Elton Consulting Canberra combines national infrastructure, planning and engagement expertise with local knowledge and understanding. We work collaboratively with our clients to deliver quality outcomes and provide trusted advice.

We appreciate the diversity and complexity of working with stakeholders from all sectors including community, business and government. We strive to develop a shared understanding and provide meaningful opportunities for participation in complex and sensitive environments.


ACT’s first six star Green Star – Communities rating – reflecting international best practice.

Elton Consulting has been working with The Riverview Group and the Land Development Agency (ACT Government) since 2007 to help realise the vision for the sustainable development of this cross-border (ACT-NSW) community.

Home to around 30,000 people, in four new suburbs (three in the ACT and one in NSW) to be delivered over the next 30-40 years. The new development will include around 11,500 new dwellings; retail and community infrastructure. With sustainability at the heart of this project, 800 hectares of land will be reserved for a conservation corridor along the Murrumbidgee River.

Elton Consulting has provided expertise across a range of areas, playing major roles in communications and engagement for the planning and rezoning phases; providing strategic advice; and guiding the establishment of a governance framework and business case for the conservation management trust. Our team also prepared a comprehensive Community Plan, including the development of an affordable housing strategy.




Elton Consulting was engaged to investigate and develop the strategic direction for growth of the Yass Valley Local Government Area (LGA) for the next 20 years.

Our strategy analysed the growth projections for the LGA from a range of sources, reviewed the current strategic planning context for the region and undertook a thorough investigation of opportunities and challenges for the LGA and each settlement.

The strategy also provides guidance as to how future growth could be accommodated within existing settlements without compromising existing characters or land uses.

The strategy responds to increasing pressure for single residential houses in Yass Valley because of changes in policy in the ACT and the constraints of water as a critical limiting factor on growth in several areas