Local government

Adaptable Housing Guidelines

Elton Consulting was engaged in 2010 to develop Adaptable  Housing Guidelines for Clarence Valley Council. The guidelines are to support the coordinated delivery of a diversity of housing types to meet the needs of different target groups, including aged, disability or changing family circumstances within the community. The Adaptable Housing Guidelines prepared by Elton were…

Community Strategic Planning Indicators Resource

Elton Consulting and the Institute of Sustainable Futures at UTS were engaged by the Division of Local Government (DLG) to prepare a resource to assist NSW councils in developing community indicators. The project resulted in the preparation of a Community Strategic Planning Indicators Resource, which is available on the DLG’s website. The resource will help councils make…

Community Hubs Feasibility Study

In this significant Study for a new model of community facilities provision for local government, Elton Consulting worked with Parramatta City Council to develop a model of community hubs.  A community hub was defined as “A conveniently located public place that is recognised and valued in the local community as a safe gathering place for…

Manly Community Strategic Plan

Elton Consulting was appointed to facilitate a community and stakeholder engagement process to inform the development of Manly Council’s new Community Strategic Plan. A range of community engagement activities invited community members to test the current vision for Manly and to prioritise the issues identified in Council’s Manly Beyond 2020: Issues Paper. Community members were also asked to formulate their own vision for Manly’s future and to identify strategies that could be considered in the implementation of the Manly Community Strategic Plan.

Palmerston’s Plan: a framework for a revitalised city centre

Palmerston has long been identified as the ‘growth’ focal point of the Greater Darwin Region and in recognising its importance within the Northern Territory; the City of Palmerston has developed a conceptual Master Plan for its City Centre. The Palmerston City centre needs to cater for the growth, social, economic, environmental and recreational needs of the current and future population

Delivering community infrastructure for growing populations

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) supports 25 member councils in outer metropolitan areas nationwide that are experiencing a higher than average annual population growth. It aims to manage the social, physical and planning challenges associated with the rapid growth. As a crucial part of managing these challenges, the NGAA is investigating the potential establishment…

Creating community

Elton Consulting was engaged by Landcom to assist in the establishment and support of a neighbours group for a new residential community, Sanctuary Living in Fletcher, Newcastle.The Sanctuary Neighbours Group is designed to encourage and foster social interaction and inclusion for residents. Elton Consulting was responsible for supporting the Group’s monthly meetings, managing and maintaining…

Botany Bay Integrated Planning

Elton Consulting was appointed in 2011 to assist the City of Botany Bay to implement the entire integrated planning and reporting framework, which was subject to considerable time pressures. We worked collaboratively with the General Manager, Executive Team, Managers and other relevant staff to meet key deadlines including preparing a draft Community Strategic Plan, Long…

Destination 2036: the future of Local Government in NSW

What is the future of local government? In August 2011 the Division of Local Government brought together 327 Mayors and General Managers to discuss this question at a two day strategic planning workshop, Destination 2036. This unique event, attended by every council, county council and regional organisation of councils in NSW, was unprecedented in scale…