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Our Projects

Shire of Ashburton Economic and Tourism Strategy


CLIENT: Shire of Ashburton

The Shire of Ashburton is home to some of the largest and most advanced mining and resource projects in Australia. Its mining prowess is considerable, producing over $42 billion in exports, which contributes 2.5% towards the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and 18.1% to the State’s economy.

Whilst home to many other valuable assets, its economy has been consumed by mining, oil and gas. RFF were engaged to identify tangible opportunities for the Shire of Ashburton to deliver diversification - over time - to the economies of its main centres, with a focus of building on the international recognition of Karajini.

The outcomes focused on small, but meaningful actions that the Shire has capacity to control or advocate for directly, whilst also looking at longer-term opportunities. This can be achieved by engaging with industry, to attain legacy outcomes from mining. This could support future diversification of the economy.


Our Involvement

  • Project definition

  • Community and Industry Consultation

  • Map and Gap Analysis

  • Economic Analysis of Potential Projects

  • Prioritisation based on Potential Economic Impacts

  • Key Strategies

  • 1 – 3 Year Action Plan