This is the 5th year of Local Voices surveys for Port Waratah, which has been delivered to the Newcastle community since 2018.  

The September 2022 Local Voices 'anchor' survey is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who had their say with the latest survey. Our team is busy analysing the data and look forward to sharing the insights with the community soon.

If you would like to take part in future surveys register below to receive an email invitation:

  • Participation is 100% confidential
  • Your input will help inform Port Waratah Coal Services planning and decision making.
  • Every completed 'anchor' survey unlocks $10 in donations that will go to the local community group of your choice and the ongoing six-monthly ‘pulse’ surveys earn $5.

About Local Voices

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

Local Voices provides the communities neighbouring Port Waratah's operations a way to express their views and experiences directly to the company, and help the company engage with the issues that matter most to these communities. While the company 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.

Your participation is 100% confidential - with no personal data shared with Port Waratah.

How we work with you

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

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Community Rewards

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

Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation token to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq Local Voices in their area.

Your voice can help the community groups you care about!

What you’ve told us

Thank you to those who shared their feedback in the September 'anchor' survey. The results are in! Jump on to our community dashboard to explore all of the results specific to your own town:

Frequently Asked Questions

Local Voices is a specialised service offered by Voconiq which captures a full spectrum of opinion at a grassroots level around an industrial operation. It is a way for organisations to conduct a long-term regular analysis of community attitudes to the company’s operations in and around specific communities. It gives the communities neighbouring the operations a voice that is being heard by the company and is helping to inform business decision making.

A detailed 'anchor' survey (or baseline) is conducted to understand the key trust drivers in the community, followed by regular 'pulse' surveys to track changes over time. Surveys can be completed online, on mobile, pen and paper, or through brief phone interviews.

In addition, every survey can help earn money for local not-for-profit groups through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Reward Program. Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq.