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Social and economic impact assessment
Social and economic impact assessments predict the likely impacts or consequences of management or policy actions on the community and economy.
Knowing these impacts, decision makers can determine whether the proposal should proceed, which alternative option is best, where impacts of a policy may need to be mitigated, and identify ways to increase the benefits of the development or policy.
The state-level investment project (SIP) SE01, Institutionalising social and economic considerations and assessment in regional arrangements, provides advice to regional NRM bodies for incorporating social and economic considerations into planning. The project is intended to benefit regional NRM bodies but may be useful to others.
- Conducting social and economic impact assessment: a practical guide for regional NRM bodies in Queensland (PDF, 78 kB)*: offers advice on the purpose and process of social and economic impact assessment, highlighting the questions that could be asked at each stage, and the practical steps in the process.
- SEIA training package: The People Impacts of NRM is a self-facilitated training package for the improved implementation of social and economic impact assessment. The training package has been provided split in sections to enable faster download and as a complete PDF to facilitate printing:
Complete package (PDF, 1.4 MB)*
Split in sections:
- Table of contents (PDF, 391 kB)*
- Session 1: Getting started (PDF, 174 kB)*
- Session 2: Regional social and economic profiling (PDF, 274 kB)*
- Session 3: Knowing your stakeholders (PDF, 200 kB)*
- Session 4: Decision support tools (PDF, 212 kB)*
- Session 5: Change mapping (PDF, 236 kB)*
- Session 6: Rounding up (PDF, 609 kB)*
*requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Last updated 02 March 2011