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2022

Sasha Lennon Writes for Economic Development Australia

Director of SC Lennon & Associates Sasha Lennon contributed an article for the April 2022 edition of the journal of Economic Development Australia (EDA). Sasha's article, on the the Torres Strait Region Business Growth Package and its impact on the region's cultural arts and creative industries, is available here.

Open for Economic Opportunities: Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2022-2026

Gunnedah Shire Council has a new roadmap for economic development for the next five years. Prepared in partnership with local businesses and the community, the Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy 2022-26 provides Gunnedah Shire Council with strategic direction for economic development, promotion and facilitation. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the strategy is available here.

2021

Growing the Gladstone Region: Gladstone Region Economic Development Strategy 2021-2025

Gladstone Regional Council has released its new Economic Development Strategy. The Strategy Report and Recommendations, which is titled "Growing the Gladstone Region", was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates and is available here.

Evolve Griffith 2021-2025: An Economic Development Strategy for Promoting Prosperity

Following community consultation, Griffith City Council has released Evolve Griffith 2021-2025: An Economic Development Strategy for Promoting Prosperity. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the strategy is available for download here.

Gunnedah Shire's Draft Economic Development Strategy is on Public Exhibition

SC Lennon & Associates has been working with Gunnedah Shire Council on the preparation of its new Economic Development Strategy. The Draft Strategy, which provides a roadmap for prosperity, is available here.

Somerset Regional Council Corporate Plan 2021-2026

Somerset Regional Council has released is new Corporate Plan. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the Somerset Regional Council Corporate Plan 2021-2026 is available for download here.

The Core Economic Development Activities of Councils

Sasha Lennon has authored an article for the Autumn 2021 edition of Economic Development Australia's quarterly journal. Sasha's article describes economic development activity as a pathway to community wellbeing and prosperity under four broad categories. Click here to access the journal.

The Economic Benefits of Going Plastic Free: The Noosa Experience

In an article co-authored by Sasha Lennon, Roger Gibbins and Toby Hutcheon, which originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of Economic Development Australia's online journal, the economic benefits of the Plastic Free Places program are explained, using Noosa as a case study. Click here the read the article.

Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy Survey

Gunnedah Shire Council is planning for the economic future of Gunnedah Shire, having commissioned SC Lennon & Associates to prepare its new economic development strategy. As part of the strategy development process, Council is seeking input from the community via an online survey. For more information, click here.

Prosperous By Nature: Economic Development Strategy for The District of Yankalilla 2020-2025

The District Council of Yankalilla in South Australia has released its new economic development strategy. Titled "Prosperous By Nature" and prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, the new strategy is available here.

Gunnedah Shire Economic Development Strategy Consultation Kicks Off

SC Lennon & Associates has been commissioned by Gunnedah Shire Council to prepare its new economic development strategy, and will be in Gunnedah to meet with local business and community stakeholders, from December 1-3, 2020. For more information, click here.

Local Buying Program 2020 Perception Survey Findings a Measure of Success

C-Res has released the findings of its 2020 Local Buying Program (LBP) Perception Survey. The survey, designed and administered by SC Lennon & Associates in collaboration with C-Res, gave LBP suppliers, BHP Buyers and stakeholders of C-Res, the Local Buying Program and Local Buying Foundation a chance to have a say about their experience, engagement and satisfaction. To view the summary results click here.

Gladstone Region Economic Development Strategy Community Consultations

SC Lennon & Associates is travelling to Gladstone, Calliope, Agnes Water and Rosedale in Central Queensland to facilitate the Gladstone Region Economic Development Strategy community consultation workshops. Click here for more information.

Productive Hornsby: Draft Economic Development and Tourism Strategy 2020-2025

Hornsby Shire Council has placed its Draft Economic Development and Tourism Strategy on public exhibition. The Draft Strategy, prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, is available to download here.

Tourism Planning: Playing the Long Game

In planning for tourism promotion and development in a post-COVID world, strategies and actions will need to pay particular attention to the fundamental enablers of a vibrant visitor economy. Read the full article by Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins here.

Keeping it in the Regions

In response to the 2018 House of Representatives Standing Committee inquiry into how the mining sector can better support businesses in regional economies, Queensland Local Content Leaders Network (QLCLN) commissioned a research project to develop a better answer to the question ‘what is local?’ The findings of this research, which was undertaken by SC Lennon & Associates on behalf of QLCLN, is available at https://www.qlcln.com.au/

Understanding Reasonable and Economic Use to Put Heritage Assets on a Sustainable Footing

It is appropriate that reasonable and economic use considerations be made in decisions on developments affecting heritage places, otherwise, there is a danger that heritage assets will be lost through neglect. Read the full article by Roger Gibbins here.

2020

 

Outlook 2025: Burdekin Economic Development Strategy 2020-2025

Burdekin Shire Council has released Outlook 2025: Burdekin Economic Development Strategy 2020-25, which was prepared by SC Lennon & Associates in collaboration with Council and the District's key stakeholders. The new strategy is available to download here.

The Economy in Space: Urban Planning and Economic Development

The importance of good urban and regional planning to economic development cannot be underestimated and through this mechanism, councils can have a major influence on their community’s economic development prospects. Read the full article by Sasha Lennon here.

COVID-19: A Timely Reminder of Local Government's Role in Economic Development

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting cities and regions throughout Australia and around the world, the need to articulate and guide local government's role in economic development promotion and facilitation is perhaps more important than ever before. Read the full article by Sasha Lennon here.

Time for Australia to Bite the Bullet and Commit to Very Fast Train

Sasha Lennon and Roger Gibbins have co-authored a thought piece which offers a counter-argument to a recent report by The Grattan Institute suggesting Australia abandon its dream of a very fast train along the eastern seaboard. The article is available to read here.

South Australian Government Commits to Sealing First Section of Outback Strzelecki Track

The Strzelecki Track in outback South Australia is set to be partly sealed as a first step to creating an almost continuous stretch of tarmac between Queensland and Western Australia. Analysis undertaken by SC Lennon & Associates showed sealing the 472-km unsealed road has the potential to generate economic benefits in the order of between $2.3 billion and $3.1 billion. To read the South Australian Government's press release, click here. To access the economic benefits report, click here.

Prosperous By Nature: Draft Economic Development Strategy for the District of Yankalilla

The District Council of Yankalilla in South Australia has released its Draft Economic Development Strategy for public comment. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates in collaboration with Council, Prosperous By Nature: Draft Economic Development Strategy 2020-2025 can be viewed here.

Queensland Local Content Model - Redefining 'Local' for Regional Areas

With the assistance of SC Lennon & Associates, Queensland Local Content Leaders’ Network (QLCLN) and Greater Whitsunday Alliance have led the development of a new model of local procurement that is more relevant and fair for regional areas and also redefines the definition of ‘local’. The new model proposes six zones which decrease in local relevance and impact. To view the full report, go to https://www.greaterwhitsundayalliance.com.au/reports or alternatively, click here.

Outback Horizon 2024: Quilpie Shire Economic Development and Tourism Strategy Released

 

Quilpie Shire Council has released its new economic development and tourism strategy. Prepared by SC Lennon & Associates, Outback Horizon 2024 provides a five-year planning framework to support the vibrancy, diversity and sustainability of the communities of Quilpie Shire. To download the strategy, click here.

Local Buying Foundation Supports Regional Economies

SC Lennon & Associates has assisted the Local Buying Foundation (LBF) in the design of its new categories of funding to support economic development in the regions where BHP's Local Buying Program operates. The intent of the LBF is to support projects and programs which facilitate workforce development, innovation and the productive capacity of businesses to grow the potential of their regional economies. For more information about the Local Buying Foundation, click here.

2019

 

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 Vital Signs report is available for download 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.

2018

 

Torres Strait Regional Authority Launches New Business Workshops

An Interim Review of the TSRA's Economic Development Programme products and 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.

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.

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.

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