Case Studies

Case Studies

Every year, RMCG consultants deliver diverse projects in the areas of agriculture, environment and communities across Australia. The case studies below outline how we have applied our expertise and insight to drive sustainable resource use and create positive change for our clients.

High-tech horticulture in Australia: What could it look like?

08 FEB 2022

In 2021, RMCG's team of horticulture experts and economists worked with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and global urban agriculture consultancy Agritecture to investigate effective urban f...

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Sharing stories of progressive domestic wastewater management

27 JAN 2022

On-site wastewater systems, such as septic tanks, are common across Australia in areas where it's not practical or possible for households to connect to an existing sewerage system. If these system...

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Victorian Waterway Management Strategy: Independent review

16 DEC 2021

The Victorian Waterway Management Strategy provided a detailed statewide policy framework for managing Victoria’s waterways from 2013 to 2021. The strategy aimed to maintain or improve the conditio...

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Organic waste opportunities in Tasmania

16 DEC 2021

Tasmania is a state of great natural beauty with many unique and protected environmental values as well as productive agricultural lands, vibrant manufacturing industries, and an innovative hospit...

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Coordinating pest and disease R&D for the Australian potato industry

15 NOV 2021

Kristen and Doris coordinated the Australian potato pest and disease R&D program, funded by Hort Innovation, from 2018 to 2021. Key activities to inform industry of pest and disease research outco...

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Developing irrigated agriculture in southern Victoria

03 NOV 2021

A willingness to invest in agriculture is currently strong in Victoria's central Gippsland region, given high demand for quality food supply, low interest rates, good access to markets and the natural...

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Trade barriers impacting Australian horticulture

02 NOV 2021

Market access is critical for the Australian horticulture industry. Australian growers export approximately $3 billion worth of horticultural commodities annually, accounting for about 25% of Australi...

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A practical guide to effective landholder engagement

07 SEP 2021

When engaging with landholders, we are often asking them to change practices on their property. This is not a straightforward request, and the term 'practice change' is often used without understandin...

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An agricultural workforce plan for Tasmania’s north west

31 MAR 2021

Agriculture is a significant contributor to the Tasmanian economy at $2.4 billion annually. While the sector has undergone a significant technological evolution over the past couple of decades, resul...

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GIS in practice: Using spatial data to add value

29 MAR 2021

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse workforce gaps in agriculture We conducted research for Agriculture Victoria to identify where Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities are co-l...

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Support to develop Regional Catchment Strategies

16 SEP 2020

Regional Catchment Strategies in Victoria are renewed every six years and aim to deliver a whole-of-system approach for land, water and biodiversity planning and delivery for the state's regional catc...

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Roadmap to a resilient Goulburn Murray region

20 AUG 2020

In the coming decades, agriculture and land management within Victoria’s Goulburn Murray region will face many major changes associated with climate change, water recovery for the environment, techn...

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