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The importance of Plain English in communicating

Why plain English won’t get you unstuck

By Michael Gottsche, Project Director, Communications and Engagement Plain English is the right fix for making dense language more readable. But often it’s your ideas, not your words, that need editing. I’ve rewritten and edited hundreds of pieces of writing over the years: reports, web text, newsletters, speeches, annual reports etc. The author is stuck…

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Hybrid engagement – How to effectively engage in a transformed world

By Martin Klopper, Director, QLD/NT Communications and Engagement 2020 was the year of business transformation. Driven by challenge, global innovation in workplace technology and connectivity has permanently changed how and where we work. Overnight our ability to collaborate was supercharged; but how do we make sure our online meeting tools support productivity? One change that…

Planning post covid

Moving from reactive COVID measures towards innovative planning reform

By Kim Samuel, Director, Urban and Regional Planning in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity – Albert Einstein This has certainly been the case with the COVID-19 pandemic, which generated profound health, economic and social impacts across Australia. At the same time it provided a glimpse of the innovative and collaborative ways the…

Biodiversity webinar

Building back better – how do we create a better environment for native flora and fauna in our cities and towns?

Our diverse urban and peri-urban environments provide critical refuge and habitat for many of Australia’s native endangered species. In these environments, metropolitan and regional local governments have an essential role in protecting and enhancing biodiversity. Improving outcomes for urban wildlife is closely linked to enhancing habitat connectivity. The focus on shared spaces allows us to…

Calli and Petra IWD

International Women’s Day 2021 – #ChoosetoChallenge

Elton Consulting, A WSP Company, celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2021. This year’s theme was #ChoosetoChallenge. View WSP’s pledges to #ChoosetoChallenge. Here are some posts from our team, pledging support to challenge gender bias, supporting gender equality and celebrating women’s achievements:

NSW planning

Have your say on the Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed NSW Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy

Elton Consulting congratulates the Government Architect NSW (GANSW) on the public exhibition of the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for the proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). Elton Consulting’s planning team was pleased to provide strategic and statutory planning advice to support the GANSW to deliver the best planning, place-making and design…

Who called this Teams meeting? How to facilitate a successful online meeting

By Deborah Palmer, Director, Communications and Engagement The COVID-19 pandemic has seen more businesses than ever before moving online – including meetings. For many, online meetings mean engaging and hosting using new technologies which can present additional challenges. Here is some advice from the ‘Elton Consulting Brains Trust’ on how to facilitate a successful online…