University to study important Noosa issues ahead of vote

UNIVERSITY of the Sunshine Coast.
UNIVERSITY of the Sunshine Coast. Contributed

THE University of the Sunshine Coast is conducting a survey to determine what issues are important to Noosa residents ahead of the 9 March referendum on whether to de-amalgamate from Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

USC Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Mike Hefferan said USC researchers were currently conducting phone interviews of about 400 people, selected at random in Noosa postcodes.

Professor Hefferan said the results would be made available to the public by early February.

"The referendum is an important event," he said. "USC, as our region's university, would like to advance the public debate and use its independent and impartial position to ensure the community is well-informed in making a decision.

"The principal objective is to identify what appear to be the issues that the community finds most important and whether they believe that they have adequate information now to arrive at their decision."

The survey asks people if they have made up their mind, whether they think they have enough information on the matter, and what big issues they will consider when making a decision, among other questions.

The survey will not ask people how they will vote.

Topics:  de-amalgamation, noosa, university of the sunshine coast




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Premier Lifestyle $395,000...
House 4 2 2
VENDOR WANTS THIS... OFFERS ABOVE...
House 3 1 10
HOME SWEET HOME $249,000
House 3 2 2
Beautifully Presented... Offers Over...
House 3 1 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may need to limit your choices and destinations if travel is on the cards. Your plans will have to fit your budget. You have to crawl...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save