Wimmera Research Group

Wimmera Research Group reports

2013

Wimmera leadership program evaluation

This report was prepared for Wimmera Development Association. It describes the results of an evaluation of the Wimmera leadership program including the impact it has had on the individuals who participated in the program and on the Wimmera community.

View the Wimmera leadership program evaluation report (pdf, 2.5mb).

Building a better community: Horsham Rural City Council community survey results

This report was prepared for Horsham Rural City Council and it provides the results of a survey of the Horsham community to understand the community’s perceptions of important local issues that need addressing, uptake of sustainable behaviours, and willingness to participate in community behaviour change programs across community participation, health, environmental and energy objectives. This survey was a part of the Building local government change agents for resilient and sustainable communities project, which has been carried out across four local governments in regional Victoria.

View the Building a better community: Horsham Rural City Council community survey results report (pdf, 1.5mb)

Building a better community: City of Greater Bendigo community survey results

This report was prepared for City of Greater Bendigo and it provides the results of a survey of the Horsham community to understand the community’s perceptions of important local issues that need addressing, uptake of sustainable behaviours, and willingness to participate in community behaviour change programs across community participation, health, environmental and energy objectives. This survey was a part of the Building local government change agents for resilient and sustainable communities project, which has been carried out across four local governments in regional Victoria.

View the Building a better community: City of Greater Bendigo community survey results Report (pdf, 1.5mb)

Building a better community: Hepburn Shire Council community survey results

This report was prepared for Hepburn Shire Council and it provides the results of a survey of the Horsham community to understand the community’s perceptions of important local issues that need addressing, uptake of sustainable behaviours, and willingness to participate in community behaviour change programs across community participation, health, environmental and energy objectives. This survey was a part of the Building local government change agents for resilient and sustainable communities project, which has been carried out across four local governments in regional Victoria.

View the Building a better community: Hepburn Shire Council community survey results Report (pdf, 1.6mb)

Building a better community: Southern Grampians Shire Council community survey results

This report was prepared for Southern Grampians Shire Council and it provides the results of a survey of the Horsham community to understand the community’s perceptions of important local issues that need addressing, uptake of sustainable behaviours, and willingness to participate in community behaviour change programs across community participation, health, environmental and energy objectives. This survey was a part of the Building local government change agents for resilient and sustainable communities project, which has been carried out across four local governments in regional Victoria.

View the Building a better community: Southern Grampians Shire Council community survey results Report (pdf, 1.5mb)

2012

Catchment restoration: landholder perceptions of riparian restoration

This report describes the results of a pilot study that investigated the factors that influence landholders to carry out riparian restoration projects on their properties including, reasons for carrying out riparian restoration, perceptions of the benefits and negatives of riparian restoration, other factors such as farming styles, goals, and attitudes towards landcare and catchment management authorities that may be influencing the uptake of restoration projects.

View the Catchment restoration: landholder perceptions of riparian restoration report (pdf, 1.3mb)

Great South West community report card 2011

These reports, prepared for the councils of South West Victoria, provides an assessment of South West Victoria’s community and ecosystem health and wellbeing. The Community Report Card provides information about the condition of the six Council areas in the Great South West – Colac‐Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, South Grampians and Warrnambool. This information can be used to inform decision making to enhance the region’s sustainability. The technical report includes detailed information about the indicators, while the community report card provides a quick snapshot of condition. These reports are part of the Regional sustainability indicators framework for South West Victoria project.

View the Great South West community report card 2011 (pdf, 1.1mb).

View the Great South West community report card 2011 - Technical report (pdf, 7.4mb).

Sustainable behaviour change literature review

This report reviews the current literature on sustainable behaviour and how to influence behaviour through behaviour change models and theories. It also looks at the role of behaviour change programs in local government including the barriers and drivers local government officers have to carrying out behaviour change in their organisations or their communities. This report is a part of the Building local government change agents for resilient and sustainable communities project.

View Sustainable behaviour change literature review (pdf, 502kb).

The Victorian farmer survey on climate change 2011

This report was prepared for the Department of Primary Industries and it provides results and discussion of a large-scale survey of farmers’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviour towards climate change, climate variability and greenhouse gas emissions. It is the second stage of a longitudinal study which commenced in 2009 (WIDCORP).

View the CC2011 report (pdf 4.9mb)

2011

  • Graymore, M. (2011) Milestone 3b Report: Agreed Set of Indicators, Report on Milestone 3b Outcomes for Regional Sustainability Indicators Framework for South West Victoria project funded by the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.
  • Graymore, M. (2011) Milestone 3a: Defining the Framework, Report on Milestone 3a Outcomes for Regional Sustainability Indicators Framework for South West Victoria project funded by the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.
  • Graymore, M. (2011) Working Project Brief and Communications and Engagement Plan, Report on Milestone 2 Outcomes for Regional Sustainability Indicators Framework for South West Victoria project funded by the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.