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Have your say with the Local Voices survey

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) manages the electricity and gas systems and markets across Australia. AEMO is also a transmission project developer engaged in the planning of new electricity transmission infrastructure. To complement the engagement AEMO's team do across their various projects and operations, AEMO has engaged Voconiq to use our Local Voices program to assess and monitor community attitudes to electricity transmission infrastructure development.

In this survey we're asking questions about AEMO, electricity transmission infrastructure and your community.

Community members aged 18 years and older are invited to participate in the survey and help AEMO to identify the needs, expectations, and issues of importance to local communities in which AEMO operates. This will help inform their decision-making and engagement with local communities.

  • Help Transmission project developers understand what’s important to you and provide better outcomes for your community
  • Results are shared online and summarise key priorities and concerns
  • AEMO uses community feedback to shape its decision making and business planning
  • 100% confidential - no personal information is shared with AEMO
  • Donations are made to charities active in your local area to thank you for your time and input

If you live in any of these areas or surrounds we want to hear from you:

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About Local Voices

Voconiq Local Voices is a unique community engagement program based on research conducted over a decade by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and aims to increase understanding, build trust and strengthen relationships.

Local Voices provides communities a way to express their views and experiences directly to AEMO, and help them engage on the issues that matter most to the community. While AEMO may not be able to solve every issue raised, they will be better informed on the things that matter most to your local community.

Surveys are managed by Voconiq so all responses are confidential. No personal information is shared with AEMO. Results are shared back with the community, here on this website, so everyone can see and harness the power of the insights to support stronger community outcomes.

How we work with you

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Community Rewards

We support the communities we work in through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Rewards Program.

Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation. It's our way of thanking you for your time and insights and supporting those groups so that they can continue their great work in the community.

For this first ‘Anchor’ survey, a total of $10,000 in donations will be made to three charitable organisations.

  1. Foodbank Victoria
  2. Lions Club (Sebastopol & District)
  3. Landcare Victoria

On completion of the survey, you'll be able to allocate tokens for these organisations to receive either a $5000, $3500 or $1500 donation.

Participation helps community groups you care about!

Please note that registering for Voconiq Local Voices Rewards is a great way for local community groups to raise much-needed funds. It does not represent any association with, or an endorsement of, Voconiq Local Voices or AEMO in any way.