REGIONAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

REGIONAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Over the past 16 years, the firm has evolved its practice in regional economic development.  It is a pioneer in the field in Australia.  One director was CEO of the Atherton Tablelands economic development body for five years.  (The large rural based economy on the plateau behind Cairns).

The firm understands regional economies and global, regional and local forces which drive and shape them.  Assignments completed include a number for the Australian Government and national agencies.  Strengths of the firm in this area of practice are:

  • As a firm based in a regional area, it lives and breathes the issues and environment that face regional economies every day. Recommendations, designs & solutions are based on practical knowledge.
  • It has commercial and business skills to build & test viable, sustainable projects.
  • Staff understand the ‘soft infrastructure’ – the human systems, resources and skills, including leadership, critical to successful regional economic development.
  • Key assignments have required study of regional economies and case studies, together with involvement in The Competitiveness Institute, a global network of practitioners, academics and policy makes concerned with developing competitive regional economies.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Our skill in business development, feasibility testing and our understanding of the greater economic trends combine advantageously when assisting clients with project development. We look at models, investment, forecasting, markets, economic trends as well as opportunities and threats to help develop a project robust, practical and implementable. Skills in assessment, analysis, market research, problem identification, stakeholder engagement and critical thinking are exercised. Where specialist knowledge is needed, we draw on our networks to assemble a team specifically designed to deliver a particular project.

INVESTMENT ATTRACTION

We offer assistance to business and industry at all stages of investment attraction. From identification of models and need as well as projections, planning and forecasting and into documentation preparation and the physical implementation of an investment strategy. We are well accustomed to the preparation of detailed Information Memorandums and understanding targeting and demographics relevant to communications and strategy. We work with you to prepare a strategy that capitalises on your intel as well as our experience and understanding of the investment space. We assist with negotiations and guide you through any process around contractual arrangements, structuring and deal completion. We can offer a full-service approach or you can elect to have our guidance at key points throughout the process to enhance and balance your own skill set.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The firm has a special relationship with PNG, where it operates as Kleinhardt (PNG) Limited, a foreign registered company and has undertaken projects across Micronesia and Oceania.

The firm’s Managing Director, Cam Charlton, lived and worked in PNG in the 1970’s as a staff member of Price Waterhouse Coopers.  He has been returning regularly ever since to undertake a broad range of consulting assignments and the firm has many relationships and clients there.

The firm understands how to work successfully in PNG and other Pacific nations and has a professional network of PNG Nationals and Ex-Pats in country.  All senior staff members have had occasion to undertake assignments in country.  Key assignments of the many undertaken in PNG are outlined below:

  • Scoping study for rebuilding business and industry for the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, following long years of conflict.
  • Business planning for investment attraction in the health industry.
  • Development of Destination Development Plan and legislative framework to support tourism industry development in Samoa.
  • Feasibility study undertaken for the Australian High Commission, in partnership with TAFE Queensland North to develop the Lae National Polytechnic College as a ‘centre of excellence’ for trade skills.
  • On the ground business baseline survey and review of the PNG Gulf Province in preparation for business and economic development initiatives for the then InterOIl PNG Gulf LNG Project.
  • Development of the ‘Training and Localisation Plan’ component of the National Content Plan for the then InterOIl PNG Gulf LNG Project.
  • Strategic planning and corporate structuring for Hides Gas Development Corporation (HGDC) group of companies. (Multiple engagements).
  • Start-up business planning for LABA Holdings, the umbrella landco for the downstream – processing, section of the Esso Highlands PNG LNG Project and similar assignment for HGDC, the umbrella landco for the upstream – production section of the same project.
  • Extensive participation in change management program in PNG Ports Corporation Ltd.
  • Chairmanship of the Finance and Risk Management Committee of the PNG National Maritime Safety Authority.
  • On behalf of the Investment Promotion Authority of Papua New Guinea and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, (UNIDO), undertook an Integrated Investment Profiling Program (IIPP) for PNG, undertaking pre-feasibility studies, business and market plans for proposed enterprises across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Over the past 16 years, the firm has evolved its practice in regional economic development.  It is a pioneer in the field in Australia.  One director was CEO of the Atherton Tablelands economic development body for five years.  (The large rural based economy on the plateau behind Cairns).

The firm understands regional economies and global, regional and local forces which drive and shape them.  Assignments completed include a number for the Australian Government and national agencies.  Strengths of the firm in this area of practice are:

  • As a firm based in a regional area, it lives and breathes the issues and environment that face regional economies every day. Recommendations, designs & solutions are based on practical knowledge.
  • It has commercial and business skills to build & test viable, sustainable projects.
  • Staff understand the ‘soft infrastructure’ – the human systems, resources and skills, including leadership, critical to successful regional economic development.
  • Key assignments have required study of regional economies and case studies, together with involvement in The Competitiveness Institute, a global network of practitioners, academics and policy makes concerned with developing competitive regional economies.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Our skill in business development, feasibility testing and our understanding of the greater economic trends combine advantageously when assisting clients with project development. We look at models, investment, forecasting, markets, economic trends as well as opportunities and threats to help develop a project robust, practical and implementable. Skills in assessment, analysis, market research, problem identification, stakeholder engagement and critical thinking are exercised. Where specialist knowledge is needed, we draw on our networks to assemble a team specifically designed to deliver a particular project.

INVESTMENT ATTRACTION

We offer assistance to business and industry at all stages of investment attraction. From identification of models and need as well as projections, planning and forecasting and into documentation preparation and the physical implementation of an investment strategy. We are well accustomed to the preparation of detailed Information Memorandums and understanding targeting and demographics relevant to communications and strategy. We work with you to prepare a strategy that capitalises on your intel as well as our experience and understanding of the investment space. We assist with negotiations and guide you through any process around contractual arrangements, structuring and deal completion. We can offer a full-service approach or you can elect to have our guidance at key points throughout the process to enhance and balance your own skill set.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The firm has a special relationship with PNG, where it operates as Kleinhardt (PNG) Limited, a foreign registered company and has undertaken projects across Micronesia and Oceania.

The firm’s Managing Director, Cam Charlton, lived and worked in PNG in the 1970’s as a staff member of Price Waterhouse Coopers.  He has been returning regularly ever since to undertake a broad range of consulting assignments and the firm has many relationships and clients there.

The firm understands how to work successfully in PNG and other Pacific nations and has a professional network of PNG Nationals and Ex-Pats in country.  All senior staff members have had occasion to undertake assignments in country.  Key assignments of the many undertaken in PNG are outlined below:

  • Scoping study for rebuilding business and industry for the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, following long years of conflict.
  • Business planning for investment attraction in the health industry.
  • Development of Destination Development Plan and legislative framework to support tourism industry development in Samoa.
  • Feasibility study undertaken for the Australian High Commission, in partnership with TAFE Queensland North to develop the Lae National Polytechnic College as a ‘centre of excellence’ for trade skills.
  • On the ground business baseline survey and review of the PNG Gulf Province in preparation for business and economic development initiatives for the then InterOIl PNG Gulf LNG Project.
  • Development of the ‘Training and Localisation Plan’ component of the National Content Plan for the then InterOIl PNG Gulf LNG Project.
  • Strategic planning and corporate structuring for Hides Gas Development Corporation (HGDC) group of companies. (Multiple engagements).
  • Start-up business planning for LABA Holdings, the umbrella landco for the downstream – processing, section of the Esso Highlands PNG LNG Project and similar assignment for HGDC, the umbrella landco for the upstream – production section of the same project.
  • Extensive participation in change management program in PNG Ports Corporation Ltd.
  • Chairmanship of the Finance and Risk Management Committee of the PNG National Maritime Safety Authority.
  • On behalf of the Investment Promotion Authority of Papua New Guinea and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, (UNIDO), undertook an Integrated Investment Profiling Program (IIPP) for PNG, undertaking pre-feasibility studies, business and market plans for proposed enterprises across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Phone (within Aust)

07 40407100

Phone (outside Aust)

+61 7 40407100

Postal Address

PO Box 4999 Cairns Qld 4870

Street Address

Suite 27, The Pentagon Building,

25 Grafton St Cairns Qld 4870