Economic Impact Assessment of Regional Sport Facility

Client: Somerset Regional Council

State: QLD


Somerset Regional Council (SRC) proposed to undertake several upgrades across four sporting facilities in the region, primarily to upgrade lighting and amenities at the fields. AEC provided a high-level overview of the economic benefits of the proposed upgrades to the sports facilities. The assessment included an overview of the need for the project and the socio-economic benefits the project will deliver in the region. The analysis was designed to support an application to the Australian Government for the project, specifically supporting the response to the required merit criteria. Input-Output modelling was used to assess the direct and flow-on contribution to business and employment from construction and post-construction activity (primarily related to attraction and retention of expenditure on sports in the region), supported by other analysis regarding potential health, productivity and travel cost benefits for sports participants.