Isaac regional economy: agricultural prospects


We were engaged to undertake two projects to underpin long-term planning within the Isaac Regional Council. The first project identified, assessed and developed recommendations for the long-term suitable prospects for development of the agricultural sector. Pastoral, irrigation, dryland cropping and horticulture were all assessed. Market prospects and the region’s likely competitive advantages in producing and supplying key emerging domestic and international markets were assessed. The project also assessed supply side constraints including soil suitability, water availability, climate and climate change, infrastructure and logistics, and human capital. The second project developed and used a number of enterprise-scale models to assess the commercial viability of different property sizes. This was used to inform rural land use policies.