select all that apply)

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* 10. Which organisations, groups or stakeholders in your area are involved in a dark sky network? (Landcare, Parks, Local Residents groups)

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* 11. Can we keep you informed of the outcomes of this research and dark sky network activities? (Please enter your email address)

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