Economic Transitions

Established in 2011, Economic Transitions is recognised as an industry leader with vast holistic tourism and economic development capability and community engagement expertise. Their exceptional communication skills with all levels of community and professional approach in the business field ensures a comprehensive tourism and management approach which all levels of industry are able to employ.

The success of Economic Transitions is shared with collaborating partners such as Creative Spaces, Executive Compass, Heritage Detection Australia, and Hocking Heritage and Architecture who are experts in their fields and enrich the final product.

For more information, phone Kim on 0412 884 427.


Economic Transitions ensures a community participation approach is utilised as an integral part of any sustainable tourism project. Incorporating a bottom-up approach - community participation, power redistribution, collaboration processes and social capital creation – integrates the benefits of each and provides for the achievement of a healthy environment and society that can continue to be maintained and renewed.

Principal Kim Hewson has over 30 years' experience in the hospitality and tourism industry and has for the past 10 years been delivering successful tourism projects and strategies for LGA’s in Western Australia. She has a solid understanding of the diversified requirements of the tourist markets and a strong research background which provides clients with a thorough situational analysis of the project and understanding of the complex components of the underlying government compliance and governance requirements.

Kim has an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Western Australia and is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in sustainable tourism at Curtin University. She is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Tourism Council of WA, as well as serving as Company Secretary of the Australian Prospectors & Miners’ Hall of Fame and a Board Member of Regional Development Australia – Wheatbelt.

Kim has ancestral links to the Goldfields from Norseman and Widgie where her family lived for many years, through to Leonora (Willey Bros Bakery), Coolgardie and Boulder (Terminus Hotel).


Based in Perth (Waikiki) - services available across Western Australia

GPS: Lat -32.3154566 Long 115.7530195

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm