Lateral Plains and the Centre for eCommerce and Communication were engaged by Moorabool Shire and Multimedia Victoria to review ICT in the Moorabool region. Background information on this study is available here. The study was completed in the period between April 2009 and April 2010. 238 survey responses were received. The opportunity to participate in the survey was promoted through direct email, flyers to schools, at Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Railway stations, notices on Moorabool websites, media releases and via community groups The responses to the survey formed an important part of the Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy which will build and shape the Moorabool Shire's ICT policy for the coming years. Another way that the community got involved was by informing the project team of local examples of ICT usage that demonstrate the positive impacts of local adoption.
The Wimmera Southern Mallee region dataset comprises results from a survey conducted June 2010 – 2011. The Wimmera Southern Mallee region has a population of 57,100. A total of 318 responses were received. More than 350 residents, businesses and local governmentrepresentatives were actively engaged through community forums, business and community surveys and case studies. The survey collected data to review ICT in the Central Highland Region.