The Renewable Newstead Steering Committee and Central Victoria Solar Cities (CVSC) conducted a survey in Newstead in August-September 2011. The purpose of the survey was to find out what Newstead & district residents think about energy.

The survey was distributed via a number of ways. On three consecutive Saturday mornings in August Steering Committee members handed out surveys outside the Newstead General Store. Surveys were left at a number of shops in town (including the RTC, general store, supermarket, hairdresser and post office), and the HEA assessor and community engagement worker also distributed surveys to community members. The survey was promoted through the Newstead Echo newspaper.

A total of 74 people responded to the survey, with six of these completed online. The survey was voluntary and anonymous.

Click here for the full survey report.

Karly Smith from Renewable Newstead and Ross Egleton from Central Victorian Solar City. Karly coordinated the social survey.