Given the importance of understanding the perceptions of both locals and visitors to the area, our suggested approach incorporated intercept recruitment combined with an online survey. A wide range of infield locations were selected across the Batemans Marine Park area, reflecting the diversity of the area.
The use of an online survey provided a cost effective means of securing responses from a statistically reliable sample. All results were analysed and full findings were developed.
Results provided insights into perceptions and use of the Batemans Marine Park by various users and interest groups, and gave direction in terms of planning management objectives, actions and programs.