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SGS Welcomes Dr Marcia Keegan

SGS is pleased to announce a new Associate, Dr Marcia Keegan, will be joining SGS from 4 August. Marcia is an economist with a PHD in Micro-simulation modelling and a degree in law. She will add to SGS's capability in economic and social analysis and public policy.


SGS signs partnership agreement with UDIA (QLD)

SGS has signed an agreement with the UDIA (Qld) to provide a 6 monthly housing markets report for its new Research Foundation. This Research Foundation is being established to undertake independent research that will benefit the community and development industry in Queensland.

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Committee for Sydney launches Issues Paper 4 updating research on Sydney economy

Committee for Sydney has launched its Issues Paper 4,  ‘Adding to the Dividend, Ending the Divide’,  updating research and presenting some key new findings on Sydney's productivity.  SGS Economics and Planning contributed much of the core research the paper draws on. 


Tasmania Forum on State Growth

SGS Economics and Planning held a forum in Hobart on 10 July to discuss growing the population of Tasmania to 650,000.

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NSW dominates creative industries, reports Sydney Morning Herald

A Sydney Morning Herald article 'NSW dominates creative industries: report" discusses Sydney's strengths in the creative industries, based on findings of a report authored by SGS. Interviewed for the article, SGS Principal Terry Rawnsley told the SMH that Sydney was especially strong in marketing, media and publishing. 

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SGS welcomes Dr. Bill Dunbar to the team

SGS Economics and Planning is pleased to announce that Dr. Bill Dunbar will join our team as a Principal. Bill brings a wealth of experience gained from working across a range of sectors in Australia, as well as extensively overseas. Bills knowledge and experience will further strengthen our national policy expertise.

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The future of walking - the walking economy

Terry Rawnsley discussed the walking economy of Melbourne at 'The Future of Walking' workshop held by the City of Melbourne.

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Victorian premier cites SGS research on GDP and jobs boost from infrastructure projects

Victorian Premier Dr Napthine has cited SGS Economics and Planning research on economic benefits projected to flow from the Coalition Government’s transport infrastructure program. 

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AFMACH and Hamilton's cultural development - the economic perspective

SGS Principal and Partner Patrick Fensham, and Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan were invited as the key speakers at the 4th Felix Museum conversation "Building Hamilton's creative economy" held in Hamilton, Victoria. 

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Concerns raised on effects of new residential zones in Melbourne's established suburbs

An Age article “Reform locks up our suburbs” discussing Plan Melbourne’s new residential zones soon to come into effect, has pointed out that many councils have asked for large swaths of their suburbs to be zoned at the most restrictive Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) level, which effectively excludes infill developments...