Our experience

Examples of projects we have undertaken over the past decade for both public sector and business clients in a number of regions of Australia include:

Policy and issues analysis

  • Policy and issues analysis relating to public infrastructure assets; environment protection; corporate responsibility; climate change; and regulatory risk in business planning.

Corporate sustainability assessment and reporting

  • Assessed and benchmarked corporate sustainability performance.
  • Advised on the range of frameworks currently available for sustainability performance and disclosure.
  • Prepared sustainability, corporate responsibility, environment and annual reports.
  • Prepared company responses to sustainability indices.
  • Assisted clients to review and develop a Code of Responsible Business Practice, and policies and position statements for environment, sustainability and climate change.
  •  Developed an organisation-wide Sustainability Balanced Scorecard aligning corporate vision and strategy with operations and performance management.

Climate change

  • Prepared greenhouse gas and energy inventories, and reports following the Australian Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme legislation.
  • Supported client participation in the international CDP Climate Change and Water disclosure programs,  including assessment of risks and opportunities, and preparation of responses to CDP questionnaires.
  • Undertook climate change risk analysis and adaptation strategy development for both public and private sector clients
  • Advised clients on the calculation of credits allowable under the  Carbon Farming Initiative.

Strategic asset management

  • Prepared strategies for optimising non-financial outcomes of  investments in major private and public infrastructure projects, and the management of capital equipment assets.
  • Advised on the land-use change and environmental protection implications of proposals for major infrastructure projects seeking government approval

Facilitation and stakeholder engagement

  • Facilitated nation-wide stakeholder negotiations over proposed legislation changes relating to heavy vehicle road user charges; and climate-change adaptation within multiple industry sectors.
  • COundcuted structured stakeholder engagement programs for major road, water and wastewater infrastructure project plans, including strategy development, facilitation of meetings and preparation of supporting content and final reports.
  •  Provided independent chairmanship of CEO and other Senior Executive forums debating regulatory risk issues of critical importance to their specific industry sector.

Regional planning

  •  Counducted demographic and socio-economic trend analyses for local governments in New South Wales and Victoria.
  •  Assessed the regional impacts of population growth on future public infrastructure demands and the natural environment.
  • Prepared water and wastewater strategic plans for regional water authorities in three eastern Australian States.

Public representations

  • Appeared before Federal or State Parliamentary Inquiries; made invited presentation to regional forums of the heads of local government; and appeared as guest speakers at conferences in the insurance, chemicals production, environmental services, agriculture, eco-tourism  industry sectors.