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1 1 Map not to scale (for graphic representation only) Source: Mackay & Sarina perception survey results July 2012

2 Summary 2 A Computer Assisted Telephone Survey (CATI) was undertaken with 420 residents of Mackay and Sarina post code areas in July The perception survey found: 76% of respondents (n=321) were residents of Mackay, 14% (n=60) were residents of Sarina and 9% (n=39) were residents of surrounding localities. All respondents were aware of the proposed Project and 34% were interested in more information. When asked whether the Project was a positive development for the region, 71% of respondents perceived that it was. Key perceived benefits were employment opportunities and an improved economy. When asked whether the Project would have any negative impacts, 75% of respondents thought that there would be. The main concerns were regarding coal dust, impacts on marine life and impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

3 3 Key findings Aggregated survey results

4 Demographics - gender 4 A good spread of both male and female respondents were interviewed

5 Demographics - locality 5 Base: n=420 respondents

6 Location of respondents in other locations 6 Alligator Creek Andergrove Armstrong Beach Bakers Creek Balnagowan Balberra Borale Campwin Beach Eimeo Grasstree Beach Habana Half Tide Beach Hay Point Homebush McEwens Beach Paget Sandy Creek Slade Point Timberlands Walkerston West Hill Orkabie Yakapari

7 Respondents interested in more information 7 All respondents have heard of the Project. *Please note the small base for Other

8 Respondents interested in more information by location 8 Base: n=420 respondents *Please note the small base for Other

9 Respondents interested in more information by gender 9 Male respondents are more interested in additional information than females. Please note statistically significant difference at 95% confidence

10 Do you think the proposed Project is positive for the region? 10 *Please note the small base for Other

11 Do you think the proposed Project is positive for the region? 11 *Please note the small base for Other

12 Do you think the proposed Project is positive for the region? 12 More male respondents think that the proposed Project is positive for the region than females More female respondents are unsure if the Project is positive for the region Please note statistical significance

13 What opportunities could the Project bring? 13

14 What opportunities could the Project bring? 14

15 What opportunities could the Project bring? 15

16 What opportunities could the Project bring? 16 *Please note small base

17 Do you think there will be any negative impacts from the proposed Project ? 17 *Please note small base for Other

18 Perception of negative impacts by location 18 *Please note small base for Other

19 Perception of negative impacts by gender 19

20 Perception of negative impacts- collated 20

21 Perception of negative impacts- extensive 21 Includes responses with mentions of 5% or more. Excludes uncoded responses. 41% of male residents are concerned about coal dust affecting air quality compared with 28% females. This is statistically significant.

22 Perception of negative impacts- collated 22

23 Perception of negative impacts- extensive 23 Includes responses with mentions of 5% or more. Excludes uncoded responses.

24 Perception of negative impacts- collated 24 *Please note small base number

25 Perception of negative impacts- extensive 25 Includes responses with mentions of 5% or more. Excludes uncoded responses. *Please note small base

26 Perception of negative impacts- extensive 26 Includes responses with mentions of 5% or more. Excludes uncoded responses. *Please note small base number

27 Perception of negative impacts- collated 27 *Please note small base

28 Ranked negative impacts 28 Base: (n=316) Q4 Will have negative impacts Negative impacts Sample size (N=) 1st Ranking2nd Ranking3rd RankingAny Ranking % of total sample Sample size (n=)Total ranks % of mentions Dust - Air quality N=105N=60N=27N=11N=98 33%57%26%10%93% Environment - Impacts on marine life N=63N=28N=22N=7N=57 20%44%35%11%90% Environment - Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef N=61N=40N=11N=9N=60 19%66%18%15%98% Environment - (Other) N=45N=31N=11N=1N=43 14%69%24%2%96% Environment - Impacts on water quality N=41N=15N=12N=8N=35 13%37%29%20%85%

29 Suggestions to improve Project benefits for the region 29 Responses have been collated

30 Suggestions to improve Project benefits for the region 30 Responses have been collated

31 Suggestions to improve Project benefits for the region 31 *Please note small base

32 Suggestions to improve Project benefits for the region 32 *Please note small base


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