Local government

Future Directions of Community Centres Strategy

With its population expected to rise from 70,000 to 160,000 in the next 25 years, the City of Playford engaged Elton Consulting and Sustainable Focus to look at what community infrastructure would be needed to manage this growth. The result was the Future Directions of Community Centres Strategy which recently received a commendation award from…

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…

Holroyd City Council consultation and research program

As part of Holroyd City Council’s ‘Living Holroyd’ project in 2010, Elton Consulting assisted with the largest ever consultation exercise for this western Sydney Council. Aimed at engaging the community in identifying priorities and strategies for the next 20 years, the combination of interactive consultation activities and community-wide social research will ensure the Holroyd Community…

Bega Valley Shire Council Strategy Development

As part of the development of its new Community Strategic Plan, Bega Valley Shire Council sought assistance from Elton Consulting, in partnership with Dr Kim Houghton from Strategic Economic Solutions, to develop strategies around particular issues that are most challenging for the Shire. These included economic development, affordable housing, aging and young people. The project…

Dee Why Town Centre Community Facilities Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study

Dee Why, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, contains the largest population within the Warringah local government area and is set to grow significantly due to its identification as a ‘major centre’ in Planning & Infrastructure’s North East Sub-Regional Strategy. In 2011 Warringah Council commissioned Elton Consulting to develop a Dee Why Town Centre Community Facilities Needs…

Community Forums for Imagine Canterbury

Elton Consulting was engaged by Canterbury City Council to design and facilitate a series of broad based community forums to provide input to the Community Strategic Plan. The project involved leading the community through a discussion about their aspirations, while assisting them to understand Council’s competing demands and limited resources. Elton Consulting also provided facilitator skills…

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…