Online survey makes it even easier to share your thoughts

Hundreds of Uralla Shire residents have completed a community survey to share their thoughts about improving water security – and now ZNET Uralla has made it even easier for others to complete the survey.

The survey, Uralla – Let’s Talk About Water: Options for Future Water Security, can now be completed online, so residents and business people can complete it whenever and wherever it suits them.

Click here to complete the survey. Submissions are open until 31 August 2021.

“We’ve had a fantastic community response to the Let’s Talk About Water research and consultation project, which is mapping community values and responses, from farmers and rural landholders to business owners and town dwellers,” ZNET Uralla President Sandra Eady said.

“This knowledge will be used to create a blue print that could guide local and State Government planning and decision making on water management.

“The survey asks residents their opinions about water security options such as town bores, rainwater tanks, increasing dam storage,  water recycling and linking water supplies in the region.”

In addition to the many people who have taken the time to complete the survey, a number of residents, business people and organisations have participated in workshops and stakeholder interviews. Focus groups will be held in mid-May.

The University of NSW is assisting with the community engagement, and UNSW Professor Matthew Kearnes said it is important to hear from as many Uralla Shire residents and businesses as possible for the Let’s Talk About Water initiative.

“Everyone brings a unique perspective on how they were impacted by the recent water shortages in Uralla Shire and how to achieve greater water security,” Prof. Kearnes said.

“It’s important the discussion includes the thoughts and ideas of people from a wide spectrum.”

The survey can be completed in just a couple of minutes but also allows people to share as much information as they like.

The Let’s Talk About Water project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Z-NET Uralla and the University of NSW.

 

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