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Citizen Science Case Study CQ stakeholder analysis 1. Synopsis This case study showcases a model of stakeholder analysis that uses a variety of community consultation tools to identify stakeholders who might be overlooked by more conventional consultation methods. Staff from the Coastal CRC based at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton used traditional methods of interviews and surveys, as part of a process of consultation and feedback, to try to get a sense of who were the interest groups in the Rockhampton and Port Curtis area affected by environmental issues and/or conflict, not necessarily formal interest groups or identified groups. Figure 1: Map of Rockhampton/Port Curtis area from Microsoft Expedia 2. Background The Coastal CRC’s Rockhampton-based research team designed a process to identify stakeholders within the Port Curtis and Fitzroy River catchments, including those who could be overlooked within the average consultative processes, not through any deliberate exclusion but as a result of the limited capacity of some stakeholder groups to commit the time and resources to commit to a complex process and/or to assimilate vast quantities of information. 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 citizens. 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 groups; 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 information. This stakeholder analysis approach offers a chance to give a voice to groups that are often disempowered or overlooked in less-discerning processes of community consultation. The stakeholder analysis process provides
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