In May 2017, the Australian Government announced a program of geological and bioregional assessments to be conducted in three onshore areas that were underexplored but prospective for shale and tight gas.

Alluvium was engaged to develop an evaluation framework and to then lead 6-monthly evaluations over a 3 year period for the national Geological and Bioregional assessment program.

Key to this work was to understand whether the program produced information useful for decision-makers in government and industry.

Mid-year evaluations were designed to monitor and communicate whether the program was on track and meeting its objectives, and end-of-year evaluations provided a deeper understanding of program governance performance, end-user satisfaction and program opportunities and threats.