Reducing Public Outrage: Six Effective Strategies

Last year we were fortunate enough to attend a workshop with internationally renowned Dr. Peter Sandman, who is an expert in managing public outrage and risk communication. We aren’t by any means experts in this area but we felt compelled to share some of our key learnings. In our previous article, Managing Stakeholders in High-Stress […]

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Proactive Engagement with Community and Stakeholders: WA Groundwater Replenishment Scheme

Following on from my blog about the Power of Proactive Engagement, I thought I’d tell you a little more about an innovative community engagement case study by one of our clients, the Water Corporation.    The WA Water Corporation has begun work on its groundwater replenishment scheme. Groundwater replenishment is an innovative concept where treated wastewater […]

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Case Study: Novo Rail – Winner of the COI Award for Community Engagement

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Champions of Innovation Award in Community Engagement. Congratulations to Novo Rail Alliance and Aurecon who led the communication and engagement within the project. Novo Rail, as a partnership between Aurecon, Laing O’Rourke and RCR Infrastructure together with Transport for New South Wales, worked together to deliver the […]

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Announcing: The International Champions of Innovation in Engagement Award 2016

Are you being innovative in your approach to engagement? Have you been working on a project that deserves recognition? We are inviting all practitioners in stakeholder and community engagement, planning, communications, media and public relations to submit entries for the 2016 Champions of Innovation in Engagement Awards. This award recognises outstanding initiatives or projects that […]

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Cracking the Small Cap Code: Changes to Community Consultation Requirements

In March 2016, the NSW dept of Resources and Energy released their Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation, which outlines new, enforceable mandatory record keeping and annual reporting rules for prospectors.  This development reflects a growing national focus on the importance of process, documentation and reporting for community consultation in the sector. Are you prepared for the changes? The new […]

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Case study: Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance

Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) established the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance to carry out innovative infrastructure upgrades that would improve the existing irrigation delivery system, increase agricultural productivity, create water savings, and ultimately ensure the future viability of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.   The Challenge Key elements of the upgrade included converting open channels to pipelines, channel […]

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