South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, Australia is one of the most well known cultural precincts in the city. It is known to host events and festivals on a large scale and that too on a regular basis, with approximately 11,000,000 people making their way to this part of Australia every single year. The parklands comprise of grassed areas, water, rainforest, plazas and also features like Nepal Peace Pagoda, Brisbane Wheel, Courier Mail Piazza, Grand Arbour, the riverfront promenade and the Streets Beach. Additionally, there are a large number of shops, fountains and restaurants in the South Bank Parklands and it hosts the famous Queensland Conservatorium too. For the purpose of carrying out extensive field research in the South Bank Parklands area in Brisbane, a survey is undertaken to get a thorough idea of what the field is like. The survey is comprised of several multiple choice questions that are aimed at deriving brief but specific information about the South Bank Parklands area.
- How did you make your way to South Bank Parklands? (Mark the answer that is most appropriate)
- By car
- By bus
- How did you get to know about South Bank Parkland? (Kindly mark the answer that is most appropriate, multiple answers feasible)
- Guides and books
- The internet
- Travel agency
- I knew about it already
- Other _________________________________________
- Is this your very first visit to South Bank Parkland? (Mark the most appropriate answer)
- No – How many times did you visit South Bank Parkland in the past? ___________
- Are there opportunities for socialization and enjoyment in the South Bank Parklands?
- Does a Local Sense of Pride Prevail in the South Bank Parklands? (Ganis et al. 2014)
- I Don’t Know
- Which South Bank Parklands Initiative do You Think Promotes Diversity at the workplace in the best possible way? (Mark the answer that is most appropriate)
- Migrant Work Experience Program
- Southbank Precinct Indigenous Employment Program
- What do you think accounts for the lack of tourism jobs in the South Bank Parklands? (Mark the answer that is most appropriate, multiple answers feasible)
- Low pay
- Low skill
- Shift work, lacking career structure
- The South Bank Parklands is often regarded as an overcrowded area. What do you think accounts for this? (Mark the answer that is most appropriate)
- Lack of sufficient barbeques and picnic tables
- Increasing congestion at the time of major events
- What do you think is the best way to generate revenue in the South Bank Parklands?
- Does Tourism have a role to play in preserving Heritage Buildings in the South Bank Parklands? (Chhetri et al. 2014)
- I am not sure
- Which in your opinion contributes the most to the education of tourists and locals in the South Bank Parklands?
- Queensland Art Gallery and Museum
- Nepal Peace Pagoda
- Which of the following events in your view contributes the most to promoting a sense of socialization and enjoyment in the South Bank Parklands? (Multiple answers feasible)
- Australia Day Celebrations
- Christmas Celebrations
- River Fire
- Do you think tourism is harmful for the Environment in the South Bank Parklands?
- I don’t know
- How do you think Tourism can contribute positively to the environment in the South Bank Parklands? ( Pick the answer that is most appropriate)
- Provision of funds for managing the precinct (Harris 2013)
- Assistance with habitat enhancement and maintenance
- Building preservation
- Creating awareness about environmental issues
- Which of the following, do you think have contributed greatly to generating revenue for the local economy in the South Bank Parklands? ( Mark the answer that is most appropriate, multiple answers feasible)
- Queensland Art Gallery (Kahl 2016)
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Sanders and Wang 2017)
- Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre
- Does Tourism have a Negative Impact on the Economy in South Bank Parklands?
- Which is the best way by which Tourism can contribute to the Local Economy in South Bank Parklands?
- Direct contributions through income tax imposed on tourism employment and tourism businesses (Deng et al. 2016)
- Indirect contributions through the imposition of taxes on services and goods sold to tourists (Kerkhove 2013)
- How in your view has the addition of a tourist attraction like the Big Wheel impacted the economy in South Bank Parklands? (Ross and Styger 2013)
- Do you think the South Bank Markets have contributed positively for revenue generation in the South Bank Parklands?
- I am not sure
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