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NCEconomics was engaged to quantify the capital required to support significant growth in Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector over the next decade. The project took into consideration current and emerging demand for capital from the sector through to 2030, and considered the drivers and impediments...

Environmental watering has been a major Government program in Victoria, particularly since the ‘Millennium drought’. The focus of this program has been to manage the water flow regime to help improve or maintain the health of rivers, floodplains and wetlands – and associated plants and...

NCEconomics, in partnership with Mosaic Insights and Alluvium Consulting Australia were engaged by Horticulture Innovation Australia to develop a Tree Costing Tool to provide decision-makers with realistic and defensible costs for all stages of establishing, maintaining and ultimately replacing urban trees. We developed a simple-to-use tool...

Paradise Dam is a 52m high roller compacted concrete dam located approximately 80 kilometres south west of Bundaberg on the Burnett River. It is a key water supply for irrigation and urban areas around Bundaberg. It has been identified that, whilst the dam is considered safe...

Intensive horticulture is emerging as a key industry in the provision of high-quality, continuous supply, food that is increasingly demanded by consumers. The Sunshine Coast has an abundance of many of the inputs (natural, infrastructure and governance) required for efficient production of intensive horticulture. NCEconomics, with...

NCEconomics , in conjunction with Alluvium Consulting, was engaged by Unitywater to investigate opportunities to partially meet future sewage discharge regulatory requirements via the provision of an approved environmental offset. As part of this assessment, we delivered an economic evaluation of numerous investment options, including...

We were engaged by Brisbane City Council’s sustainability agency, CitySmart, to develop an economic appraisal tool for flood damage. The tool, designed for the Flood Resilient Homes Program is being used to inform an incentive scheme to help reduce flood damage and support longer-term impact...

NCEconomics was engaged by Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) to study the effects that feral pigs have in the area, with a focus on agricultural losses and damages. This involved a review of a pilot survey instrument, a comprehensive literature review, industry...

Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020 articulates the approach that the Victorian Government is taking to support business and community deal with the challenges of climate change. The Adaptation Plan emphasizes integration of climate change considerations into mainstream sector plans and planning processes – so...

The Yarra River is a significant natural assets in Victoria. Engaged by Melbourne Water, NCEconomics identified and valued the ecosystems service provided by the river and its riparian zones. Both rural and urban services were identified, and their economic values quantified. This study covered economic...