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  • Economic Analysis of All Ages Learning Centre

    QAGOMA seek to foster life-long learning with a focus of building cultural understanding, bolstering well-being, and developing community connection. To deliver on these outcomes, QAGOMA are looking to develop the All-Ages Learning Centre (AALC)m a proposed programmatic and spatial extension in the Queensland Art Gallery, to support the continued growth of life-long learning in the Arts and culture. AEC were engaged to evaluate the economic and social benefits investment in the AALC will have on the Queensland community. AEC undertook an economic impact assessment using AEC's in-house Input-Output model to estimate the impact of the initial construction, ongoing operations of the facility and any induced tourism benefits. To estimate the social benefit impact of the proposed AALC, AEC identified key social benefits derived from cultural education and engagement with the Arts. AEC relied on studies conducted across Australia and the UK to support the quantifiable social benefits.1 Economic Analysis of all Ages Learning Centre.

  • Kingaroy Hospital Business Case

    The Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital (LBPCH) was purchased by a privately owned company in 2022 and was found to require an extensive maintenance program to uphold the operational capability. The new owner proposed to develop an integrated health precinct including a private hospital, residential aged care, new infrastructure for complimentary health services (pathology, radiography, etc.). AEC developed the Business Case for the proposed hospital and aged care facility development, including a comprehensive analysis of service need and health service demand across the region, analysis of the facility operations, a commerciality and financial feasibility assessment, and an economic impact assessment. AEC also reviewed the social benefits of such an investment to understand the broader impacts to the region.

  • Queensland Music Trails Business Case

    AEC and Plan C worked as in collaboration to produce the Queensland Music Trails Business Case for Queensland Music Festival (QMF). The Queensland Music Trail and annual program of music-related events and activations that create unique journeys across the State. The Queensland Music Trail will combine existing events with new events, activations, and pop-up experiences along the Queensland Music Trail to encourage visitors to ‘linger’ in locations and regions across and surrounding the Trail, enabling increased visitor dispersal and greater lengths of stay throughout the state. Works undertaken by AEC included: Trail corridor identification, informed by socio-economic analysis and stakeholder engagement to understand regions of suitability, capability and need for hosting an event along a trail corridor. A total of seven unique QMT trails were identified using this process. Detailed market and demand assessment of potential attendance profiles, event visitation, ticketing expectations and event participation. Economic analysis including an individual assessments of direct and flow on economic impacts (including output, gross regional, state and domestic product, incomes and salaries paid, and full-time equivalent employment levels) and cost benefit analysis for each event proposed along each trail. Analysis highlights that the Trails will deliver $295 million in Gross State Product, 3,000 Jobs and a Net Present Value of 1.5 by 2025. Financial analysis to understand the Trails commercial viability, which included analysis of event facilitation costs, overhead and operational costs, income and revenue strategies, expected cashflow and the catalytic seed funding required for each trail. This business case was used in successful grant funding applications worth $6.8 million, enabling them to roll out a pilot activation program that created jobs, increased bed nights and induced visitor spend, and boosted the cultural tourism activity of regional communities in South-West, South-East and Far North Queensland.

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  • Development, Planning & Investment Attra | AEC Group

    Regional Development & Investment Attraction Understanding where a community, business, precinct, or industry is going is critical for successful investment attraction and development programs. Our Regional Development and Investment Attraction team works with our clients to understand not just the recent past and near-term outlook for their operating environment, but the key factors influencing change and the preconditions for success that are required to deliver on targeted outcomes. Combining many of our forward-looking quantitative modelling tools the Regional Development and Investment Attraction team provide evidence based strategies and assessments to drive local and regional business and industry jobs growth and investment attraction and funding solutions The services we offer include: Benchmarking & Comparative Assessment Business Case Writing Community, Consumer, Customer & Corporate Sentiment Corporate Transactions & Restructures Demand Assessments Developer Contributions Development Feasibility Due Diligence Economic & Industry Development Strategy Economic Impact Assessment Financial Feasibility Assessment Grant & Funding Submissions Highest & Best Use Analysis Infrastructure & Population Planning Land Use Planning & Assessment Lobbying & Advocacy Market Analysis & Outlook Reporting Market Entry Strategies Marketing & Branding Strategy Property Divestment/Acquisition Management Employment & Skills Strategy Social Impact Assessment Socio-Demographic & Population Projections For further information, contact one of our specialists below. Graham Jarvis Adam Matthews Holly Marson Kaitlin McInnes RDA Central and Western Queensland Strategic Regional Plan Client: Regional Development Australia (Central and Western Queensland) State: QLD The North and North West Queensland regions are the... Activate Cloncurry Strategy 2023-2028 Client: Cloncurry Shire Council State: QLD The Cloncurry Shire is home to a number of communities that have been developed on the back... Water for Economic Development Client: RAPAD State: QLD Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development (RAPAD) Board represents the region’s local... Economic Analysis for Grant Submissions Client: Bundaberg Regional Council State: QLD AEC were engaged to develop economic analysis to support funding submissions for four... Recent Projects

  • Projects | AEC 2023

    Queensland Music Trails Business Case Bundaberg Hotel Demand Assessment Cessnock Residential Feasibility Analysis Ballarat Airport Options Paper CBA Impact of a change in Foreign Investor Taxes Australia Local Government Association Financial Assistance Grant Sustainability Study Toowoomba Regional Council General Rate Review Financial Sustainability Review for City of Wodonga Wagga Wagga Riverside Stage 3 Business Case Shoalhaven City Council Financial Sustainability Review Pacific Reef Fisheries Expansion Hells Gate Feasibility Study Lakeland Irrigation Scheme Detailed Business Case Residential Attraction Strategy 2022-23 International Cruise Visitor Survey RDA Central and Western Queensland Strategic Regional Plan Activate Cloncurry Strategy 2023-2028 North Harbour Marina Economic Assessment North QLD Water Infrastructure Authority, Hells Gates Dam Supply Chain Analysis WA Cruise Tourism Strategy Esk Jockey Club Expansion Economic Analysis Water for Economic Development Hidden Valley Mine Closure EIA AMC Marine Lift Business Case

  • Local Government | AEC Group

    Local Government We are proud of our 30 years experience advising local governments and communities all around Australia. We are passionate about the role councils play in the lives of their local residents and businesses. AEC has a strong reputation of providing expert advice to our local government clients, improving the financial capacity and sustainability of local government, and resulting in more liveable and better communities. What sets us apart is that our team are experienced and trusted advisors with real world experience in local government finance. Our team of past CFOs, Director of Corporate and Finance Managers have first-hand experience in the issues, pressures and opportunities facing the local government sector. Our deliverables are practical and provided implementable solutions. Our technical capabilities and modelling tools are also well established and used throughout the local government community in Australia. ​ Whether your need is a review of your organisation’s financial sustainability, development of a business case, a feasibility study, a strategic asset management plan or a long-term financial plan, AEC are the proven experts to provide a successful outcome. The services we offer: Asset Management Planning Benchmarking & Comparative Assessment Business & Asset Valuation Business & Operational Efficiency Reviews Business Case Writing Capital Planning & Prioritisation Community, Consumer, Customer & Corporate Sentiment Corporate & Operational Planning Corporate Structure & Strategy Advice Corporate Transactions & Restructures Demand Assessments Developer Contributions Due Diligence Economic & Industry Development Strategy Economic Impact Assessment Financial Feasibility Assessment Financial Sustainability Reviews & Planning Governance & Implementation Planning Grant & Funding Submissions Infrastructure & Population Planning Lobbying & Advocacy Marketing & Branding Strategy Pricing & Revenue Strategies Program Review & Evaluation Regulatory & Legislative Reviews Service Reviews Social Impact Assessment Socio-Demographic & Population Projections For further information, contact one of our specialists below. Gavin O'Donovan ​ Graham Jarvis ​ Edward RC Financial Sustainability Strategies Client: Edward River Council State: NSW The objective of the Financial Sustainability Review was to facilitate sustainable long-term... Gunnedah Saleyards Business Case Client: Gunnedah Shire Council State: NSW AEC developed a business case to provide support for the renewal of the existing Gunnedah... Financial Sustainability Review & SRV Process Client: Dubbo Regional Council State: NSW The Dubbo Regional Council (Council) is a local government area located in the Central West... Snowy Monaro Regional Council - Financial Sustainability Review Client: Snowy Monaro Regional Council State: NSW AEC was engaged by Council to undertake an independent financial sustainability... Recent Projects

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