Partnering with UDIA Queensland, SGS will regularly analyse the State’s housing market focussing on demand trends, policy shifts and economic performance. Housing developers and investors will gain new insights to market opportunities based on SGS’s unique approach to research, which brings together strategic planning, econometric and GIS skills.
SGS was commissioned by the City of Sydney to complete an independent strategic review of the WestConnex project. The project has shifted considerably since it was first announced in 2012. The strategic review covered the project planning process and evolution to date, project objectives, route, connections, costs, financing and delivery.
SGS Associate, Dr Marcia Keegan has been elected as President of the ACT branch of the Economic Society of Australia, after several years on the committee as Treasurer and an ordinary committee member, as well as founding the Young Economists (ACT) in 2011.
Terry Rawnsley, Principal at SGS Economics and Planning, has spoken to the Sydney Morning Herald about some of the causes of rising house prices in Sydney and the shift away from traditional detached houses to higher density living.
SGS Principal and Partner, Patrick Fensham, is presenting at the next APA Sydney Seminar on 'The Housing Sydney Needs'.
SGS is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Bill Dunbar as Chief Executive Officer.
SGS Economics and Planning is excited to announce the promotion of Julian Szafraniec to Principal.
At the Planning Institute of Australia ACT Division Awards for Planning Excellence 2014 SGS won the award for Cutting Edge Research and Teaching, with the Housing and Infrastructure Study prepared for the Commonwealth Treasury.
In March 2014, the NSW Government announced that it proposed to sell 293 properties in Millers Point, Gloucester Street and the Sirius building in The Rocks as part of a social housing divestment plan to provide an upfront cash injection to the Land and Housing Corporation.
A Sydney Morning Herald article quoting analysis by SGS Economics and Planning Associate Marcia Keegan presents some worrying statistics on mature-age unemployment and some major reasons why older workers are much more likely to remain unemployed long-term.