Project Induced In-migration - the movement of people into an area in anticipation of, or in response to, opportunities is an inevitable consequence of project development. If it is not well managed, in-migration will cause negative affects within host communities, particularly with regard to environmental, social, and health issues. These in turn flow into increased project costs and increased operational and reputational risk.
In-migration peaks during construction and early operations. Potential impacts need to be identified and plans put in place early, before the first migrants arrive. Acting proactively provides the greatest opportunity to influence the result. The alternative of moving too late will see opportunities missed and a requirement to reactively mitigate the impacts for the life of the operation (and beyond).