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1 Sustainability Compass Index Stakeholder Perception of the City of Townsville

2 Some Background Two day workshop with internal and external stakeholders (42 persons) Two day workshop with internal and external stakeholders (42 persons) Considered the present status of the city based on perception and experience of stakeholders Considered the present status of the city based on perception and experience of stakeholders Developed sustainable indicators for the city looking at the past, present and future Developed sustainable indicators for the city looking at the past, present and future All indicators were indexed against sustainability All indicators were indexed against sustainability Eg. Waste Management Eg. Waste Management 100 points = 100% recycling 0 points =100% to Landfill 9 indicators developed for each compass point 9 indicators developed for each compass point N = Nature E = Economy S = Society W= Wellbeing

3 Summary of Indicators Economic Indicators Value Added Industry Value Added Industry Knowledge Worker Intensity Knowledge Worker Intensity Self Efficiency Self Efficiency Resource Efficiency Resource Efficiency Retain Workforce Retain Workforce Job Creation Job Creation Local Gross Product Local Gross Product Registered Patents / Scientific Papers Registered Patents / Scientific Papers Percent Human Capital Utilization Percent Human Capital Utilization Nature Indicators Number of Species - biodiversity Number of Species - biodiversity % cover of parkland % cover of parkland % of natural landscape % of natural landscape Clean air days Clean air days Tonnes of waste to landfill Tonnes of waste to landfill Number of persons taking action Number of persons taking action Water usage per capita Water usage per capita Marine Water Temperature Marine Water Temperature Greenhouse emissions Greenhouse emissions Society Indicators Participation in cultural and sporting events Participation in cultural and sporting events Discretional income relative to where and how you live Discretional income relative to where and how you live Social cohesion – crime rate Social cohesion – crime rate Number of households adopting ESD Number of households adopting ESD Educated society – tertiary degree Educated society – tertiary degree Number of community Volunteers Number of community Volunteers Life Expectancy Life Expectancy % of community in decision making processes % of community in decision making processes Well-Being Indicators Quality of Schooling and education Quality of Schooling and education New local job opportunities New local job opportunities Personal Safety and fear of crime Personal Safety and fear of crime Ability to deal with hot days Ability to deal with hot days Quality of shopping Quality of shopping Employment diversity Employment diversity Travel to work, shops, and amenities Travel to work, shops, and amenities Sense of community Sense of community Proximity to jobs and local services Proximity to jobs and local services

4 Compass Index for City of Townsville

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6 The Perception in Detail Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville

7 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville Natural Capital is declining

8 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville People’s perception about the Economy of Townsville historically is poor, but……….

9 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville People see the Economy is better and future growth looks good and people are optimistic

10 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville Social systems are improving – education, health, community

11 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville Quality of Life dropped slightly, but people are pessimistic about the future

12 Perception of StakeholdersPastPresentFuture Year Nature Sustainability Index Economy Sustainability Index Society Sustainability Index Wellbeing Sustainability Index Sustainability Index for Townsville However, overall the City is moving in the right direction towards sustainability, but still many opportunities to be realised


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