Planning for Social Sustainability Master Class

Rachel Trigg, recently travelled to Darwin to run a Master Class on social infrastructure planning and planning for social sustainability. The Master Class was a drawcard for participants from the government and the private sector during October Business Month.

The Master Class explored key themes from practice leading theory and the idea that ‘it is possible to create communities which encourage health, happiness and wellbeing.’ Rachel also gave a presentation which discussed key considerations and trends of social infrastructure planning citing recent case studies.

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Community engagement 10 + 1

Brendan Blakeley,  and Rachel Trigg, impressed attendees at the PIA Planning Congress with their presentation on community engagement: ‘Community engagement 10+1: ten emerging trends plus one ongoing truth’.

The presentation was based on a paper developed by Elton Consulting which was provided to attendees.

View presentation and paper.

SIA under the spotlight: What works and what doesn’t in SIA practice?

We presented at a Social Impact Assessment symposium, a series of short presentations by leading practitioners on current practice.

The symposium was hosted by Macquarie University’s Department of Environment and Geography.

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Planning for social sustainability

Steve Rossiter presented ‘Planning for Social Sustainability’ on the academic debate around planning for social sustainability at the Planning Institute of Australia’s National Conference.

It was also presented at The Making International Cities Liveable Conference as well.

View presentation and speaker’s notes.  (Presentation references)


Increasing housing affordability in NSW

At the NEERG Seminar, Jenny Rudolph, Director, Elton Consulting, was asked to provide an overview and comment on the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Housing Rental Housing) (AHSEPP).

View Jenny’s notes here.

Secrets of effective consultation – Communications and Engagement Master Class

Brendan Blakeley, Director and consultation expert from Elton Consulting shared some of his personal tips and experiences in a Master Class: ‘Secrets of effective consultation’.

Held as part of the Northern Territory October Business Month, participants from the government and private sector were treated to a jam-packed event of consultation insights and working examples from Brendan.

View the presentation here.

Social Impact Analysis

Elton Consulting was asked to present a Social Impact Analysis to the Planning Institute Australia. The presentation explored key areas of social impact analysis such as why is important, how to get the best value from it and key outcomes.

Time to Talk about Canberra 2030 as a Healthy City

This paper and presentation were delivered at the Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable Conference, focusing on the need for climate change adaptation to maintain the healthy quality of life so valued by the community.

Nice Plan, Shame About the Place

This paper  and presentation, delivered at the National PIA Congress, outlines how community engagement, community and cultural development, local economic development and community governance can be woven into the planning and physical design process to achieve socially sustainable communities.