Communications and engagement

We are recognised industry leaders and have built our reputation as a leading engagement practice.

With deep expertise in deliberative engagement processes and social research we gather and evaluate robust public insights that guide good decision-making.

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Over the last five years we have received five prestigious best practice awards issued by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and a Planning Excellence Commendation for the NSW Planning Institute of Australia. Our commitment to creativity and best practice engagement is demonstrated through our numerous awards.

  • Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Plan Review, 2017 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Award.
  • Strengthening the Future provisions of Public Secondary Education in the inner Sydney area, 2015 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Award (highly commended).
  • Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Citizens’ Jury, 2015 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Award (highly commended).
  • Community Consultation to inform Preparation of Ku-ring-gai Local Centres Local Environmental Plan, 2012 NSW Awards for Planning Excellence: Public engagement and community planning (commended).
  • Coffs Harbour Master Plan 2012 IAP2 NSW Project of the Year Award and Runner Up IAP2 Australasian Project of the Year Award.
  • Airds Bradbury OutLoud community engagement process, the 2010 International IAP2 Award for Project of the Year and the 2010 Australasian IAP2 Award for Public Participation Innovation (2010).


Our clients

Private sector

  • Bluestone
  • Brookfield
  • Elf Farm Supplies
  • Goodman
  • Grocon
  • GSV
  • Holdmark
  • Jemena
  • Mirvac
  • Sydney Fish Market
  • TasNetworks

State and Australian Government

  • NSW Department of Planning and Environment
  • NSW Family and Community Services
  • Landcom
  • Moorebank Intermodal Company
  • NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW State Emergency Service
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Parramatta Park Trust
  • UrbanGrowth NSW
  • Western Sydney Parklands Trust

Local government

  • Ashfield Council
  • Bellingen Shire Council
  • Blue Mountains Council
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Camden Council
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Canterbury-Bankstown City Council
  • City of Parramatta
  • City of Sydney
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Cumberland Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Port-Macquarie Hastings Council
  • Randwick City Council
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils


  • Calvary Retirement Communities
  • International Association for Public Participation
  • New Democracy
  • Playgroup NSW
  • YMCA