Maryborough Neighbourhood Renewal Survey
CRIC was pleased to be successful in their tender to the Central Goldfields Shire to conduct the baseline evaluation of the Maryborough Neighbourhood Renewal project. The purpose of the evaluation process is to primarily assess whether the initiative has narrowed the gap between Neighbourhood Renewal areas and the rest of the State. In addition, the evaluation process will provide information to government, service providers, local communities and other stakeholders about what works and what doesn’t in Neighbourhood Renewal.
The first round of data collection is intended to achieve several purposes, namely to provide:
- social and demographic data about residents within the Renewal area
- comparative data for identifying similarities and differences in experiences and attitudes of individuals residing within the Neighbourhood Renewal area and surrounding neighbourhoods
- formative data to assist the Renewal steering committees and teams in strategic and operational planning activities
Deputy Director of CRIC successful in the 2010 Endeavour Award
Dr Patrice Braun has been awarded a Federal Government 2010 Endeavour Research Fellow Award ($23,500) to conduct research in Bangladesh. The Endeavour Awards are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing high-achieving individuals with a unique opportunity to undertake study, research or professional development and enable collaboration to develop mutual understanding and foster enduring linkages between individuals, organisations and countries. Patrice’s study explores how women can be engaged and empowered with the help of ICT to address regional challenges in areas such agriculture, collaborative business development and entrepreneurship as the basis for sustainable livelihoods for their families and communities.