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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 decision makers with regards to the use of green spaces, the outdoor lighting of venues and the well-being of your constituents, 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. What is your LGA? (Optional)

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* 3. How much do you know about the Dark Sky Movement and the conservation of the night time environment?

0 - nothing never heard of it 50 - a little bit 100 -  lots and actively involved
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* 4. Does your council: (please select all that apply)

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* 5. Does your council: (please select all that apply)

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* 6. Does your council: (please select all that apply)

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* 7. How likely are the following mechanisms to engage your council to investigate dark sky conservation efforts?

  Not likely Somewhat likely Very likely
Requests from constituents
Awareness raising media packages
Government grants or funding
Conferences and networking opportunities
Professional Development (for council staff, lighting industry, electricians)
Hands on experiences for your constituents (stargazing, spotlighting, light pollution monitoring)
Interest from Local Councillors
Light being listed as a pollutant
Access to cheap, good quality night sky sensitive lighting
Tax incentives for industry
Government strategies
Material on the benefits of dark sky spaces
Awards and recognition
Tax incentives for residents
Astro/night tourism opportunities and training
Tax incentives for council
Independent organisation to assist implementation of strategies

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* 8. To what extent do the following hinder you from introducing light pollution mitigation strategies?

  Hardly Somewhat Greatly
Access to Standards Australia information
Lack of regulatory support or awareness of policies
Lack of awareness of the issue and impacts
Other conservation groups offering better support or funding
Cost - good quality lights, submission fees
Lack of network or support frameworks to assist actions
More pressing conservation issues
No tools available to raise public interest
Energy suppliers controlling the market
Complexity of submitting a dark sky designation application
Time
Safety concerns in creating dark places
No knowledge of light pollution strategies

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* 9. Would you be interested in collaborating with a National Dark Sky Network,  developing people and places to achieve dark sky conservation goals?

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* 10. Which organisations, groups or stakeholders in your area would you recommend be 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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