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Recent Consulting Work

A list of recent projects completed by the Centre are provided under the following subject areas:

Economic Evaluation and Impact Assessment

  • Assumptions for Economic Analysis of SA Water Accommodation Project, prepared for SA Water Corporation.
  • Economic Impact of the Classic Adelaide Rally on the South Australian Economy, prepared for Silverstone Events Pty Ltd.
  • Economic Evaluation of Eyre Peninsula Water Supply Options, prepared for SA Water Corporation.
  • The Gross Economic Impact of the Proposed Expansion of Olympic Dam on the South Australian Economy, prepared for WMC Resources.
  • Modelling of City of Adelaide Population Inter-relationships, prepared for Adelaide City Council.
  • The Economic Contribution of Santos to Queensland’s Economic Activity, prepared for Santos (similar report completed for Santos on Northern Territory and South Australia).
  • Financial and Economic Evaluation of the Bolivar High Salinity Project, prepared for United Water International Pty Ltd.
  • Benefit Cost Analysis of Salisbury Cooperative Composting Facility, prepared for the City of Salisbury.
  • Economic Evaluation of the Redevelopment of Stage 1 of the North Terrace Precinct, prepared for the North Terrace precincts Redevelopment Project.
  • Economic Evaluation of the Proposed SA Water Barossa Infrastructure Upgrade, prepared for SA Water.
  • Upgrade Options for the Victor Harbor Waste Water Treatment Plant: A Revised Scenario Analysis, prepared for SA Water.
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Power Supply Options for the AP Lands, prepared for Division of State Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Benefits Associated with the Migration Museum Redevelopment, prepared for the Migration Museum of South Australia.
  • The Economic Impacts of Ports Corp’s Cargo Ports in South Australia, prepared for Ports Corp SA.
  • Financial Analysis of the Proposed Extension of the Electricity Grid to Yalata via Nundroo, prepared for Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Benefit Cost Analysis of the Youngking Heavy Braking Light, prepared for Youngking Pty Ltd.
  • Economic Evaluation of The State Library Redevelopment, prepared for the State Library of South Australia.
  • An Economic Evaluation of the Proposed South East Collaborative Resource Information Centre, prepared for Primary Industries and Resources SA.

Labour Market Analysis and Modelling

  • An Evaluation of the Community Jobs Program, prepared for the Department for Victorian Communities.
  • A Review of the Literature on Active Labour Market Policies, prepared for the Department for Victorian Communities as part of the Evaluation of the Community Jobs Program.
  • Development of a Model to Evaluate the Performance of Labour Market Assistance Providers, prepared for Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Development of a Model to Adjust the Performance of Job Network Members, prepared for Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Unmet Demand for Information Technology and Telecommunications Courses: Report Nos. 1, 2 3 and 4, prepared for Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs.
  • Employment and Skills Mapping Project, prepared for Barossa and Light Regional Development Board.
  • Labour Market Analysis and Forecast Estimation Model for VET Demand: Description and Use, report prepared for the Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training.
  • An Assessment of the Supply and Demand for Labour within the Northern Territory Economy, report prepared for the Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training.
  • Employment and Training: Government Priorities, Directions and Planning for the Future, prepared for The Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training.
  • Evaluation of the Community Business Employment Program, Executive Overview Report, Report A and Report B, prepared for The Victorian Department of Education, Employment and Training.

Program Evaluation

  • Longitudinal Study of the Farm Help Program for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – study is being conducted from 2004 through 2008.
  • Review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Dairy Structural Adjustment Program/Supplementary Dairy Assistance and Dairy Exit Program, prepared for Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia.
  • Australian’s Working Together Program: PSP Project, prepared for the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services.
  • TIGERS (Trials of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services) Evaluation Program, prepared for the former National Office for the Information Economy.
  • Review of Lifetime Health Cover, prepared for Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Review of the Outputs and Outcomes of the Science, Technology and Innovation Initiative, prepared for the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.
  • Evaluation of the AAA Farm Help – Supporting Families Through Change Program, report prepared for Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Australia.
  • Mid-Term Review of Farm Family Restart Scheme, report prepared for Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Australia.

Regional Economic and Social Analysis

  • Economic Development – Gone Missing? Presentation to the LGMA National Congress, Melbourne.
  • A Review of Progress: Provincial Cities 1996 to 2001, report prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.
  • Regional Policing Issues, Final Report, Submission to the Select Committee on the Staffing, Resourcing and Efficiency of the South Australian Police (prepared by the SA Centre for Economic Studies and submitted by the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia).
  • The Demand for Rural and Regional Statistics, prepared for the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Progressing Regional Development: Outlining the Role of Regional Development Boards, prepared for Regional Development SA.
  • South Coast Study: Keeping Pace – Reports A and B, prepared for the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council.
  • Local Government Economic Development Framework: A Discussion Paper, prepared for the Executive Committee of the Local Government Association of South Australia.
  • An Assessment of Ceduna Keys and Ceduna Coastal Centre Development Plan, Volumes 1 and 2, prepared for the District Council of Ceduna.
  • Ceduna Industrial Park: A Plan for Investment, Employment and Growth Opportunities, prepared for the District Council of Ceduna.
  • Regional Festivals: Sustainability, Isolation and Community Support, Journal of Tourism Studies.
  • Monitoring the Quality of Life: A Public Policy Tool for Small Regional Economies Facing Globalisation, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Quality of Life in Cities, Singapore, Vol. 2, pp. 423-440.
  • Provincial Cities: A Statistical Overview of Socio-Economic Tends 1986-1996 – Part A, report prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.
  • Economic Development From the Regional Perspective: What the Cities Say. A Study of the Six Major Provincial Cities – Part B, report prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.
  • Addressing the Future, Options and Strategies for Growth – Part C, report prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.
  • Inquiry into Regional Employment and Unemployment, prepared jointly with the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.
  • An Analytical Study of State/Territory Government Support for Regional Development in South Australia, Final Report, prepared for the Department of Industry and Trade.
  • Strathalbyn District Study: Keeping Pace, prepared for Strathalbyn District Commerce Association, Fleurieu Regional Development and Alexandrina Council – survey of 2,000 residents to determine future planning and development needs in the rapidly growing South Coast region.

Industry Specific Studies

  • Demand for Skilled Labour in the Mining Sector, prepared for Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia, Department of Trade and Economic Development, and Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology.
  • Skills and HR Audit – Heavy Industry Sector of the Upper Spencer Gulf Region, prepared for Global Maintenance USG Inc.
  • ICT Industry Measurement Project, prepared for the ICT Council for South Australia.
  • State of the Construction Industry, prepared for the Construction Industry Training Board.
  • South Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Sector: Survey and Report, report prepared for IT Council for South Australia, Electronics Industry Association, Playford Capital, Office of Economic Development, SA Department for Business, Manufacturing and Trade.
  • South Australian Information Industries Update for World Congress 2002, prepared for the South Australian Information Economy Policy Office and the Department of Industry and Trade.
  • Electronics Industry Skills Audit, prepared for the South Australian Department of Industry and Trade.
  • The Scope for Government Intervention in the South Australian Minerals Sector, prepared for Primary Industries and Resources SA.
  • Information Industries Survey: South Australia 1999, prepared for the South Australian Information Economy Policy Office.

Gambling

  • Profile of the South Australia Gambling Industry, Phase One and Phase Two Reports (forthcoming), prepared for the South Australian Independent Gambling Authority.
  • Problem Gambling and Harm: Towards a National Definition, prepared in conjunction with the Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, for the Ministerial Council for Gambling.
  • The Evaluation of Self-Exclusion Programs, prepared for the former Victorian Gambling Research Panel.
  • Study of the Impact of Caps on Electronic Gaming Machines, prepared for the former Victorian Gambling Research Panel.
  • Community Impacts of Electronic Gaming Machine Gambling, report prepared for the former Victorian Gambling Research Panel.
  • Changes in Wagering Within The Racing Industry, report prepared in conjunction with Swinburne Institute for Social Research and University of Western Sydney for the former Victorian Gambling Research Panel.
  • Measurement of Prevalence of Youth Problem Gambling in Australia: Report on Review of Literature, prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services.
  • Inquiry into Gaming Machine Numbers, prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of SA and submitted to the Inquiry into the Management of Machine Numbers in South Australia conducted by the SA Independent Gambling Authority.
  • Supplementary Submission to the IGA Inquiry into the Management of Machine Numbers, prepared for the Provincial Cities Association for SA and submitted to the Inquiry into the Management of Machine Numbers in South Australia conducted by the SA Independent Gambling Authority.
  • The Impact of Gaming Machines on Small Regional Economies, prepared for the Provincial Cities Association of South Australia.

Utilities

  • The Market Risk Premium for Australian Regulatory Decisions, prepared for the National Consumers Electricity Advocacy Panel.
  • Comments on the ESCOSA Discussion Paper ‘Electricity Distribution Price Review: Return on Assets', prepared for the National Consumers Electricity Advocacy Panel.
  • Review of the Efficiency of SA Water’s Business Costs and Performance, prepared for the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.
  • Estimating the Benefits of Electricity Reform, prepared for the South Australian Independent Industry Regulator.
  • Energy Network Asset Valuation: Impact on Users, prepared for the Australian Cogeneration Association, the Australian Gas Users Group, the Energy Users Group.
  • Study Into Utility Services in the Riverland, prepared for Riverland Development Corporation.

Finance, Taxation and Commonwealth-State Fiscal Relations.

  • Financing the Federation, prepared in conjunction with Julie Smith for the Department of Treasury and Finance for the Centenary of Federation.
  • The Correlation Between Income and Home Values: Literature Review and Investigation of Data, report prepared for the Local Government Association of South Australia.
  • Financing Local Government’s Contribution to Community Development, report prepared for the Local Government Association of South Australia.
  • A Critique of the CGC’s Proposed Debt Charges Assessment, prepared for the South Australian and Tasmanian Departments of Treasury and Finance.
  • Review of Debt Charges Assessment, prepared for Department of Treasury and Finance.
  • Analysis of Reform Options Arising from the ‘Review of Business Taxation’, prepared in conjunction with Owen Covick for the Department of Industry and Trade.
  • National Competition Policy Review of South Australian CTP Arrangements — Consideration of Public Benefit Issues, prepared for Department of Treasury and Finance.

Trade, Competitiveness, Demography, Innovation, and Quality of Life

The Centre has conducted a diverse range of research and consulting projects covering demography, small business, productivity and innovation, manufacturing, trade, international competitiveness, and social and quality of life measures.

  • Projecting the Impact of Population Ageing on Government Housing Budgets in South Australia, prepared for Australian Housing and urban Research Institute via the Centre for Ageing, University of South Australia.
  • Consideration of Budgetary, Employment and Welfare Effects Arising in Connection with Smoking Bans in Hospitality Venues, prepared for the Cancer Council of South Australia.
  • Analysis of the Costs of Negotiating Explorer Access to Native Title Land, prepared for South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy.
  • Innovation Activity and Income Levels: A Summary of Indicators, prepared for BioInnovation SA.
  • Economic and Social Assessment of the Draft Water Allocation Plan for the Barossa Prescribed Water Resources Area, prepared for Department of Water Resources.
  • Economic and Social Assessment of the Draft Water Allocation Plan for the Clare Valley Prescribed Water Resources Area, prepared for Department of Water Resources.
  • Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Plan: A Review of the Benefit-Cost Analysis of On-Farm Renovation Strategies and Catchment Drainage Options, prepared for Primary Industries and Resources SA.