THE IMPACT OF HIGHER ELECTRICITY BILLS ON BUSINESSES IN REGIONAL QUEENSLAND
Compass Research is carrying out an independent survey in regional Queensland to help ascertain the impact of rising electricity prices on businesses and the economy of regional Queensland.
We are seeking responses from all types of businesses including agricultural businesses and would be grateful if you could complete the following brief survey. (Your best estimate is better than no response).
Confidentiality: Responses from individual businesses are confidential and are only used to develop aggregate estimates of regional impacts.
If preferred please feel free to ring Compass Research (business hours) on 40 312 970 to complete over the telephone or you can print the survey out here and return through the mail.
The Queensland Electricity Users Network is a network of regional Queensland electricity users including local government, Chambers of Commerce, economic development organisations, retirees, tourism operators, irrigation farmers, dairy farmers, the mining industry and urban developers.
The aim of the QEUN is to advocate for affordable and reliable electricity for business and residential customers in Queensland.
The QEUN has found that there is a distinct lack of reliable information on the impact on regional businesses and jobs of the steep rises in electricity prices over the past decade. The aim of the survey is to remedy that lack of information by conducting a comprehensive survey in four regional centres in Queensland:
Mareeba Shire Council
Mt Isa City Council
Southern Downs Regional Council
Whitsunday Regional Council
Businesses outside of the council areas above have shown an interest in expressing their opinion on the impact of rising power bills on their businesses. The survey has consequently been extended to include businesses in two other areas; regional Queensland and South East Queensland.
In all six areas we seek responses from all types of businesses including agricultural businesses.
It is proposed that the aggregated results from each of the six areas will be conveyed to, and the implications taken up with, the following:
The firm has staff with extensive experience in survey design, questionnaire design, interviewing and data analysis.
Recent clients have included the extensive social research background to the Eliminate Dengue program, Cairns Airport. The firm has carried out numerous surveys of business, including recent research into coastal shipping in Northern Australia and amongst electricity users in the Daintree area.