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SC Lennon & Associates is a consulting practice with expertise in the preparation of economic development strategies, tourism strategies, investment attraction strategies, economic impact analyses, business cases, corporate plans, regional plans and more

SC Lennon & Associates works on a diversity of projects for a variety of government, non-government and private sector clients, including economic development and tourism strategies, regional plans, workforce plans, economic needs assessments, business cases and industry studies. More

Our team of consultants are experts in economic development, tourism, urban and regional planning, industry research, economic analysis, business case preparation, investment promotion, stakeholder consultation and engagement, strategy writing and communications. More

 

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Latest News

 

Macleay Valley Coast Destination Management Plan, 2019-2029

The Macleay Valley Coast Destination Management Plan, 2019-2029 has been prepared to complement Kempsey Shire Council’s economic development efforts as articulated in its new economic development and tourism strategy 'Horizon 2030'. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the Destination Management Plan provides a framework for action to guide Kempsey Shire Council and its partner organisations to help fulfill the vision for the region’s visitor economy. Click here to download the Destination Management Plan.

Horizon 2030: Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Horizon 2030: Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy is a blueprint for enhancing the vibrancy, diversity and sustainability of the Macleay Valley economy. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the strategy supports Kempsey Shire Council’s vision to create a vibrant lifestyle destination where business, industry and investment can prosper in harmony with the Macleay Valley’s natural environment. Click here to download the strategy.

Mackay's Vital Signs

The Mackay Community Foundation has released Mackay Vital Signs, a snapshot of Mackay’s vital statistics including Housing & Affordability, Health & Wellbeing, Income, Education & Employment and Community Identity & Connection. Prepared with the assistance of SC Lennon & Associates, the Mackay Vital Signs report is available for download here.

Macleay Valley Coast Destination Management Plan on Public Exhibition

Kempsey Shire Council has placed the draft Macleay Valley Coast Destination Management Plan 2019-2029 on public exhibition. The draft plan, prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available here.

Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy on Public Exhibition

Kempsey Shire Council has placed the draft report, Horizon 2030: Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy on public exhibition. The draft strategy, prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available here.

Goondiwindi Regional Council Corporate Plan 2019-2024

Goondiwindi Regional Council has released its new Corporate Plan 2019-2024. The Plan, which was prepared with the assistance of SC Lennon & Associates, is available for download here.

Leveraging the Enablers of a Vibrant Visitor Economy

Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins have co-authored an article for the April 2019 edition of Economic Development, the quarterly journal of Economic Development Australia. The article, on how to grow your region’s slice of Australia’s tourism pie by leveraging the enablers of a vibrant visitor economy, is available here.

$12.5 million Funding Commitment to ANSTO Innovation Precinct

 

The NSW Government has announced a $12.5 million commitment to invest in the ANSTO Innovation Precinct in Sydney's south. Expected to generate an estimated 5,000 extra jobs in a new world-class precinct for business, scientists and start-ups, support for the ANSTO Innovation Precinct was a key initiative of the Sutherland Shire Economic Strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. For more information on the announcement, click here.

Coober Pedy Economic Growth & Investment Strategy Released

 

Regional Development Australia Far North (RDAFN) and the District Council of Coober Pedy have released the Coober Pedy Economic Growth & Investment Strategy. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the strategy is available for download via http://www.rdafn.com.au/publications or click here.

Torres Strait Regional Authority Launches New Business Workshops

An Interim Review of the TSRA's Economic Development Programme products ans services, which was undertaken by SC Lennon & Associates, identified the need for a new workshop series to support business readiness in the Torres Strait Region. Information about the launch of the new 'You Sabe Business Workshops', is available via the TSRA's web site here.

 

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Torres Strait Regional Authority Showcases New Tourism Business Growth Package

 

The Torres Strait Regional Authority's Economic Development Programme launched the third phase of its Regional Economic Investment Strategy (REIS) at the 2018 Torres Strait Tourism Forum on Thursday Island from 17-18 October. Information about the Tourism Forum and the REIS Tourism Business Growth Package, which was prepared with the assistance of SC Lennon & Associates, is available here.

Preparing for Prosperity: Snowy Valleys Council Region Economic Development Strategy, 2018-2022

 

Snowy Valleys Council has released a new economic development strategy. Titled Preparing for Prosperity, the strategy delivers a blueprint for enhancing the vibrancy, diversity and sustainability of the Snowy Valley Council region’s economy and its influence on the liveability of the local government area. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the strategy is available for download here.

Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Region Economic Development Strategy, 2018-2022: A Roadmap for Regional Prosperity

The Greater Whitsunday Alliance has released a new economic development strategy for the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Region. A roadmap for regional prosperity, the strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available for download here.

New Tourism Co-ordinator for the Torres Strait Region

The Torres Strait will be further developed as a tourism destination through the appointment of a dedicated coordinator for the region at Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ). The position will be funded by the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) through the implementation of its Regional Economic Investment Strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. To read the TSRA's announcement, click here. To download the Torres Strait Regional Economic Investment Strategy, click here.

Goondiwindi Region Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023

Goondiwindi Regional Council has released Goondiwindi Region: A Blueprint for Prosperity - Economic Development Strategy, 2018-2023. The strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available for download here.

Lake Macquarie Economic Study Released

Lake Macquarie City Council has released the Lake Macquarie Economic Study. The study, which informs Council's new long-term plan Lake Mac 2050, was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. Its focus is on providing policy direction to achieve economic development in line with the City's vision for a thriving economy. To download the Lake Macquarie Economic Study click here

Arts & Culture, the Creative Industries and Economic Development

Sasha Lennon has written an article for the August 2018 edition of Local Government Focus on policy approaches to the role of arts & culture and the creative industries as contributors to economic prosperity. To read the article click here

Taking A Bigger Picture Approach to Evaluating Road Projects in Regional and Remote Australia

Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins have written for Economic Development Australia on assessing the wider economic benefits of major infrastructure projects to better inform the preparation of business cases. The article appears on page 14 of the 2018 Winter Edition of the EDA's Quarterly Journal. To read the article click here.

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