Closing date: 4pm, Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for nine consumers and/or carers living in South East Queensland to host a discussion with community members about their awareness of and attitudes towards water security and purified recycled water between 28 July – 11 August 2021.

Seqwater is the Queensland Government Bulk Water Supply Authority. It is responsible for delivering safe, secure and cost-effective bulk water supply for more than three million people across South East Queensland. Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Seqwater to engage health consumers and carers to better understand / inform its future communications with the public including:

  • the key areas of interest and potential concerns health consumers and carers may have in relation to water security and purified recycled water
  • what messaging works and doesn’t work to help build awareness and understanding of the urban water cycle, the water supply challenges we face and the role climate resilient solutions such as purified recycled water play in providing our region’s water security
  • how health consumers and carers want to receive information about water security and purified recycled water.

What are Kitchen Table Discussions?

Kitchen Table Discussions are consultation sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe, informal and supportive environment.

Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer or Carer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to ten community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite up to six community members to participate.

The host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them. After the session, the host will provide their participants’ feedback to Health Consumers Queensland for incorporation into a report back to Seqwater and other stakeholder agencies such as Queensland Health.

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