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Unformatted text preview: . Those surveyed were the people of the Port Curtis and the Fitzroy River catchment
areas including Indigenous peoples, commercial and recreational fishers, industry, governments and private
The researchers’ goals were to:
• Identify the best ways to involve people and providing disempowered groups with opportunities to be
informed and participate in regional decision-making.
• Develop an objective view of the social context to provide a better basis for negotiation between the
• Identify stakeholders affected by issues and projects, and their interests and aspirations. 3. Why were these tools used?
This approach used a combination of traditional tools, such as interviews and surveys, and innovative use of
more sophisticated tools, such as social mapping. Some of the techniques used in the stakeholder analysis
require professional expertise, however, groups that lack these skills could either hire or seek a volunteer with
appropriate experience, or modify the process of collating and communicating...
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- Summer '14