About the Survey

This survey seeks to gather community views and perceptions about renewable energy infrastructure and issues that arise in the development of these facilities in Gippsland.

The information from this survey will be used in the development of a communications and engagement plan to inform communities, industry and various levels of government about community views on renewable energy.

This aim is to:
  • Identify people's attitudes towards renewable energy facilities and any potential conflict or barriers to renewable energy installations.   
  • Capture stakeholder and community views, knowledge and attitudes towards renewable energy in the region.
  • Identify perceptions about possible issues around types of renewable energy including wind, solar, bioenergy, pumped hydro, geothermal, waste to energy, etc.
  • Gather views on renewable energy infrastructure in general - it's potential benefits and impacts.
  • Identify perceptions and attitudes to visible renewable energy infrastructure in the landscape and its appropriate placement.

The survey provides an opportunity for your views about renewable energy facilities to be considered in the preparation of future plans for renewable energy.

The survey is not about any specific renewable energy project, but if you have direct experience of such a project this may help to inform your responses.
 
The survey is confidential – no information is sought which will identify participants.

The survey will close on 30 November 2018.

Any questions about the survey or the project may be directed to:

Rob Dimsey, Program Manager Community and Partnerships

Email: robert.dimsey@delwp.vic.gov.au

Phone: 0427 592 006

Thank you for your participation.


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* 1. Are you familiar with any renewable energy facilities in Gippsland or other regions in Australia?

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* 2. Which of the following types of renewable energy facilities are you familiar with?

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* 3. Are you aware of any proposals for renewable energy facilities in Gippsland?

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* 4. If you answered "Yes" to Question 3, can you name or describe the proposals and their location?

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* 5. In general, do you think the development of renewable energy facilities in Australia is a good thing?

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* 6. In general, do you believe that the future development of renewable energy facilities in Gippsland is a good thing?

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* 7. Which of the following potential benefits do you think would arise from the development of renewable energy facilities? You can choose more than one answer.

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* 8. Which of the following impacts would you be concerned about if a renewable energy facility was proposed in your locality? You can choose more than one answer.

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* 9. Please indicate your level of approval or disapproval of the following types of renewable energy facilities? (Where 1 is 'strongly disapprove' and 10 is 'strongly approve').

  Strongly disapprove
1
2 3 4 Neither approve nor disapprove/Don't know
5
6 7 8 9 Strongly approve
10
Bio-energy
Wind farms
Solar farms
Geothermal energy
Waste to energy by combustion
Hydroelectric power

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* 10. Do you think that local residents and communities should tolerate some negative impacts from renewable energy facilities?

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* 11. In relation to the visual impact of large renewable energy facilities (e.g. wind farms and solar farms) which of the following statements would you agree with? You can select more than one answer.

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* 12. Do you have any other comments on the future development of renewable energy facilities in Gippsland?

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