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Examples of our Consultancy Work

We offer a range of services for the public sector, private enterprises and community groups, including grant writing assistance, business case development, economic analysis and research services. As a Not-For-Profit, we are able to offer our Research and Consultancy services at a far more attractive rate than the private sector.

Below are downloadable copies of some of the consultancy documents that we have produced for clients.


NEJO Economic Development Strategy

Client: New England Joint Organisation (NEJO)
Year: 2021

As part of their commitment to the region, the New England Joint Organisation (NEJO) developed an Economic Development Strategy. This EDS provides an evidence base of the local economy for the member Local Government Areas (LGAs) upon which recommendations for the NEJO are based.

Find out more about the NEJO Economic Development Study and view the document


Angry Bull Trails

Client: Tenterfield Shire Council / Angry Bull Trails
Year: 2020 - 2022

Angry Bull Trails would put Tenterfield on the map as a nationally significant mountain bike (MTB) destination town. It will be the first year-round MTB destination of this size in Australia with 150+ km of varied trails for riders of all abilities, including disabled riders and trails for walkers.

At full development in 2024, it is estimated the trails would attract at least 35,000 new visitors annually to Tenterfield shire – 19,500 new day visits and 15,500 new overnight stays from within a 5 hour drive radius.  In addition another 5,000 additional overnight stays from existing visitors who stay longer  and from organised MTB events are expected.

The Angry Bull Trails project received $4.1 Million of grant funding under the NSW Government's Regional Tourism Activation Fund. This application was supported by a revised business case we developed in line with the application requirements.

Find out more about the Angry Bull Trails Business Case and view the document


Autralian Transport Museum Business Case

Client: Australian Transport Museum
Year: 2023

The Australian Transport Museum Ltd (ATM) entity as a not-for-profit company in 2008 to establish a museum in Armidale. With the support of Armidale Regional Council, the museum is proposed to be established at the new Airside Business Park south of Armidale. This site provides access directly off the New England Highway and co-location with many other tourist attractions and amenities.

Exhibits will include 80-100 vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and other transport related display including a history of aviation display relating to the air services to Armidale airport. There will be a library of over 1,000 books, 15,000 original sales brochures, an electronic library and signs, badges, models etc and a visitor information centre.

Based on passing traffic alone on the New England Highway, it is calculated that the museum will attract an additional 9,300 day visitors and an additional 8,700 overnight stays to the Armidale LGA. Visitors will spend an additional $2.9M per annum in local businesses. This expenditure will directly and indirectly create another 22 jobs in the local economy (REMPLAN 2022). This may be an under-estimate of annual visitation as it does not include other visitors to the region, to nearby tourist attractions or people passing through Armidale Regional Airport.

Find out more about the Australian Transport Museum Business Case and view the document


Powerhouse Museum Business Case and Concept Design

Client: Glen Innes Shire Council
Year: 2021

The Glen Innes Powerhouse Museum project would involve the retention, remediation and repurposing of an iconic architectural structure and power-generating machinery – the now-defunct Glen Innes Power Station in Church Street, a site owned by Essential Energy – into a state of the art, multi-disciplinary, community-accessible, heritage and cultural destination.

In partnership with the Sydney Powerhouse Museum, the new attraction would not only display local heritage artifacts, but also exhibition material from the Sydney Museum.

It is estimated the museum would attract an additional 18,000 new visitors annually to the Glen Innes Severn shire – 7,100 new day visits and 30,400 new overnight stays with 50% of these visitors from outside of NSW.

Find out more about the Powerhouse Museum Business Case and view the document


New England Rail Trail Business Case Revisions

Client: New England Rail Trail Inc.
Year: 2021

The Great Northern Rail Line between Armidale and the Qld border has not seen trains operating for 31 years. To revitalise this asset and generate economic growth through increased tourism, Armidale Regional and Glen Innes Severn Councils are proposing to build a 103km rail trail between Armidale and Glen Innes at a cost of $24M.  

The trail will provide a safe recreational location for cyclists and walkers and is anticipated to attract 14,000 new overnight visitors and 15,000 new day visitor to the region who will spend in excess of $5.8M annually at local businesses.  Opportunities will arise for new businesses to establish along the trail (accommodation, cafes, bike hire), creating 26 new local jobs.  In addition it is estimated that over 37,000 locals will make use of the trail and reap the associated health benefits.  Several small communities along the route will benefit from increased visitation. 

Find out more about the New England Rail Trail Business Case and view the document


Namoi Investment Prospectus

Client: Namoi Councils Joint Organisation
Year: 2016

Development of an investment prospectus for Namoi Councils (Moree Plains, Gwydir, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Tamworth Regional, Uralla, Quirindi and Walcha). Including industry analysis, investment opportunities and relevant contacts.

This document was also produced in Chinese.

Find out more about the Namoi Investment Prospectus and view the document


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