Projects found: 10

National Evaluation of the Local Approvals Review Program (LARP)

Client: National Office of Local Government

With Albany Consulting, assisted in project design, undertook background research, and planned and conducted interviews with local governments and their clients regarding the effectiveness of the LARP program across several states.

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Bella Vista Farm Park Community Consultation

Client: Baulkham Hills Shire Council

Location/s: Bella Vista, Parramatta (NSW)

Reviewed the Conservation Management Plan, interviewed key stakeholders and facilitated a one day workshop with community representatives, including on site visits, to explore potential future uses. Facilitated a report-back workshop with Council.

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Inner Western Sydney Participatory Regional Planning

Client: Drummoyne and Concord Local Councils

Location/s: Drummoyne, Concord (NSW)

Developed methodology with Reark Research for community involvement in strategic planning [for this and other local councils], involving community focus groups, and telephone questionaries. Primary facilitation role involved running workshops with elected representatives and senior management.

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Team-West Regional Planning and Coordination Project

Client: Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) Ltd, (lead consultancy, Albany Consulting)

Location/s: Western Sydney (NSW)

Developing a regional implementation model for the Greater Western Sydney region in the context of the Metropolitan Strategy, addressing issues of regional urban planning and management. The project involved research and consultation with stakeholders at local, state and federal level, and with community representatives. This required moving beyond an ‘interdepartmental committee’ model of consultation to…

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Best Practice and Benchmarking in Local Approvals

Client: SHOROC (Warringah, Mosman, Pittwater and Manly Councils)

Undertaken with Albany Consulting, the project researched and developed a benchmarking framework for four Councils for development, implementation and improvement of the development approvals process. This project drew on extensive desktop research of best practice in local approvals in NSW and across Australia and involved extensive qualitative research with residents, councillors, council staff, state government…

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