Social impacts Australia
Social Impact Assessment Resource Site at Macquarie University
"Social impact assessment (SIA) is a process used to anticipate the social effects of a proposal before it is finalised or a decision is made. It can be used for small projects and for very large urban renewal and resource development projects. The aim is to foresee what social outcomes are likely and prevent negative outcomes, especially severe consequences, and to improve positive outcomes", Alison Ziller, PhD.
Macquarie University is a world leader in social impact assessment offering a dedicated specialist discipline in this important field of study. The approach to SIA teaching at Macquarie embodies the University's values of scholarship, integrity and empowerment, specifically the underlying need for all institutions to conduct themselves ethically, equitably, and for mutual benefit with the people that use and share resources.