The 2018 Developing Northern Australia Conference is almost here again and will this year be held at Alice Springs Convention Centre over Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June. 

Mr Neil McNish, Principal Consultant at Remplan joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Economic trends in Northern Australia’.


REMPLAN are specialists in providing area-specific data with a team of economists, planners, demographers, economic development specialists, analysts and software developers who create online analytical tools and information resources.

Using REMPLAN’s economic modelling methodology and software, the presentation will provide a detailed analysis of economic trends in Northern Australia over the five years between the 2011 and 2016 Census periods. This analysis will be undertaken at a 19 sector ANZSIC code level and will include comparisons of data between 2011 and 2016 for:

• Employment within the Northern Australia region in each of the sectors
• Output (gross revenue) for each sector
• Wages and salaries paid to employees within each sector
• Local sales by industry sectors to others in the region
• Exports outside the Northern Australia region by each sector
• Local expenditure by each of the industry sectors within the region
• Imports from outside the region for each sector
• Value-added for each industry sector
• Gross Regional Product

A commentary for each area of focus will also be provided highlighting the key trends and benchmarks against Australia as a whole.

The presentation is aimed at providing delegates with an overview of what industries in Northern Australia are growing and those in decline.


Neil is an experienced economic development practitioner having worked in local and state government as well as private enterprise in both Australia and overseas. Neil’s comprehensive skill set includes strategy development, project management, investment attraction, venture capital funding, stakeholder management, financial analysis, marketing and promotion. Neil is a qualified commercial lawyer with international business experience in the UK, western, central and eastern Europe, and Australia. Neil leads the REMPLAN office in South Australia, with a focus on delivering services and support to our clients in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

For more information on the 2018 Developing Northern Australia Conference and to secure your spot in Alice Springs this June please visit the conference website.