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REMPLAN Blog

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Clients in the Media using REMPLAN

Frankston City Council - St Kilda Football Club

St Kilda’s move to Frankston will give the Saints brand new state of the art facilities, but the benefits for the local community will be immense.

Frankston City Council’s own REMPLAN economic impact study has forecast over $42.5m p.a. of on-flow benefits to the local community once the Saints settle in Frankston.

While the oval will be predominantly used by the Saints it will also be available as a training venue for the Dandenong Stingrays and a game day venue for local junior competitions and local community groups.

Cheap Imports Hurting Aussie Producers
 

Weekly Times Now, July 30 2013

NATIONALS Senator Bridget McKenzie says Australia needs safeguards against the dumping of cheap imported fruit.

''Tomato and fruit processing plays a vital role in the Goulburn Valley economy and not just through direct employment.''

Economic analysis by REMPLAN shows that for every 100 jobs lost in the fruit manufacturing sector, up to a further 221 jobs could be lost in the Shepparton economy as a flow-on effect.
 
Skilled migration ‘too good to lose’ in south-west

 

The Standard, July 17, 2013
“The reality of the skilled migration program is that for a small investment it has brought about significant economic and flow-on benefits,” Mr Hoggan (Great South Coast Skilled Migration project manager) said.

“Looking at Moyne Shire alone, REMPLAN economic modelling data estimates that 30 skilled candidates generate annually $14.6 million in direct (productivity) output, and industry and consumption flow-on effects.

“While some skilled migration might occur without the program, it has been widely stated that many employers would endure a skill shortage within their business rather than attempt to fill a vacancy through skilled migration unassisted.” 

Mr Hoggan said the region’s total skilled migrant recruitment for the five years to June 30 was 78 in Warrnambool, 44 in Glenelg, 34 in Corangamite/Colac Otway, 33 in Southern Grampians and 30 in Moyne. 

Sutherland Shire - Tourism Awards


 
Tourism awards toast the best operators in Sutherland Shire. June 26, 2013

The best and brightest of Sutherland Shire’s $367 million tourism industry were feted tonight in the fifth annual Shire Tourism Awards.

 Sutherland Shire mayor Kent Johns said the awards highlighted the passion, enthusiasm and efforts of local businesses and individuals in growing tourism in the shire.

Recent data on the value of tourism obtained from independent research group REMPLAN for June 2013 paints a diverse, strong and vibrant industry.

‘‘According to the latest figures, the total value of tourism output for the shire is estimated at more than $367 million, an increase of $31 million since December 2012,’’ Cr Johns said.

Surf Coast Shire - Construction industry flexes muscles

 

Surf Coast Times, May 11 2013
The local construction industry is going from strength to strength with all the sales in stage two of the West Coast Business Park so far sold to construction related businesses.

According to economic modelling consultants REMPLAN, employment in the construction industry on the Surf Coast is now on par with the retail industry, with construction at 13.4 per cent and retail at 13.5 per cent of employment in the Surf Coast Shire. This accounts for 954 and 959 jobs respectively.
 
Northern Grampians Shire Council – Impacts of Floods

 
The Sawtell Times- News “Flood bill rises to $22 million”, May 4, 2012.
 
“REGION - The estimated cost of repairs to damage caused by the flood events between September (2011) and January (2012) has continued to increase.

Northern Grampians Shire Council's latest estimate is that overall, the known impact on the Northern Grampians Shire economy from the direct and indirect losses directly attributed to all of the flood and storm events in 2011, is calculated at $22.17 million.

 Municipal Recovery Manager for the shire, Greg Little, said the direct loss estimates from the floods for local businesses were considered to be around $260,000 and a further $11 million for primary producers.

 "Economic modelling tool 'REMPLAN' calculates that the economic impact to our shire of this is a total cost of $16.4 million. This is further compounded by the December event in which 19 businesses with losses of at least $161,500 has been identified and primary producer losses of $3.71 million - a 'REMPLAN' total cost calculation of $5,673,000." Mr Little said.
 
Wodonga City Council - Healthy climate for city traders

  

The Border Mail, March 19, 2012
WODONGA’S economy is growing fast, partly because big employers are spreading their profits by buying locally, a new council report says.
Businesses in Wodonga are said to have spent $1.55 billion in local purchases last year, up 10.22 per cent.
The Defence Department is one of the biggest purchasers of local goods and services, ranging from fuel and automotive parts to medical services and fitness equipment.
Confirmation of the city’s healthy economy comes from the latest economic data made available by analysts REMPLAN and released by Wodonga Council yesterday.
 
 

 For more information on opportunities for media exposure in your region, please contact REMPLAN on 1300 737 443.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Extending REMPLAN's Services to Business and Industry

Using REMPLAN to assist Business and Industry in your Region

REMPLAN is region specific and provides analytical resources featuring detailed economic and demographic data providing strategic insights into your region. Clients utilise REMPLAN as a modelling tool for interested organisations wanting to quantify their economic impacts and contribution of existing industry or a proposed development to their region.

By using REMPLAN, reports are quickly generated to quantify the economic contribution of their industry sector or business on the broader region regarding impact on Gross Regional Product, as well as the direct and indirect impacts on:

  • Output,
  • Employment,
  • Wages & Salaries,
  • Value added:
Below are some examples of Clients who have extended their REMPLAN offer to business and industry within their regions.

Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission
The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) extends its REMPLAN Economic modelling capabilities as ‘a free regional economic modelling service that can assist organisations and businesses with identifying and quantifying their broader economic contribution to the region. The REMPLAN economic modelling software will:
  • Indicate the economic 'flow on' effects of business activities.
  • Assist with information for project funding applications.
  • Show the growth potential of industry sectors.
  • Support infrastructure planning.
  • Provide a statistical profile of the region.
REMPLAN shows the potential regional ‘flow on’ or multiplier impact from direct investment or employment activity in the Goldfields-Esperance Region and for the Goldfields and Esperance sub-regions. This can be shown in tables, images and summary information for up to forty five industry sectors for the key economic indicators output, household income, employment and value added.”
 
 
 
Pilbara Development Commission offers REMPLAN service to Pilbara
The Pilbara Development Commission has released its first document utilising the REMPLAN economic impact modelling software and is offering its capabilities to interested organisations.
 
The PDC acquired a license to the REMPLAN software in October last year and will use the current document as a reference for future modelling of the economic situation in the Pilbara.
 
REMPLAN can be used to model the potential impact of projects on the regional economy, identify opportunities for economic development, provide quantifiable regional data for studies and grant applications.
 
Stephen Webster, CEO Pilbara Development Commission is pleased to offer this service to help organisations model their projects and proposals in the Pilbara’s unique economic environment.
 
‘REMPLAN is a highly versatile tool that can model some of the local economic implications of new projects from all industries, including mining and construction,’ Stephen Webster said.
 
‘The Commission is pleased to be able to offer this service and encourages any interested organisations to contact the PDC,’ he said.
 
 
Regional Development Australia - Mid North Coast
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Mid North Coast has the REMPLAN driven online Economic Profile, which they have marketed as the “Regional Data App” which provides economic and demographic data for the Mid North Coast region and respective local government areas online for public use.
 
RDA Mid North Coast has gone one step further with their online economic profile, and have provided the option to download the online economic profile “for your website to link the Regional Data App”
 
 
   
REMPLAN also provides "Online Economic Profiles"
The REMPLAN Online Economic Profiles provide an online interactive public access profile presenting a snapshot of your area to assist in promoting your economy and attracting investment.
The economic profile keeps it simple and presents an overview of workforce characteristics, industry contributions, the role of tourism and trends in the local economy. Data is displayed via graphs, tables and interactive maps together with easy to understand explanations and commentary for a general audience.  All maps, graphs, charts and text can be easily shared via social media and e-mail or exported as images, spreadsheets and PDFs.
Economy Profile websites incorporate your branding and are fully maintained by REMPLAN with data automatically updated following any new releases by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other agencies.
The economic profiles are accessible from any computer in any location, and can be used to inform potential investors, prospective new residents, researchers, students and media organisations. Clients who subscribe to REMPLAN Economy Profile have the option of full access to REMPLAN Economy for more detailed area-specific economic data and economic impact modelling capabilities.

REMPLAN Economy Profile is an ideal marketing tool for your area, providing:
  • An interactive publically accessible economic profile
  • Engaging economic data, dynamic thematic mapping, time series analysis, building statistics and economic indicators
  • Automatic updates following releases from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other government agencies
  • Ease of implementation – the team at REMPLAN manage the entire process of sourcing and collating economic data for your area, design of your profile (consistent with your corporate style guides) and liaising with your IT people to create links to the profile from your website.

The online profiles 'keep it simple' by providing valuable insights into the local economy without overloading viewers with too much detail. This approach maximises the utility of REMPLAN as a publically accessible resource. Should a business or potential investor require additional information then your team has the option to access to the full suite of the REMPLAN economic modelling and analysis system behind the scenes.

 
 
For more information on how you can provide opportunities for businesses and industry in your region, please contact REMPLAN on 1300 737 443.
 

Another Successful Funding Application Using REMPLAN - Yarra Valley Regional Tourist and Rail Link


REMPLAN prepared a report in response to a request from Yarra Ranges Shire Council to assess the likely economic benefits of The Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project.  Currently the Yarra Valley Railway is running from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. The Council is seeking the funding to extend the tracks to connect two popular tourist towns of Yarra Glen and Healesville.  
This report details the unique economic structure of the Yarra Ranges economy in terms of employment, output, wages and salaries and value-added.  The role tourism in contributing to the local economy is a key focus.  A quantitative assessment of the direct and indirect economic impacts of the Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project is also presented.

Executive Summary (Excerpt)

The Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project will create a link between Yarra Glen and Healesville and various tourism experiences that already exist in the Yarra Ranges region.

This will provide improved opportunities for local businesses to collaborate in creating “packages” of experiences that will significantly grow the Yarra Valley’s attractiveness as a tourism destination and add value to the experiences already on offer including wineries, events, food, recreation and nature based activities.
The Project will enable a significant increase in the number of people who can experience the Yarra Valley Rail and other tourism related experiences in the Yarra Valley.  It is anticipated that, once the Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project is completed and the services are fully operational the number of passengers can grow from some 20,000 to 200,000 per year.

The greater linkages with existing tourism experiences will also attract many of these visitors to stay overnight in the Yarra Valley and use the Yarra Valley as a platform to access more experiences in the region and beyond.  The increase in overall, and overnight, visitation will result in an increase in the goods and services purchased from businesses in the Yarra Range region, and beyond, in areas such as accommodation, retail, food and transport.
The increase in overall, and overnight, visitation will generate a significant increase in employment within the Yarra Ranges region.

The construction of the various elements of the project will create some 10 construction related jobs. The wages and income associated with this construction employment and the expenditure of local goods and services will generate a further 15 jobs and will grow the size of the local economy by more than 19 million dollars on an annual basis during this time.
When Yarra Valley Rail is operating at full capacity the increased visitation is forecast to generate more than 170 additional jobs.  These jobs will be spread across a range of businesses in sectors such as food and accommodation, retail, health and wellbeing and transport.  The wages and income generated by this increased employment will also enable increased expenditure on goods and services from businesses throughout the Yarra Ranges region.  In all, this increase in employment will grow the size of the local economy by more than 35 million dollars on an annual basis.



This project was successful in receiving $3,560,000 in funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund – Round Four.

 

More examples of using REMPLAN to successfully obtain funding can be found in our “Using REMPLAN for Funding Applications” blog...
 
For further information on how REMPLAN can assist with Funding Applications, please contact the team on 1300 737 443
 
 

Monday, 5 August 2013

Using REMPLAN for Economic Modelling, Impact Analysis and Cost / Benefit Assessments


Using REMPLAN for Economic Modelling, Impact Assessments and Cost/Benefit Assessments
REMPLAN is region specific and provides analytical resources featuring detailed economic and demographic data providing strategic insights into your region.

REMPLAN Economy is used by Councils and Economic Development agencies for submissions, reports and assessment of developments and initiatives which require an “Economic Assessment”. The following provides some examples of how our Clients are using REMPLAN to assist in the assessment of a potential development, existing precinct or the contribution of an industry sector (eg, Tourism, Health).

By using REMPLAN, reports are quickly generated reporting on impacts on Gross Regional Product, as well as the direct and indirect impacts on:
  • Output,
  • Employment,
  • Wages & Salaries,
  • Value added
Reporting can be conducted for the construction and operational phases when assessing proposed developments, community facilities and infrastructure, for example.

Below are some links to publically accessible documents, that have either been developed by REMPLAN for our clients and linked to their webpages, or reports that have been generated with input from REMPLAN Economy.

ECONOMIC MODELLING
RDA Mid North Coast:  Health Sector Economic Indicators Report
The report was produced by RDA Mid North Coast, “in response to a request from the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The Health Care and Social Assistance sector is now the largest employing sector in Australia and in the Mid North Coast region. The sector also makes significant contributions to the Gross Regional Product of the Mid North Coast – currently representing 11% of the regions GRP.

The report is intended to provide an update on the key economic and employment measures of the Health Care and Social Assistance sector operating in the Mid North Coast Local Health District area. Additional economic modelling is also included to increase the understanding of the economic benefits – both direct and indirect – to the region from the large workforce employed by the Local Health District.
Economic analysis in this report was undertaken using REMPLAN (Regional Economic Modelling and Analysis System) and applies REMPLAN economic data for the defined region which includes data sourced from the ABS 2006 and 2011 Census, National Input-Output Tables and ABS Gross State Product (June 2010;2011;2012).”


ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

AFL Victoria: Economic Impact of Australian Football
This report was produced by AFL Victoria and presented at the 2013 Victoria Local Government Forum. The presentation highlighted the following conclusions regarding the Economic Impact of Australian Football.

  • Sport and Recreation is a genuine, rapidly growing and longterm contributor to local economies with annual job growth of 3.6% (almost as high as Victoria’s biggest and fastest growing employing industry: Health and Social Services).
  • Australian Football is among the largest Sport and Recreation sectors in Victoria (after only horse racing).
  • Attracting Australian football events can be an important part of local tourism.
  • In every Victorian municipality, Australian football is a medium to large business activity, often as large as some of the Cities/Shires key manufacturing, agricultural or service businesses.
  • The overall economic contribution is greatest in metropolitan and major provincial cities, but the relative importance is often higher in urban and rural regions.
 

Tourism Economic Impact Analysis – Surf Coast Shire
Surf Coast Shire is part of the broader Great Ocean Road that spans over 200 km from the City of Greater Geelong in the East through to Glenelg Shire in the West which meets the border with South Australia. The Great Ocean Road region supports an estimated 126,404 jobs, of which 5,938 jobs are in the Surf Coast Shire. The report detailed the unique structure of tourism for the Surf Coast Shire. and examined the contribution made to the Surf Coast Shire by the various industry sectors that comprise the tourism industry,  highlighting the importance of the tourism industry to the Surf Coast Shire. A key objective of this study has been to estimate the proportion of tourism related  jobs that are supported by the demand for goods and services by visitors to the municipality, as opposed to demand by local residents.

Flinders Island Tourism Region, Economic Impact Analysis
REMPLAN prepared an Economic Impact Assessment in response to a request from Department of Development, Tourism and the Arts to assess the economic benefits of tourism in Flinders Island, Tasmania. The report details the unique structure of tourism for Flinders Island in terms of employment, output, wages and salaries and value-added, and examines tourism’s contribution to the local economy relative to the other industry sectors. The supply chain linkages between tourism and the other industry sectors in the local economy were identified to determine for each dollar of output generated by tourism, how much intermediate goods and services will be sought in the local region. These local supply chains provided the basis for estimating the multiplying impact of tourism to the local economy.


Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (EGRP) Redevelopment - Goldfields Esperance Development Commission (GEDC)

GEDC has played a lead role in bringing together regional stakeholders to discuss and plan for the community and industry impacts that are expected to flow from the new prison development. The GEDC's regional economic impact modelling, REMPLAN, has shown that the final permanent employment of around 220 people (there are currently 70 people employed) offers significant economic flow on impacts for industries such as Retail, Accommodation and Food Services, Education and Training, Health Care and Social Services, Transport, Postal and Warehousing and many other sectors, which could gain an extra 69 positions and generate d demand for regional goods and services of up to $25m. GEDC REMPLAN has been accessed by the EGRP to assist with planning and implementing the expansion project.
 

Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases - City of Greater Geelong
An Economic Impact Assessment was conducted by REMPLAN in response to a request by Greater Geelong City Council with respect to the proposed Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases. The specific purpose of the report was to identify the potential direct and indirect economic impacts for the City of Greater Geelong regional economy from the construction of infrastructure associated with Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). The economic impacts are detailed in terms of:
  • Output / Revenue ($ M)
  • Employment (Jobs)
  • Value-added ($ M)
The analysis also assesses the operational benefits of GCEID for the local economy as well as the contributions the GCEID would make to safeguarding agribusiness across Australia.  
This project was successful in obtaining a $3,000,000 grant as part of the ‘Round Four - Regional Development Australia Fund’.
 
Yarra Valley Regional Tourist and Rail Link
REMPLAN prepared a report in response to a request from Yarra Ranges Shire Council to assess the likely economic benefits of The Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project.  Currently the Yarra Valley Railway is running from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. The Council is seeking the funding to extend the tracks to connect two popular tourist towns of Yarra Glen and Healesville.  

This report details the unique economic structure of the Yarra Ranges economy in terms of employment, output, wages and salaries and value-added.  The role tourism in contributing to the local economy is a key focus.  A quantitative assessment of the direct and indirect economic impacts of the Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project is also presented.
 
This project was successful in receiving $3,560,000 in funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund – Round Four.
 
More examples of using REMPLAN to successfully obtain funding can be found in our “Using REMPLAN for Funding Applications” blog
 
 
COST / BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS
City of Yarra, Benefit Cost Assessment of Yarra’s Night Time Economy
REMPLAN conducted a Cost / Benefit Assessment for Yarra City Council to assess Yarra’s “Night Time Economy” (NTE).  The Cost / benefit analysis in this report was undertaken using REMPLAN – economic modelling and planning system2. This study applies REMPLAN economic data for the defined regions of the City of Yarra Local Government Area (LGA) and disaggregates to destination zones within the municipality where the night time activities are located.

Please contact us to discuss REMPLAN economic modelling resources for your region:  1300 737 443 

Links to Economic Profiles and Industry Reports using REMPLAN


Links to Economic Profiles and Industry Reports using REMPLAN
One of the common questions that we get asked during presentations and by clients, is “how can I use REMPLAN to generate reports” for clients, Managers and the public.
The following reports can be generated using REMPLAN :
  • economic profiles
  • economic snapshots
  • industry profiles and reports
REMPLAN is region specific and provides analytical resources featuring detailed economic and demographic data providing strategic insights into your region. Below are some links to publically accessible documents, that have either been developed by REMPLAN for our clients and linked to their webpages, or reports that have been generated with input from the REMPLAN Economy packages.

ECONOMIC PROFILES
Port Macquarie- Hastings Economic Profile
Port Macquarie – Hastings Council, in conjunction with REMPLAN, has compiled a range of economic and population data which can be downloaded:
 

Toowoomba Regional Council
Toowoomba Regional Council commissioned REMPLAN to provide a consolidated report profiling the demographics, employment, industry, housing, tourism and economic trends specific to the region. 


ECONOMIC SNAPSHOTS
Regional Development Victoria – Economic Snapshots
The Economic Snapshots were produced to provide insights into key economic, demographic and industry characteristics, data and trends. The Economic Snapshots were an initiative of Regional Development Victoria (RDV), supported by the Loddon Mallee Regional Development Australia Committee, and prepared by REMPLAN.

Loddon Mallee North:
 
 
The reports for the 10 LGA’s that comprise the Loddon Mallee regions can be accessed through the RDV Loddon Mallee website. 

 
 
INDUSTRY REPORTS
RDA Mid North Coast:  Health Sector Economic Indicators Report
The report was produced by RDA Mid North Coast, “in response to a request from the Mid North Coast Local Health District". The report is intended to provide an update on the key economic and employment measures of the Health Care and Social Assistance sector operating in the Mid North Coast Local Health District area.

Additional economic modelling is also included to increase the understanding of the economic benefits – both direct and indirect – to the region from the large workforce employed by the Local Health District.


 
 
RDA Mid North Coast:  Key Regional Indicators for Mid North Coast Report
In the March 2012 Key Regional Indicators report, the broad economic activity of the region for the 2010/11 Financial Year was described.  In this paper, we take a closer look at the major industry sectors of the region and how they contribute in terms of jobs, Gross Regional Product and economic output.  These industries comprise of Manufacturing; Construction; Retail Trade; Health Care & Social Assistance; Education & Training; Tourism, and Financial & Insurance.

The industrial diversity and specialisation of our region is reported on and comparisons are made to other regions to better understand the industrial mix of our economy and the potential risks during a down turn in the economy.

 
 
 
For more information regarding economic profiles and industry reports , please contact the team at REMPLAN 1300 737 443.  
 


Friday, 2 August 2013

Using REMPLAN for Funding Applications

Using REMPLAN for applications for funding

We often get asked “has REMPLAN been used to successfully obtain funding?” REMPLAN Economy is used by Councils and Economic Development agencies for submissions, reports and assessment of developments and initiatives requiring a “Funding Application”. This blog provides some insights as to how REMPLAN can be applied to assist your organisation with potential funding applications.

By using REMPLAN, reports are quickly generated regarding the impact on Gross Regional Product(GRP), as well as the direct and indirect impacts on:
  • Output,
  • Employment,
  • Wages & Salaries,
  • Value added
When using the REMPLAN Impact module, reporting can be conducted for the construction and operational phases of proposed developments.

Below are some links to publically accessible documents, as well as examples of how REMPLAN is used:
  • As part of a Government funding application,
  • For the assessment of Council funded grants as well as
  • For internal funding.
Using REMPLAN for funding applications

Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) and New Energy - Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project
REMPLAN Assisted New Energy in Analysing the proposed Waste to Energy Project.  “The Commission has prepared a report on behalf of New Energy to model the impact of their proposed $180 million waste to energy project in Port Hedland using its REMPLAN license.

With REMPLAN, the Commission was able to provide a description of the plant, its potential impact on the Pilbara economy, the employment it could bring to the area and the value added. It has been valuable to New Energy as they are currently submitting a Public Environmental Review to the EPA and the document gave them an idea of the economic implications of a project of this scale. Should this project go ahead it will be an Australian first and an illustration of one of the many ways the economy of the Pilbara can be diversified and continue to develop sustainable communities.” PDC Newsletter, March-April 2012

 
New Energy announced on 22 May 2013, that WA Environment Minister Albert Jacobs approved its Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project. The Port Hedland Waste to Energy Project is an Australian first, and will convert approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste, which would otherwise have gone to landfill, into a clean and renewable energy source.

 

A copy of the report can be accessed at:


Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, City of Greater Geelong
An Economic Impact Assessment was conducted by REMPLAN in response to a request by Greater Geelong City Council with respect to the proposed Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases. The specific purpose of the report was to identify the potential direct and indirect economic impacts for the City of Greater Geelong regional economy from the construction of infrastructure associated with Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID). The economic impacts are detailed in terms of:
  • Output / Revenue ($ M)
  • Employment (Jobs)
  • Value-added ($ M)
The analysis also assessed the operational benefits of GCEID for the local economy as well as the contributions the GCEID would make to safeguarding agribusiness across Australia.  

 
 
This project was successful in obtaining a $3,000,000 grant as part of the ‘Round Four - Regional Development Australia Fund’.




Yarra Valley Regional Tourist and Rail Link
This report was prepared in response to a request from Yarra Ranges Shire Council to assess the likely economic benefits of The Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project.  Currently the Yarra Valley Railway is running from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. The Council was seeking funding to extend the tracks to connect two popular tourist towns of Yarra Glen and Healesville.  
 
The Economic Impact Report details the unique economic structure of the Yarra Ranges economy in terms of employment, output, wages and salaries and value-added.  The role tourism in contributing to the local economy is a key focus.  A quantitative assessment of the direct and indirect economic impacts of the Yarra Valley Regional Tourist Precinct and Rail Link Project is also presented.

This project was successful in receiving $3,560,000 in funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund – Round Four.


Youth and Community Centre in Fairfield – Providing Holistic and Integrated Services to Regional Youth - Fairfield City Council

This project will expand Fairfield's services to young people by constructing a new facility within Fairfield Park's recreational hub. The new 3,000 square metre Youth and Community Centre building will include program spaces for education, training, social skills development, and arts and cultural activities. It will directly address the needs of, and gaps in, services to the region's young people. The Centre will contain two program rooms, a large hall, a community office space, reception, kitchenette and small kiosk. It will also feature Wi-Fi access, new computers and work stations, landscaping, outdoor furniture, bicycle and car parking, and paths to other recreational areas within the precinct.

Fairfield City Council provided economic data from REMPLAN Economy to quantify construction employment, additional regional output, as well as increased wages and salaries and value-added to the region.
The project received $7,348,289 million as part of the Regional Development Australia Fund – Round Four.

 
Using REMPLAN to assess different funding applications
Indigo Shire Festivals & Events Sponsorship Program 2013/2014
The program is open to all tourism-focussed festivals and events in Indigo Shire, with priority for support given to festivals and events that have regional tourism significance and economic benefit. The Indigo Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee (IEDTAC) will consider applications and provide a recommendation to Indigo Shire Council on how to distribute the Festivals & Events Sponsorship fund.

One of the conditions of receiving funding in the past three years has been a commitment to survey patrons at the event. If you received funding in the last round, we will be providing a REMPLAN economic impact report to the Committee to consider with your application this year. If you have not yet provided the survey responses requested to complete this report, please do so immediately or detail in your application why you have not met this condition of funding.



REMPLAN is also applied for internal funding purposes.

RDA Hume - REMPLAN access for councils
Economic development staff at regional councils are already very excited about Hume RDA purchasing a one year licence to REMPLAN which they can access.

REMPLAN provides detailed demographic data for the 1991 to 2011 Census years, economic data and maps for up to 111 industry sectors, as well as population and employment forecasts.

Joseph Tobacco from Mitchell Shire Council is pleased to have access to the data.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have access to REMPLAN again. This will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the value to councillors for next year’s budget process”.




 Please contact us to discuss REMPLAN economic data and funding attraction resources for your region:  1300 737 443  
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