The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is in the process of formulating an East Kimberley Economic Development Strategy which will be used to inform the future direction of policy and project prioritisation.  Your opinion, as a resident, worker and/or community member is very important in this process. We would appreciate your involvement in completing this survey, and thank you for your time. 

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* 1. Where is your principal place of residence

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* 2. Where is your principal place of employment

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* 3. How old are you?

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* 4. What is your gender?

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* 5. What is the highest level of education you have received?

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* 6. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

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* 7. If you are working, what sector are you involved in?

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* 8. The Economic Development Strategy will be considering different sectors.       
In your opinion, how significant do you think each of these are for the growth and prosperity of the Shire.

  Extremely Important Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important No Opinion
Aboriginal Enterprise
Agriculture and Food
Aquaculture
Arts and Culture
Knowledge Industries (education and training)
Mining and Resources
Small / Medium Business
Sport and Recreation
Transport and Logistics
Tourism

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* 9. Thinking about infrastructure, labour, and Government support, how  much impact on economic development do you think it would have if the following factors were improved?

  Significant Impact Moderate Impact Limited Impact No Impact No Opinion
Cost of air travel
Affordable, accessible land
Local business capacity
Access to qualified labour
Access to affordable labour
Freight and logistics Infrastructure (roads, ports, airports)
Access to quality telecommunications
Access to finance and investment options
Development regulation and approval processes
Support from Local Government
Support from State or Federal Government

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* 10. Thinking about Social and Community Issues, how much impact on economic development do you think it would have if the following factors were improved?

  Significant Impact Moderate Impact Limited Impact No Impact No Opinion
Cost of living
Access to, quality and cost of housing
Access to quality health and aged care services
Access to quality education and training services
Community inclusiveness
Community safety, including anti-social behaviour
Appropriate seniors support services
Appropriate youth support services

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* 11. Thinking about "livability", how much impact on economic development do you think it would have if the following factors were improved?

  Significant Impact Moderate Impact Limited Impact No Impact No Opinion
Amount and quality of amenities (social meeting places, coffee shops, public toilets, playgrounds and open spaces etc)
Appropriate sport, leisure and recreation clubs/facilities
Access to Day care 
Access to culture and the arts
Access to quality entertainment and events
National parks and wilderness areas
Quality of visitor accommodation

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* 12. Below is a list of potential projects and opportunities that have been identified as economic drivers for the Shire. How important do you think they are?

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Kununurra Airport runway upgrade
Aviation Access Strategy
Wyndham Port upgrade
Establishment of a Wyndham Port business cluster 
Power supply upgrade
Telecommunication upgrade
Wastewater treatment plant upgrade and reuse scheme (Wyndham and Kununurra)
East Kimberley regional airport freight hub
Kununurra heavy vehicle bypass road
Road upgrades - Carlton Road/Weaber Plains Road
Project Sea Dragon processing facility
Wyndham oval and change-room upgrade
Wyndham parks upgrade
Wyndham community club redevelopment
Kununurra Leisure and Aquatic Centre redevelopment
Kununurra Golf Course redevelopment (with Hilton Hotel)
Ord River Sports Club redevelopment
Stage 3 Expansion of the Ord Irrigation area
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Trails Master Plan: cycling and walking trails
Major event development and increased promotion e.g. Argyle Swim, Ord Valley Muster, Golf Extravaganza, 
Private sector tourism projects 
Town centre beautification/ verge greening - Wyndham and Kununurra

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* 13. What do you believe are the two most important factors that could influence the positive economic development of the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley?

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