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Your voice matters

Kalbar has acknowledged the Minister’s assessment of the Fingerboards Minerals Sands Project and to this end a thorough review is in progress to rescope the project.

The next survey will be early 2023 with the timing to be confirmed when the review process has been completed.

Register below and you will be invited to take the next 'pulse' survey when it opens. All surveys undertaken by Voconiq are confidential and no personal information is shared with Kalbar Operations.

About Local Voices

Kalbar Operations has engaged Voconiq to provide communities in East Gippsland and Wellington Shire with the opportunity to express their views on the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands project.

Voconiq Local Voices is a unique community engagement program based on research conducted by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO. Local Voices aims to improve engagement between Kalbar Operations and your community by increasing understanding and generating better relationships and outcomes.

The intention is that there will be regular quarterly surveys in East Gippsland and Wellington shires going forward. Responses to this survey do not change any responses that you may have provided to previous consultation processes on Kalbar Operations and the Fingerboards Mineral Sands project

Kalbar Operations has committed to using community insights in their decision-making, and while they may not be able to solve every issue raised, the business will be better informed on the things that matter most to your local community.

Community Rewards

We support the communities we work in through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Rewards Program. This allows eligible community groups (such as school P&Cs, charities, and not-for-profit clubs and organisations) within the region of the study to nominate for donations.

Community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq Local Voices in their area for every survey completed.

Each completed 'pulse' survey unlocks $5 in donations from Voconiq.

Register your not-for-profit community group or nominate one for Local Voices Rewards here:

Explore the results from previous surveys

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Local Voices 'anchor' survey. You can view the results here:

How does Local Voices work?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Organisations engage Voconiq to conduct analyses of community attitudes to their company’s operations. This provides the communities neighbouring the operations a voice that is being heard and is helping to inform the company’s decision making.