Stakeholder and community engagement for a federal government department

Client:Department of Defence
Location:Maribyrnong, Victoria

Elton Consulting was appointed by the Commonwealth Department of Defence in 2017 to provide communication and community and stakeholder engagement services to support the sale of the 128 hectare Defence Site Maribyrnong.

A number of Victorian government departments and agencies have an interest in the sale of Defence Site Maribyrnong including the Victorian Planning Authority, EPA Victoria, Heritage Victoria and Transport for Victoria, and the site sits across two local government areas. The site has a rich history both as a former operational Defence site, and because its sale has been under consideration by many governments for many years. There is strong community interest in the site and how it will be used in the future.

Elton Consulting developed a communication and engagement strategy to support the sale process and is still being retained to implement the strategy and provide on call advice as needed.