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  • Gosford Regional Library Business Plan and Financial Model

    Client: Central Coast Council State: NSW AEC was engaged by Central Coast Council to develop a five-year Business Plan for the proposed new four-storey Gosford Regional Library (GRL), including operational model, budget, staffing and sources of revenue. In particular, the Business Plan was developed to articulate the operating model including: Operating hours that met community needs for different spaces within the building. Exploring possible solutions to integrate traditional library operations with other co-located functions within the building. Exploring technology options that were capable of being integrated o best meet the needs of different users. Estimating the expected growth in income from the Library and Innovation space operations. Examining national and international contemporary and best practice library models' that could be incorporated into GRL operations. The five-year budget for the GRL included: The ongoing cost to Council to run a state-of-the-art Regional Library. Projected income generate from meeting rooms. function spaces, recording studio, workspaces, and marker/creator spaces. Proposed fees and charges for hired spaces. Determining the level and skill mix of the staffing levels required for the GRL. The major focus for the GRL was to provide the community with a customer-focused service with positive social and community benefits, and to explore the potential for additional sources of revenue. The Business Plan articulated: Options to maximise the current and future needs of the community within the operations of the GRL. Possible models for meeting spaces, ensuring the balance between community needs and capitalising on market opportunities. Other feasible and appropriate options. Source: AEC

  • Ku-ring-gai Retail and Commercial Centres Strategy

    Client: Ku-ring-gai Council State: NSW AEC Group was commissioned by Ku-ring-gai Council (Council) to carry out a Retail and Commercial Centres Strategy (‘the Strategy’) to assist with place-based future planning for the centres. AEC partnered with LocationIQ and SJB Planning to provide Council with a comprehensive analysis to allow for informed decision-making regarding future land use. The objective of the Retail and Commercial Centres Strategy was to give Council, the community and development industry direction in terms of the future planning of centres in Ku-ring-gai and to provide for sustainable retail and commercial centres that meet the community’s needs. The following works were undertaken to inform the Strategy: Analysis of the existing retail and commercial centres, including a floorspace audit of the local and neighbourhood centres in the LGA, and competitive analysis and assessment of the provision of surrounding retail facilities and commercial precincts, and the impact of these centres to Ku-ring-gai. Analysis of the macro-economic trends influencing the future of retail and commercial lands, and land use patterns alongside population changes and growth. Property market assessment to ascertain respective performance and role of the retail and commercial land (built form, offer/amenity, and market pricing/dynamics) to understand market desirability and aggregated patterns of supply and demand. Assessment of population growth and projection of future employment growth to ascertain future retail and commercial floorspace demand under baseline and alternate scenarios. The findings informed the principles and recommendations for Council’s planning framework to facilitate and accommodate population growth and retail and commercial floorspace demand. The Strategy investigated opportunities for growth within the centres, as well as defining the role and function of each centre. A centres hierarchy was also developed to identify the type and extent of future floor space required for retail and commercial uses, and optimum locations for the additional floorspace. Source: AEC

  • Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct – Economic Land Use Assessment

    Client: Landcom State: NSW AEC was engaged by Landcom to carry out an Economic Assessment of the Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct. The Study was part of a larger, overall State Significant Precinct Study, which took a whole-of-precinct approach to consider suitable land uses, development typologies and amendments to planning controls necessary to support a transit-oriented development at Cherrybrook. AEC undertook property market research, analysis of market activity and development pipeline as well as an assessment of retail and commercial demand to inform planning for the developable government land and wider Precinct. In particular, key components of work included: Analysis of the market demand for the commercial/retail components (by category and size) of the proposal based on trade area of the proposed local centre and also the impacts on the existing nearby shopping centres. Consideration of opportunities and challenges, potential success and risk factors and consequent implications for development take-up and delivery. Quantification the economic benefits associated with the selected land uses which could eventuate from the Proposal, including employment generation, construction multiplier impacts, etc. Assessment of the net economic impact of the proposal, including the wider economic benefits in relation to employment, commercial and retail impacts. The findings from the Study provided Landcom with evidence-based insights to make an informed assessment on the impacts of the planning proposal for a new town centre on the lands immediately surrounding the station. Source: DPIE

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  • Projects | AEC 2021

    Gosford Regional Library Business Plan and Financial Model Ku-ring-gai Retail and Commercial Centres Strategy Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct – Economic Land Use Assessment Byles Creek Corridor Planning Study – Economic Viability Assessment Waterloo Estate Redevelopment – Development Strategy and Feasibility Advice: Stages 1 – 3 Ivanhoe Estate - Value Uplift Analysis Bundall Corporate Centre – Development Feasibility Scenario Testing Horsley Drive, Fairfield - Feasibility Analysis Grant Writing Webinar Series Fraser Coast Marine Experience Centre Feasibility Study Ballarat Airport Options Analysis Audit of the School Leavers Information Service (SLIS) Land Assessments and Property Market Analysis Bankstown Central - Value Uplift Analysis Melbourne Cruise Passenger Research Superyacht Charter Drivers of Secondary School Selection Customer Research Water Smart Townsville TV and digital video production update 20/21 My Fortress Vanishing Advisors: Successful digital lead generation campaign Build and protect your future with My Fortress Waste Budget Modelling 2020/21 Comparative Assessment of Rating Practices for Resources & Renewable Energy Projects

  • AEC Group | ECONOMICS | FINANCE | MARKET RESEARCH | Australia

    ONE TEAM, MANY EXPERTS Backed by three decades of consulting experience. OUR TEAM AEC, powered by data, fuelled by insight… …our purpose is to provide evidence-based solutions, insight and advice that sustainably shape the future of our communities, cities, and regions. SECTORS A tailored team... Driven by outcomes, we judge our success by the successes of our team and clients. Our approach is to understand your objectives and build a team tailored with the expertise and skills you need to achieve your desired results. OUR TEAM DataAU DataAU is a national data visualisation and insight platform developed by AEC by leveraging AEC’s three-decade history of data management, analysis, and interpretation. LEARN MORE AEC InSIGHT Stay up to date with our latest insights and industry news. TESTIMONIAL "AEC did an excellent job, with a challenging brief. Really impressed with the thorough and incisive inputs. ​ SJB Urban Gosford Regional Library Business Plan and Financial Model Ku-ring-gai Retail and Commercial Centres Strategy 1/91 ONE TEAM, MANY EXPERTS Backed by three decades of consulting experience. Recent Projects Gosford Regional Library Business Plan and Financial Model Client: Central Coast Council State: NSW AEC was engaged by Central Coast Council to develop a five-year Business Plan for the proposed... Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct – Economic Land Use Assessment Client: Landcom State: NSW AEC was engaged by Landcom to carry out an Economic Assessment of the Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct.... Ivanhoe Estate - Value Uplift Analysis Client: City of Ryde State: NSW The Consortium appointed to develop the Ivanhoe Estate were seeking approval for a concept plan which... Waste Management Reforms RIS Council & Community Impact Assessment Client: LGAQ State: QLD The Queensland Department of Environment and Science released a consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)...

  • Development, Planning & Investment Attra | AEC Group

    Development, Planning & Investment Attraction Understanding where a community, business, precinct, or industry is going is critical for successful investment attraction and development programs. Our Development Planning 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 Development, Planning & 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. Jonathan Pavetto jonathan.pavetto@aecgroupltd.com Fred Ibrahim fred.ibrahim@aecgroupltd.com Sara Hanna sara.hanna@aecgroupltd.com Graham Jarvis graham.jarvis@aecgroupltd.com Economic Analysis for Grant Submissions Client: Bundaberg Regional Council State: QLD AEC were engaged to develop economic analysis to support funding submissions for four... Borroloola Economic Study Client: McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust State: NT AEC was engaged by Plan C, on behalf of the McArthur River Mine Community... Toowoomba Hall Options Demand Client: Savills Australia State: QLD AEC was engaged by Savills Australia to examine a range of potential uses of the Toowoomba... Invest Capricorn Coast Region Business and Investment Attraction Plan Phase 1 Client: Livingstone Shire Council State: QLD AEC was engaged by Livingstone Shire Council for collaboration with the Economy and Places... Recent Projects

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