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July Message from Michael Tilt, CEO

This coming month promises to be a significant one. The Australian population will reach the 25 million milestone, and our growth is happening at an unprecedented rate. The last million people were added in less than 2.5 years – almost half the time it took to add the previous million. So what does all this […]

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MacroPlan Project of the Month: Cassowary Coast Tourism Project, North Queensland

Brief: Cassowary Coast Regional Council contracted MacroPlan to undertake an audit of the state of play of tourism at the international, national and regional level to contextualise the opportunities and challenges for the Council to re-purpose the 18.2 hectare Kareeya Hydro Power Station former worker’s village at Cardstone deep in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed […]

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Dubious ‘Downsizers’ Demand Driver Debunked

There has been a lot of hubbub and buzz about ‘downsizers’ in the media recently. Demographer Bernard Salt has even described the movement as “the next iteration beyond the sea and tree change”. An article published in The Australian (Downsizing Baby Boomers Seize the Day, Robyn Ironside, 17th July 2018) even quotes a local real […]

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‘Fast Five’ with Ellis Davies – Manager, Retail

Ellis joined MacroPlan as a Manager in the retail division in January 2012. Prior to starting at MacroPlan he was a Principal Consultant (Retail) at Pitney Bowes Business Insight. Ellis started working in the field of economic research and retail analysis in 2003, when he joined Dimasi Strategic Research. He has worked on numerous retail economic […]

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North West Melbourne Open for Business

What do the Inland Rail, Metro Tunnel and Airport Rail Link have in common? They open the North West of Melbourne for Business! By 2025 the North West of Melbourne will host the Inland Rail of the Western Interstate Freight Terminal and both the Metro Tunnel and Airport Rail Link will be operational.  The North […]

WA E-News June

Western Australia E-News – June

Message from the GM As the accountants prepare for the parties and to wish each other a happy new year, the economists are looking forward to the release of new data to find out how we went in the 2017-18 financial year. For those looking at the numbers in the west, the last year has […]

June E-News

June E-News

Message from the CEO As this newsletter marks the end of the 2017-18 financial year, I have had a chance to step back from budgets and business planning to reflect on the national picture. And it has been all about the big picture for MacroPlan, with growth in both the value and breadth of major […]


State Budget Comparison 2018-2019

MacroPlan have completed a comprehensive breakdown of the General Government expenditure for the Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria State Budgets for 2018-2019.   About MacroPlan MacroPlan’s experienced and qualified economists align their understanding of macro-economic forces with micro-economic variables such as geographic and industrial characteristics, demographics, labour market shifts, resource demand and […]