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2018

 

Whitsunday Regional Council Business Start-up Program Launched

Whitsunday Regional Council has launched its new business start-up program to support small business growth opportunities across the whole Whitsunday Region. The program initiative stems from the Whitsunday Regional Council Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. For more information about the small business support program click here.

Bold Ambitions 2038: Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy

Toowoomba Regional Council has released its new economic development strategy. Titled Bold Ambitions 2038, the economic development strategy was prepared with the assistance of SC Lennon & Associates. Click here to download the report.

A New Paradigm Needed for Our Growing Cities and Regions

Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins have written for LG Focus on the need to re-think the current approach to planning for the growth of Australia's cities and regions. To read the article click here.

Goondiwindi Region Economic Development Strategy Consultation

Goondiwindi Regional Council has taken the first steps to better articulate and promote its role in helping to support business and industry to grow the regional economy, with consultants SC Lennon and Associates appointed to prepare a new Economic Development Strategy. For more information click here.​

Gympie Region Economic Development Strategy Consultation

Gympie Regional Council has commissioned SC Lennon & Associates to prepare a five-year Economic Development Strategy for the region. The strategy will identify, assess and evaluate future opportunities and challenges for the Gympie region, and articulate the actions required to ensure sustainable and progressive growth is achieved. For more information click here.

Report Launch: Economic and Community Benefits of Sealing the Strzelecki Track

A report prepared by SC Lennon & Associates on the ‘Economic and Community Benefits of Sealing the Strzelecki Track’ has been launched in Quorn, South Australia by former Premier Rob Kerin. The report was released by Regional Development Australia Far North, the Outback Communities Authority and the Flinders Ranges Council. A news report on the launch is available here and the official media release here. The economic and community benefits report is available for download here.

Parks Victoria Releases Point Nepean Masterplan

Parks Victoria has released the Point Nepean Masterplan. The new plan provides a framework for enhancing the natural setting of Point Nepean Park, conserving park values and providing new and enhanced visitor experiences. Appointed as the project team's business and economic planning consultants, SC Lennon & Associates prepared visitation forecasts for various masterplan scenarios to assist with the evaluation of options and preparation of an implementation strategy. The masterplan is available for download here.

2017

 

OCA Releases Region-building Strategy, 'oneOutback' Prospectus

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has launched its region-building strategy, the oneOutback Prospectus. The solutions-focussed strategic document, which identifies prioritised investment opportunities for Outback South Australia, was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. The OCA's media release and the oneOutback Prospectus can be viewed here

Torres Strait Arts & Creative Industries Business Forum

The Torres Strait Regional Authority's Economic Development Programme Team has held its first Arts and Creative Industries Business Forum on Thursday Island. The two-day forum, which was attended by arts practitioners, creatives, industry experts and government agencies, was facilitated by Director of SC Lennon & Associates, Sasha Lennon. For more information, read the TSRA's media release here.

Local Government Focus: Sasha Lennon writes about knowledge-intensive economic development

Director of SC Lennon & Associates Sasha Lennon has written an article for the November 2017 edition of LG Focus. The article, which looks at the role of local government in supporting knowledge-based industries, is available for download here.

Horizon 2021: City of Launceston Economic Development Strategy Released

The City of Launceston has released Horizon 2021: City of Launceston Economic Development Strategy. The new strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates and HillPDA, is available for download here.

'Historic' Whitsunday Region Economic Development Strategy Released

Whitsunday Regional Council has released the Whitsunday Regional Council Economic Development Strategy, 2017-2021. Described by the Council's Mayor as an 'historic' day for the region, the newly-launched strategy, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available for download here.

 

Balonne Shire Council Economic Development Plan, 2018-2022

 

Balonne Shire Council has published its new 'blueprint for prosperity', the Balonne Shire Council Economic Development Plan, 2018-2022. The Plan, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available for download here. Balonne Shire Council's media release on the new strategy can be viewed here.

In Pursuit of Prosperity: Sasha Lennon writes about economic development for LG Focus

Director of SC Lennon & Associates Sasha Lennon has written an article for the August 2017 edition of LG Focus. Titled "In Pursuit of Prosperity: Local Government and Economic Development" Sasha's article discusses the core economic development functions of local government. Click here to read the article.

 

Torres Strait Arts & Creative Industries Business Growth Package Launched

 

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has launched the second phase of its Regional Economic Investment Strategy (REIS) with the roll-out of the REIS Arts & Creative Industries Business Growth Package. SC Lennon & Associates played a key role in the design and development of the Business Growth Package. For more information, read the TSRA's media release here.

Longreach Regional Council Corporate Plan, 2017-2027 Released

Longreach Regional Council has released its new Corporate Plan. The Longreach Regional Council Corporate Plan 2017-2027, which was prepared by SC Lennon and Associates, is available for download here.

Roxby Downs Region Economic Growth & Investment Strategy Released

Roxby Council has released the Roxby Downs Region Economic Growth & Investment Strategy. The strategy was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates on behalf of Roxby Council and RDA Far North South Australia. To download the report click here.

 

Flinders Ranges Economic Growth & Investment Strategy Released

The Flinders Ranges Council has released the Flinders Ranges Economic Growth & Investment Strategy. The strategy was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates on behalf of The Flinders Ranges Council and RDA Far North South Australia. To download the report click here.

2016

 

 

SC Lennon & Associates to prepare Longreach Regional Council's new Corporate Plan

Sasha Lennon recently visited the towns of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka to facilitate a series of community workshops designed to provide input to Longreach Regional Council’s new Corporate Plan. For more information, read Council's media release here.

SC Lennon & Associates appointed to prepare Whitsunday Region Economic Development Strategy

Whitsunday Regional Council has appointed SC Lennon & Associates to prepare the region's first ever economic development strategy. For more information, read Council's media release here.

​The Economy in Space: Sasha Lennon writes about planning and economic development for LG Focus

Director of SC Lennon & Associates Sasha Lennon has written an article for LG Focus in its November 2016 feature on Economic Development. Titled "The Economy in Space" Sasha's article discusses the role of Councils in facilitating good planning for positive economic development outcomes. Click here to read the article.

Outback South Australia Economic Growth and Investment Strategy Released

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and Regional Development Australia Far North (RDAFN) have announced the release of the Economic Growth and Investment Strategy for the unincorporated areas of outback South Australia. The Strategy was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. To read the joint media release, click here. To view the report, click here.

City of Boroondara Releases Economic Development & Tourism Strategy 2016-2021

 

Following community feedback throughout July, the City of Boroondara has endorsed a five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy for 2016 to 2021. The strategy was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates in partnership with HillPDA. To view the report, click here.

Outback Prosperity 2021: Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy Released

 

Longreach Regional Council has released "Outback Prosperity 2021: Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy". The Strategy has been prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. To view the report, click here.

 

Torres Strait Regional Economic Investment Strategy Adopted by the TSRA

 

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has commenced implementation of the Torres Strait Regional Economic Investment Strategy. The strategy was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, working closely with the TSRA's  Economic Development Programme Team. For more information click here. To download the strategy click here.

 

Boroondara Economic Development & Tourism Strategy Available for Public Comment

 

City of Boroondara Council has placed the Draft Economic Development & Tourism Strategy 2016-2021 on public exhibition. The Strategy has been prepared by SC Lennon & Associates and HillPDA. For more information and to download the Draft Strategy click here.

 

Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy Available for Public Comment

 

Longreach Regional Council has placed the Draft Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy on public exhibition. The Strategy has been prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. To view the draft, click here.

 

City of Boroondara Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

 

SC Lennon & Associates and HillPDA have been commissioned to prepare the City of Boroondara Economic Development and Tourism Strategy. The City of Boroondara is asking members of the community to help shape Boroondara's 'economic blueprint'. For more information click here.

SC Lennon & Associates to facilitate Economic Development Strategy Workshop in Longreach

 

SC Lennon & Associates will run a workshop in Longreach on 16th March 2016. The workshop findings will help inform the preparation of the Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy. For information about the workshop and the strategy, download Longreach Regional Council's media release here.

 

SC Lennon & Associates commissioned to prepare Longreach Economic Development Strategy

 

SC Lennon & Associates has been commissioned by Longreach Regional Council in Central-West Queensland to prepare the Longreach Region Economic Development Strategy. For information about the strategy, download Longreach Regional Council's media release here.

 

 

2015

Sasha Lennon writes for LG Focus on the Role of Councils in Promoting Economic Development

 

In my travels throughout Australia'’s cities, regions and more remote communities, it’s clear to me that local government, whether large or small, makes an important contribution to economic development. This is because of the ubiquitous engagement councils have with the communities they serve. Click here to read on.

SC Lennon & Associates assists new 'Creative Albany' Survey Publication

 

SC Lennon & Associates has been formally acknowledged for providing assistance and advice to Creative Albany Inc. in publishing "Create Southern Great Southern 2015". The report, which documents the findings of a survey of the creative workforce in Western Australia's Great Southern Region is available for download here.

 

Investment Promotion in South Africa

 

Sasha Lennon and John Hanna of London-based consultancy GDP Global have co-authored an article which has been published in "Emnothweni", the magazine of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The article, on investment attraction and economic development, is available for download here.

 

EDA Journal Article: A New Vehicle Needed for Melbourne's Economic Development

 

Roger Gibbins and Sasha Lennon have co-authored an article on the importance of investment in transport infrastructure to Melbourne's sustainable economic development. The article appears in Volume 8, Issue 3 (2015) of the online journal of Economic Development Australia. The article can be downloaded here.

 

NEDC Presentation: Planning for the Skills of Tomorrow: the Case of Brunei Darussalam

 

With Matthew Nichol of Remplan, Roger Gibbins delivered a presentation to the 2015 National Economic Development Conference, which was held in Queensland's Moreton Bay Region. The conference presentation, on workforce planning and economic development in Brunei, can be downloaded here. Information about the workforce analysis, planning and forecasting services offered by SC Lennon & Associates and Remplan is available here.

 

EDA Journal Article: Workforce Planning and Economic Development

 

Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins have co-authored an article on the role of workforce planning in economic development. The article appears in Volume 8, Issue 2 (2015) of the online journal of Economic Development Australia. The article can be downloaded here.

 

Brochure and Latest Project Updates

 

SC Lennon & Associates has recently completed a number of key projects both in Australia and overseas. A summary of our project experience can be viewed here. If you'd like a copy of our latest brochure, it is available for download here.

 

EDA Journal Article: Determinants of Investment Attraction

 

Sasha Lennon has co-authored an article with John Hanna of London-based consultancy GDP Global on the determinants of investment attraction. The article appears in Volume 8, Issue 1 (2015) of the online journal of Economic Development Australia. The article can be downloaded here.

 

Great Southern Future Forum, Albany, Western Australia

 

Sasha Lennon was a speaker at the inaugural Great Southern Future Forum, which was held at the Albany Entertainment Centre in Western Australia. Sasha's presentation, on creative industries, is available for download here.

 

 

2014

 

EDA Journal Article: Big Plans for Brisbane's Sustainable Economic Development

 

Sasha Lennon's article on the role of good urban planning to support the sustainable development of our capital cities appears in Volume 7, Issue 4 (Summer 2014) of the online journal of Economic Development Australia. The article can be downloaded here

 

Invest in Brisbane

 

SC Lennon & Associates recently worked with Brisbane Marketing to research and prepare new content on industry sectors and business precincts for its 'Invest Brisbane' web site. The new content can be viewed here

 

Creative Industries Analysis: Chamber of Arts & Culture Western Australia

 

The Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is now available via the The Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia. Go to http://www.cacwa.org.au/resources/sector-papers-and-research-2/western-australia

 

Applying the NESTA Method for Measuring Creative Employment

 

Sasha Lennon co-authored a paper with Peter Higgs of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT on applying the NESTA Dynamic Mapping definition methodology to measure creative employment. The paper is available for download here

 

Bundaberg CBD Revitalisation Project

 

SC Lennon & Associates has been providing economic development input to a team led by Terrain Consultants, on the Bundaberg CBD Revitalisation Project. The latest update is available here 

 

Australia's Creative Employment

 

Sasha Lennon co-authored a paper with Peter Higgs of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT on Australia's creative employment. The paper, which shows the creative workforce represents more than 5% of Australia's total workforce, is available for download here

 

Local Government and Economic Development

 

Sasha Lennon's article on the role for local government in economic development appears in Volume 7, Issue 2 (Winter 2014) of the online journal of Economic Development Australia. The article can be downloaded here

 

 

2013

 

Creative Industries as a New Growth Cluster for Brunei

 

Sasha Lennon has co-authored a paper with Dr Sophiana Chua Abdullah on the subject of creative industries in Brunei. The article, which appears in Volume 4 of the CSPS Strategy and Policy Journal, has now been published. For more information contact the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies.

Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia 

 

SC Lennon & Associates and the Centre for Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation have prepared a report titled Creative Industries Statistical Analysis for Western Australia. The report, which breaks new ground in the way creative employment is measured, is available for download via the Department of Culture and the Arts web site here

 

Northern Rivers Regional Plan Launched

 

The Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016, officially launched on Friday 29th November, was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates. The Regional Plan (and the summary document) is available for download via the RDA-Northern Rivers website here

 

Brisbane Regional Profile Released

 

The Brisbane Regional Profile, which informs the Brisbane Regional Roadmap 2013-2016, has been released by RDA Brisbane. The Regional Profile was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates and is available for download via the RDA Brisbane website here.

 

National Economic Development Conference in Melbourne: Creative Industries

 

Sasha Lennon was a speaker at the National Economic Development Conference, held in Melbourne. His presentation, on Creative Industries, the Digital Economy and the Importance of Place for Economic Development is available here.

Enquiry into Local Economic Development in Victoria

 

Sasha Lennon was quoted in a July 2013 report on the findings of a Parliamentary enquiry into local economic development initiatives in Victoria. The report is available here.

 

Creative Industries Forum, Brunei

 

Sasha Lennon was a speaker and panel member at the Brunei Darussalam National Policy Forum on Creative Industries. Details here.