Oxley Creek Social Values Survey
Brisbane Sustainability Agency has developed the Oxley Creek Social Values Survey to gain an understanding of the value that the local community and visitors place on the Oxley Creek corridor and surrounding green open spaces.
When people value a place, they are more likely to care for and protect it. Therefore, understanding how communities perceive and value their local waterways gives an insight into how likely people are to use and look after them.
The way that communities value waterways is directly related to the perception of waterway cleanliness and health as well as the ability to use and safely access the waterway for walking, cycling, picnicking and water-based recreation.
The purpose of the Social Values Survey is to gain an understanding of the value that the local community (residents and workers) and visitors place on the waterways and surrounding green open spaces within the Oxley Creek corridor.
The survey occurs annually to provide an ongoing understanding of how people use and value the Oxley Creek corridor over time.
The first survey was conducted between 16 July and 10 August 2021 and received 438 responses, providing baseline results to measure and track changes against for future surveys. The 2022 survey was open to the public for responses from 9 September 2022 to 6 November 2022 and received 615 responses.