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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Subdivision 710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism

(See Division 2, Introduction for more information)

GroupClass
      Title

710100
      Electricity, Gas and Water Services and Utilities
710101
      Electricity services and utilities
710102
      Gas services and utilities
710103
      Water services and utilities
710200
      Waste Management and Recycling
710201
      Waste management
710202
      Recycling
710299
      Othe
710300
      Wholesale and Retail Trade
710301
      Wholesale
710302
      Retail trade
710400
      Finance, Property and Business Services
710401
      Finance and investment services
710402
      Insurance services
710403
      Property and business services
710500
      Tourism
710501
      Economic issues
710502
      Socio-cultural issues
710503
      Tourism infrastructure development
710599
      Tourism not elsewhere classified
710600
      Other Commercial Services
710601
      Recreational services
710602
      Hospitality services
710603
      Commercial security services
710699
      Commercial services not elsewhere classified
710700
      Prevention and Treatment of Pollution
710701
      Electricity, gas and water services and utilities
710702
      Waste management and recycling
710703
      Wholesale and retail trade
710704
      Finance, property and business services
710705
      Tourism
710706
      Other commercial services

Definitions

Subdivision 710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism, covers R&D directed towards the provision of commercial services to all areas of economic and social development.

This subdivision includes R&D directed towards the provision of electricity and gas services to consumers, provision of water, sewerage and drainage services; management and recycling of wastes or waste products as a discrete process or as a service to consumers; wholesale and retail trade services, finance, property and business services; tourism; recreational and personal services and other commercial services not elsewhere classified.

It includes R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from commercial services or tourism or towards protection of the production site. This subdivision has seven groups:

    710100 - Electricity, Gas and Water Services and Utilities
    710200 - Waste Management and Recycling
    710300 - Wholesale and Retail Trade
    710400 - Finance, Property and Business Services
    710500 - Tourism
    710600 - Other Commercial Services
    710700 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

    Exclusions:


      R&D directed towards the:

      (a) transformation of energy into electricity and gas and conservation or efficient use of energy is included in Subdivision 660000 Energy Supply; and

      (b) management or recycling of industrial wastes as an integral process within an industry to prevent impacts of economic development on the environment is included in the appropriate groups within the Defence, Economic Development and Society Divisions.

      Group 710100 - Electricity, Gas and Water Services and Utilities

      This group covers R&D directed towards the provision of electricity, gas and water services and utilities to industrial and commercial premises and households.

      This group includes R&D directed towards the following:

          • provision of electricity supply to users as consumers (incl. provision of customer and advisory services);
          • repair and maintenance of electricity transmission and power facilities;
          • provision of gas supply to users as consumers (incl. provision of customer and advisory services);
          • repair and maintenance of gas mains;
          • provision of gas supplies to consumers in bottle or bulk (wholesale or retail);
          • provision of water services and utilities, stormwater drainage and sewerage treatment concerned with water supply;
          • storage, purification or distribution of water;
          • repair and maintenance of water related facilities services; and
          • operation of irrigation systems.

      This group has three classes:

        710101 - Electricity services and utilities
        710102 - Gas services and utilities
        710103 - Water services and utilities

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards the:

          (a) manufacture of gases is included in Group 660100 Energy Transformation;

          (b) transmission of electricity and distribution of manufactured gas i.e. transportation through a system of mains, including pipelines operated on own account is included in Group 660300 Energy Storage and Distribution;

          (c) construction of new electricity transmission or power facilities, new gas pipelines, dams, water mains and pumping stations is included in Group 680400 Construction Processes; and

          (d) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from electricity, gas and water services and utilities or towards protection of the production site is included in Group 710700 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution.
      Group 710200 - Waste Management and Recycling

      This group covers R&D directed towards management and recycling wastes or waste products considered as a discrete process or as a service to consumers.

      R&D directed towards managing sewerage wastes, sewerage treatment (other than concerned with water supply) or towards handling and processing wastes (incl. toxic waste ) and scrap is included in this group. This group has three classes:


        710201 - Waste management
        710202 - Recycling
        710299 - Other

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) the industrial processing of wastes and scrap to manufacture new products is included in the appropriate groups in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing;

          (b) sewerage treatment concerned with water supply is included in Group 710100 Electricity, Gas and Water Services and Utilities;

          (c) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from waste management and recycling or towards protection of the production site is included in Group 710700 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution; and

          (d) waste management or recycling as an integral process within an industry to prevent impacts of economic development on the environment is included in the relevant groups in the Defence, Economic Development and Society Divisions.
      Group 710300 - Wholesale and Retail Trade

      This group covers R&D directed towards wholesale and retail trade services. It includes R&D directed towards direct marketing. This group has two classes:


        710301 - Wholesale trade
        710302 - Retail trade

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards wholesaling or retailing gas supplies to consumers in bottles or in bulk is included in Group 710100 Electricity, Gas and Water Services and Utilities.
      Group 710400 - Finance, Property and Business Services

      This group covers R&D directed towards the development and provision of the following services:

          • finance and investment services including banks, building societies, credit unions, money market dealing, and other services to finance;
          • insurance including life insurance, superannuation funds, health and general insurance and services to insurance;
          • property services including real estate agents, property operators and developers; and
          • other business services including legal and accounting services, advertising, graphic design, market research, business consultancy, secretarial services and plant leasing and hiring.

      This group has three classes:

        710401 - Finance and investment services
        710402 - Insurance services
        710403 - Property and business services
      Group 710500 - Tourism

      This group covers R&D directed towards tourism services. This group has four classes:


        710501 - Economic issues
        710502 - Socio-cultural issues
        710503 - Tourism infrastructure development
        710599 - Tourism not elsewhere classified
      Group 710600 - Other Commercial Services

      This group covers R&D directed towards the development and provision of commercial services not elsewhere classified. It includes R&D directed towards the following:

          • recreational services mainly of a commercial nature (e.g. casinos);
          • hospitality services (e.g. motels, taverns, restaurants);
          • the provision of commercial security services (incl. alarm and surveillance services);
          • other commercial services such as video hire outlets, hiring of personal and household goods, laundries and dry cleaners, photography services, funeral parlours, crematoria and cemeteries; and
          • other business services not classified elsewhere.

      This group has four classes:

        710601 - Recreational services
        710602 - Hospitality services
        710603 - Commercial security services
        710699 - Commercial services not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) security services or surveillance systems for military purposes is included in Group 610100 Defence; and for corrective purposes is included in Group 750500 Justice and the Law;

          (b) museums and art galleries is included in Group 700200 Other Information Services; and

          (c) music and theatre production, sport and services to sport activities (incl. sporting clubs) and recreational and amusement services mainly of a non-commercial nature (e.g. parks, botanical gardens) is included in Group 750200 Arts and Leisure.
      Group 710700 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

      This group covers R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from commercial services and tourism or towards protection of the production site. This group has six classes:


        710701 - Electricity, gas and water services and utilities
        710702 - Waste management and recycling
        710703 - Wholesale and retail trade
        710704 - Finance, property and business services
        710705 - Tourism
        710706 - Other commercial services





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