Social and economic
An important aspect of our work is gaining a comprehensive view of the social make-up and economic activity across the Basin. This work has never been done at a Basin-scale before and circumstances vary greatly between regions and between different industries.
We've spent the past couple of years talking with local people, sitting down with local councils and collaborating with researchers to get a better understanding of the long-term social and economic trends that influence communities. We're looking at the whole picture of what's happening and identifying trends over many years, including those which arose well before the Basin Plan. That's why the foundation work we're doing now to understand social and economic change is so important.
This analysis will help to shed light on the role water reform might be playing and help us to monitor the effects of the Basin Plan, including local investment in water infrastructure.