Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
The process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and responding to the social impact of a proposed development. We assess the impact of development on people, mitigating negative impacts and enhancing positive impacts.
SIA is required for developments that are likely to cause significant social change, such as:
Economic Impact Assessment (EIA)
When carrying out an EIA, we assess the impacts of change in economic activity resulting from a proposed development. By quantifying the total change a project may cause to social welfare (positive and negative), we can manage negative impacts and identify economic opportunities.
EIA is required for developments that are likely to cause significant change to the local economy, such as: