Understanding and addressing the many varied issues within the area of resources is becoming more important as matters such as climate change, urban expansion and the exploitation of increasingly scarce resources can have a serious impact on the economy and our level of wealth.
The area of natural resources and the environment is broad. Many of the diverse and challenging issues that the sector covers, such as water buybacks, land use zoning, food security, the viability of regional communities and resource ownership are highly emotive for clients and stakeholders. Often this emotion can get in the way of effective policy and management of natural resources and the environment. This results in barriers to change and adjustment. To manage this, we get to the heart of problems and apply economic frameworks in a rational, integrated and practical manner.
Government policies, particularly relating to the access and use of resources, play a key role in protecting environmental values in the long term, while enabling and promoting economic productivity and investment. For companies, balancing the risk and reward in investing and operating in the commodities sector is critical to their success.
We advise policy makers and other parties on a broad range of environmental and resource problems. This provides us with a unique understanding of the institutional arrangements governing natural resource and environmental management across Australia. We form project teams drawing on the diverse experience of our consultants and our wide network of technical specialists.
Specific areas where we work regularly with clients include: