SGS joins The Committee for Sydney

SGS has joined The Committee for Sydney, an alliance of businesses and organisations developing policy and expertise to champion Sydney and the role it plays as Australia’s global city.

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Employment growth relatively low in western Sydney

A Sydney Morning Herald article "Reshaping the west: Job crisis sees big commute"    (Sydney Morning Herald, April 5, 2014) quotes SGS analysis showing employment in western Sydney grew by an average of only 0.5 per cent over the past five years compared with an average of 1.6 per cent in...

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Landlords step up to ease the squeeze on inner city artists

Commissioned by the City of Yarra, SGS Economics and Planning has measured the overall supply and demand for studio and similar spaces available to artists in Melbourne’s inner city.


Bryn Davies joins Canberra team as Senior Consultant

Bryn Davies has returned to SGS after a year overseas in which he worked for the United Nations in Bangkok and completed his Master of Urban Planning in the USA. 

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New presentation showcases SGS passion for GIS

Linda Perrine, Associate at SGS, recently presented at the AAG & ACS Regional Conference “ Sharing Care for Older Australians – Working Together” at The Glasshouse Port Macquarie.

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Jobs growth in Sydney's global economic corridor

Businesses in Sydney's global economic corridor have proven highly competitive in global markets, SGS Principal and Partner Terry Rawnsley has told the Sydney Morning Herald. 

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Long run economic and land use impacts of major infrastructure projects

In 2012, SGS Economics and Planning was commissioned by the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure to document the long run impacts that key infrastructure projects have had on Melbourne’s land use and transport networks, the Victorian economy, metropolitan and regional labour markets and the industrial profile of Melbourne.In...

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Valuing Australia's Creative Industries report released

A report authored by SGS has used best practice management techniques and current data to provide the latest picture of the Australian creative economy.

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SGS reviews the alignment of infrastructure and land use planning in Auckland

SGS has audited the Auckland Plan (AP), the accompanying suite of place and sectoral strategies and the infrastructure investment plans for the Region against 20 markers of good practice. These variously relate to the efficacy of governance arrangements in integrating spatial and infrastructure plans, the deployment of limited capital into...

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Government sponsored urban development projects - SGS occasional paper

Australian State and Territory Governments regularly deploy wholly owned development corporations to advance urban planning objectives on competition in greenfield housing production, innovation in urban design and regeneration of obsolete industrial areas. This paper, authored by Dr Marcus Spiller and Daniel Khong, critically examines the rationale for these corporations, and compares practices in...