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Examples of natural habitats and artificial structures in Port Phillip and Western Port Bay

Examples of natural habitats and artificial structures in Port Phillip and Western Port Bay

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* 1. What is the name or postcode of the suburb you live in?

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* 2. Is your property located behind any of the following habitats?  (Please answer yes, no or not sure for each option)

  Yes No Not sure
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Seawall
Beach
Mudflat
Seagrass
Saltmarsh
Mangrove

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* 3. What is the approx distance to this habitat (metres)?

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* 5. Which features were eroded? (Please tick any option that applies)

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* 6. Have you experienced any problems with flooding on your property or in your suburb? (Please tick one)

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* 7. Which features were flooded? (Please tick any option that applies)

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* 8. Do these spaces protect the coast from erosion and flooding? (Please answer yes, no or not sure for each option)

  Yes No Not sure
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Seawall
Beach
Mudflat
Saltmarsh
Seagrass
Mangrove

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* 9. How important is it to protect the coast from erosion and flooding?

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* 10. How often do you use these spaces for any purpose (e.g. walking, fishing, bird watching etc.)? (Please select one answer per statement)

  Daily Monthly Rarely Never Not sure
Mangrove
Saltmarsh
Seagrass
Beach
Mudflat
Revetment
Seawall

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* 11. Who do you think is responsible for protecting the coast from erosion and flooding? (Please select one answer per statement)

  Yes No Not sure
Local council
State government
Private land owners
Universities
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

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* 12. How much do you support or oppose the following approaches (Please select one answer per statement)

  Strongly oppose Oppose Support Strongly support Not sure
Provide tax rebates for councils/private landowners who use artificial structures (e.g. seawalls) to manage coastal erosion and flooding.
Reduced insurance costs for councils/private landowners who use natural habitats (e.g. mangroves) to manage coastal erosion and flooding.
Reduced insurance costs for councils/private landowners who use artificial structures (e.g. seawalls) to manage coastal erosion and flooding.
Fund more research into management options for coastal erosion and flooding
Provide tax rebates for councils/private landowners who use natural habitats (e.g. mangroves) to manage coastal erosion and flooding.

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* 13. How much council levy would you be willing to pay per year (AUD) to maintain or build the following habitats or structures to protect against erosion and flooding? (Please select one answer per statement)

  $0 $5 $10 $20 Not sure
Beach
Mudflat
Seagrass
Saltmarsh
Mangrove
Revetment
Seawall

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* 14. If your answer is zero, why not? (Please select one answer per statement)

  It's not worth the money It's not my problem Other
Beach
Mudflat
Seagrass
Saltmarsh
Mangrove
Revetment
Seawall

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* 15. How big should the buffer zone be between these habitats/structures and inland public or private spaces (Please select one answer per statement)

  0 m 1 m 10 m 100 m 1 km Not sure
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Seawall
Seagrass
Saltmarsh
Mangrove
Beach
Mudflat

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* 16. If your answer is zero, why not? (Please select one answer per statement)

  It's not worth the space It's not my problem Other
Beach
Mudflat
Revetment
Seawall
Seagrass
Saltmarsh
Mangrove

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* 17. What is your opinion on the following statements? (Please select one answer per statement)

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Not sure
Climate change will result in increasing storminess
Climate change will result in rising sea levels

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* 18. Have you thought much about the links between climate change, coastal erosion and flooding before today? (Please select one answer)

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* 19. How worried are you about the links between climate change, coastal erosion and flooding? (Please select one answer)

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* 20. What's your age? (Please select one answer)

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* 21. What's your gender? (Please select one answer)

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* 22. What's the highest level of education you have obtained? (Please select one answer)

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* 23. What's your gross weekly household income? (Please select one answer)

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* 24. Do you belong to any of the following stakeholder groups? (Please tick all that apply)

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* 25. Do you have any feedback or comments on this survey?

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