EconSearch Completed Project

Project: Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Economic Indicators (2017)

Client: Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid

Summary: The Economic Advisory Group to the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid commissioned EconSearch to prepare a data set that will help quantify economic target outcomes for the Bid. The targeted outcomes are:

  • Increase awareness – using common language, personalities and imagery
  • Increase visitation – numbers, length of stay, average spend
  • Increase investment – land prices, employment and agriculture
  • Increase premiums – pricing and cost
  • Increase innovation – new product, methods and experience.

These data sets include up to five years’ historical data and are updatable on an annual basis.

As part of the study a survey of agricultural, food/beverage and tourism businesses within the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid region was undertaken to better understand current business drivers and future business outlook.