Manufacturing in decline? Not in this town…

Rob - Urban Economist

Rob joined the team in 2015 with more than 10 years’ experience in senior economist positions in both the private and public sectors. Recently, Rob played a key role in developing the economic story in Plan Melbourne, Victoria’s Metropolitan Planning Strategy. His experience in urban economic analysis, economic modelling, demographic analysis and strategic planning provides him with an in-depth understanding of the wider economy and implications for local regions. Rob uses this experience to provide economic advice to clients on a range of projects including economic development strategies, economic analyses and projections, economic impact analysis, cluster analysis, strategic land use and transport planning.

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  1. David Lee says:

    Increase the GST? … of course … but its all to do with TIMING …
    Small Manufacturing businesses are growing in regional Australia. They need to be clever, innovative and have a business structure and product strategy designed to be a step ahead of the import copy. They also need to absorb 10% GST penalty for any product selling for less than $1000. While this is widely accepted, and increase to 15%GST will create a disparity with the import which will stifle investment.
    It’s all to do with TIMING … increase the GST AFTER we reduce the $1000 GST threshold for imports. This has been set to Mid 2017. Get the TIMING right or close the growth in small business manufacturing in Australia.

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