Social Research

Local Business Survey

The Hills Shire Council


The Hills Shire Council is committed to assisting local businesses adopt sustainable business practices.

A business survey was necessary to be undertaken to determine the sustainability concerns of local businesses and to assess the best way to encourage them to engage with sustainability programs in the local government area.


An online survey was developed using QuestionPro- a professional online survey tools. A link was supplied to The Hills Shire Council to send to business owners on their data base via valid email addresses.

A Research Report was prepared which provided a profile of local businesses, discussed their attitudes to the environment, their level of engagement with community groups, and their motivations and barriers for engaging with Council sustainability initiatives.

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