Survey extended so residents can have their say on gas

GLADSTONE residents have been given more time to have their say on the impact of the gas industry in the region, with a survey deadline extended for a few weeks.

Researchers from the Australian National University and the CSIRO are working with Gladstone Regional Council to study the effects of the gas boom on the region.

Members of the community are invited to have their say about gas development by participating in the online survey, which is now open until Sunday, March 16.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers hoped the deadline extension for the survey would encourage more of the region's residents to participate.

"More than 200 residents have already taken the survey and council is encouraging as many residents as possible to have their say, so that an accurate measure of the community's attitude towards the natural gas industry can be obtained," Cr Sellers said.

"The study is the first to investigate how offshore gas developments affect people and places along the coast, incorporating gas projects in Gladstone and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region."

Gladstone region residents and those in surrounding areas can complete the survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/gladstonegas or, for those without internet access, by phoning (02) 6125 8765.



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