Skip to main content

Project 4.7

Argent street in Broken Hill mining silver city of Australian outback - aerial sunrise downtown view.

A systemic approach to Regional Cumulative Effects Assessment (RCEA) – Stage 1 (underway)

Research Program

Data Integration, Forecasting and Scale

Project Leader

Dr Renee Young, WA Biodiversity and Science Institute

Dr Jenny Pope, Murdoch University

Project ID



Understanding how social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts, risks and benefits intersect, accumulate and change and how to best address them remains a challenge for government, industry and communities.

The project will help develop new tools to inform evidence-based policy and decision-making.

Stage 1 of the project focuses on case study analysis and will:

  1. Show how assessments can inform better regional planning and decision-making.
  2. Provide guidance for when an assessment can add value, and what form is best
  3. Understand the challenging aspects of assessments, such as what makes a region, local governance, leading practice stakeholder engagement, First Nations inclusion and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and data and indicator development.
  4. Identify potential pilot sites.

Project Partners

Federation University, Hanson Construction, MMG, Murdoch University, University of Queensland, University of South Australia, Rangelands NRM, Peel Development Commission, Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute, Newmont, WA Department of Water and Environment Regulation, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Roy Hill


12 months