2012-13 Projects, Cultivating Entreprenuership, Evaluating Projects, Growing Regional Communities

Buisiness Advisory Review

In 2012 Kim and Amanda worked for the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development to review their business advisory services – Enterprise Centres Tasmania and Business Mentor Services Tasmania. We interviewed a wide range of stakeholders including providers, users and local government, to recommend some changes to the way the program was delivered.

2012-13 Projects, Cultivating Entreprenuership, Growing Regional Communities

Tasmania food processing fesability study

In 2013 Kim and Amanda led an international team to prepare a feasibility study and business plan for a shared use food processing facility in northern Tasmania. We researched food production and processing activities in the region and interviewed and surveyed a wide range of operators (farmers, manufacturers and researchers) to understand market demand for pilot scale food production facilities in the region. We worked with Gael Deighton from the Foodbowl in New Zealand to determine a location and services design to deliver the right mix of services at 4 locations. The project was instigated by a joint group from the Uni of Tasmnia, CSIRO and the Department of Defence.

2012-13 Projects, Growing Regional Communities

Socio-economic profiles

We completed detailed socio-economic profiles for the Namoi Catchment Management Authority covering the catchment as a whole and its three subregions. These included a wide range of mapped socio-economic data prepared by our mapping partner Bugseye. We continued working with the CMA on pioneering analysis which applied resilience principles to socio-economic systems, and developed a series of indicators of social and economic resilience.