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ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,212 residents across the Cairns Local Government Area on the night of 11th August 2014. The survey was commissioned by Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef Pty Ltd.

 

Question:

How do you rate your support of the ‘Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resorts’ project?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Strongly support

51.0% 

44.2% 

58.1% 

48.6% 

53.8% 

50.5% 

49.7% 

Support

16.2% 

17.0% 

15.3% 

17.5% 

14.9% 

16.7%

15.4%

Neutral

10.9%

16.0%

5.6%

7.8%

11.2%

10.6%

18.1%

Oppose

7.1%

7.6%

6.6%

8.6%

5.6%

8.2%

5.4%

Strongly oppose

13.6%

13.8%

13.3%

15.3%

13.2%

13.3%

11.4%

Never heard of the project

1.2%

1.3%

1.2%

2.2%

1.2%

0.7%

 0.0%

 

Question:

Do you think that you would visit the Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Yes

59.7%

54.8%

64.9%

59.7%

65.2%

56.8%

51.7%

No

21.3%

24.5%

18.0%

17.5%

18.6%

25.5%

28.5%

Undecided

19.0%

20.7%

17.1%

22.8%

16.2%

17.7%

19.9%

 

Question:

Generally speaking do you believe the Aquis project will have a positive or negative impact on the local economy?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Positive

71.6%

66.6%

76.8%

72.5%

72.8%

71.7%

66.0%

Negative

16.0%

19.8%

12.1%

14.2%

14.7%

18.8%

18.7%

No impact to the economy

3.6%

2.4%

4.9%

4.7%

2.9%

2.7%

4.7%

Undecided

8.8%

11.2%

6.2%

8.6%

9.6%

6.8%

10.7%

 

Question:

Do you believe the Cairns region will see a tourism increase due to the Aquis project?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Yes

76.8%

72.8%

81.0%

76.9%

78.4%

76.2%

72.8%

No

9.8%

10.4%

9.3%

6.1%

10.5%

11.6%

13.2%

Undecided

13.4%

16.8%

9.8%

16.9%

11.0%

12.2%

13.9%

 

Question:

Thinking about the Cairns local community, which of the following most concerns you about the Aquis project?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Environmental impacts

23.9%

28.0%

19.7%

26.9%

23.5%

23.5%

18.7%

Issues associated with gambling

13.3%

15.4%

11.1%

13.3%

11.5%

14.6%

15.3%

Alcohol fuelled violence

5.4%

4.9%

5.9%

2.5%

5.9%

6.5%

9.3%

Increased housing and rental prices

25.7%

26.7%

24.5%

29.7%

22.1%

24.1%

28.7%

None of the above

31.8%

25.0%

38.8%

27.5%

37.0%

31.3%

28.0%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,212 voters. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. The results have been weighted by gender and age to reflect the population according to ABS figures. Please note that due to rounding, not all tables necessarily total 100% and subtotals may also vary. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.