Expertise

We offer a broad range of services to public sector clients in New Zealand and Australia, including strategy development, cost-benefit analysis, economic impact analysis, policy design and evaluation, forecasting, economic modelling, and primary data collection.  With over 20 years’ experience advising local and central government agencies, we understand the complex social and political environments in which decisions are made.  We provide credible, evidence-led solutions that are sensible, well informed and able to withstand public scrutiny.  If you need a reliable and independent advisor that understands government processes, then Fresh Info is the right consulting partner for your organisation.  The examples below demonstrate the breadth of our expertise in government advisory.
  • Analysis, forecasting and advice to support the development of tourism strategies for Bay of Connections sub-regions. Tourism Resource Consultants, 2017
  • Development of a strategic framework for tracking Auckland’s progress towards a city of 3 million people. Committee for Auckland, 2017
  • Cost-benefit analysis of lighting the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Auckland Council, 2017
  • Analysis of potential economic benefits of tax data. Inland Revenue, 2016
  • Cost-benefit analysis of installing lights at Bay Oval, Tauranga. Tauranga City Council, 2016
  • Estimating the effects of “open skies” on Australian aviation markets. Austrade, 2015-2016
  • Empirical analysis of impacts of foreign ownership restrictions on competition in aviation markets. Transport Canada, 2015
  • Development of indicators of productivity and performance of infrastructure sectors in New Zealand. New Zealand Treasury, 2013
  • Economic assessment of international air route underwrites. Government of the Cook Islands, 2012 & 2013
  • Review of major operational contracts with regard to efficiency in preparation for full economic regulation. SA Water, 2013
  • Development of a business case and cost-benefit analysis to reduce salinity in Lake Albert. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Facility. SA Water, 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to pumping stations from the River Murray Pipeline System. SA Water, 2013
  • Modelling the financial impacts of road charging along a series of major roads in an Australian Capital City. Confidential Transport Department, 2013
  • Advice on funding options for land transport. NZ Ministry of Transport, 2012
  • Preparation and presentation of an intensive two-day short course on cost-benefit analysis. Auckland Council, 2012
  • Development of a performance monitoring indicator framework for road and rail transport. New Zealand Transport Agency, 2011 – 2012
  • Review of possible impacts on regulatory reforms. Melbourne Water, 2012
  • Management of the New Zealand government’s national and regional tourism forecasting programme. Ministry of Tourism, 2001-12
  • A theoretical and practical consideration of the benefits of stakeholder engagement on major projects. SA Water, 2012
  • Development of a cost recovery model for the National Rail Safety Regulator. National Rail Safety Regulator, 2011
  • Quantitative public interest analysis of a proposed alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue. NZ Ministry of Transport, 2010
  • Determining the accuracy of calculations of unbilled revenue. SA Water, 2010
  • Development of a business case and application for funding for the Long-Term Plan for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2010
  • Preparation of a funding application for the State submission for Stormwater recycling projects (second round of funding). Office for Water Security (SA), 2010
  • Assistance with long term demand and supply forecasts and the development of the South Australian water plan, Water for Good. Office for Water Security (SA), 2010
  • Forecasting demand for customer driven transactions. Vicroads, 2010
  • Preparation of a cost-benefit analysis and business case for a proposed total dissolved solids reduction scheme for the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre. Department of Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ACT), 2009
  • Preparation of a funding application for the State submission for Stormwater recycling projects. Office for Water Security (SA), 2009
  • Economic advice on the short term and long term economic benefit of a major roads project. Department of Transport (SA), 2009
  • Cost-benefit analysis, business case and economic impact of the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008
  • Consideration of settlement risks of water trades through water trading exchanges. SA Water, 2008
  • Development of a business case and cost-benefit analysis for the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008
  • Evaluating the economic impacts of the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008