Socioeconomic Profiling - Office of Environment and Heritage - This project for the Office of Environment and Heritage in NSW was developed to inform the Departments parks program. The project entailed the development of a GIS application that automates the preparation of socio‐economic profiles across Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Statistical Areas. Detailed statistics charts and tables can be quickly generated across seven socioeconomic dimensions ‐ Income, Age Structure, Demographics, Education, and Housing, Labour Force, and Industry for any user‐selected areas. After updating historical LGA socioeconomic profiles for 2011 data, over 17,000 geographic area data points across more than 800 ABS demographic variables were assembled and migrated into a GIS geodatabase. By routinising the demographic comparisons, the preparation of a single socioeconomic profile now requires less than one‐fifth the time previously required.
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program - The Tampa Bay Estuary Program was created by the US Congress in 1991 to assist the community in restoring and protecting Florida's largest open-water estuary. As a designated "estuary of national significance," Tampa Bay is the economic and environmental centrepiece of a rapidly growing region supporting more than 2.3 million people. A plan was needed for wetland restoration that incorporated long-term perspectives from multiple disciplines with an awareness of spatial and temporal change. Balmoral Group was engaged to manage economic analysis for this important work. This project combined biological, hydrologic and economic models to evaluate habitat restoration targets in light of projected land use change probabilities and to establish a fifty‐year plan for wetland preservation, restoration or mitigation.