Xstrata seeking community feedback

Mining giant Xstrata has given residents in Mount Isa and Cloncurry a chance to voice its opinions about the company with a community survey launched yesterday.

Xstrata says it plans to use the information collected in the research to help it improve communication with North West residents.

"We want to know what issues residents think are important in their respective communities, their level of recognition of the company’s corporate social involvement programs and whether they want more information from the company on specific topics, projects or issues," Sustainable Development general manager Nathan Pike told The North West Star.

"We believe it is very important for the company to be seeking feedback from residents as to whether they think we are supporting the most appropriate areas of need in their communities."

The survey will be conducted by an independent market research company that will contact up to 300 people over the age of 18 in Xstrata’s North Queensland operation areas including Townsville and Bowen, in addition to Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

Xstrata says phone numbers will be randomly selected and assured that the identities of participants will remain confidential.

The results are expected to be released through community information sessions, company newsletters and in the media in September.

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