Posts Tagged: We Are WSP

A summary of the Housing Diversity SEPP

Introduction The NSW Government has been working at great pace to deliver a range of new planning reforms to remove complexity, improve certainty and reduce approval timeframes for new development projects, particularly those that deliver social and economic benefits for the community. Despite the recent acceleration in planning reform packages to encourage increased jobs and…

Jenny Rudolph PIA

Jenny Rudolph re-elected to PIA NSW Committee and re-appointed as National Board of Director

Congratulations to Jenny Rudolph on her re-election to the Planning Institute of Australia’s NSW Division Committee and her appointment to the role of National Board Director for a second consecutive time. Director, Urban and Regional Planning, and head of Elton Consulting’s national urban planning practice, Jenny is passionate about the role and contribution of planning…

Rebecca Gallacher PIA ACT

Rebecca Gallacher named Planning Institute of Australia ACT Fellow

Congratulations Rebecca Gallacher on being named a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) ACT Fellow! A valued member of our Urban and Regional Planning team, Rebecca is an enthusiastic advocate for better understanding of the drivers affecting both the private and public sectors. Rebecca is a committed and dedicated planner who has given back to the…

Victorian FY20/21 Budget

The Victorian FY20/21 Budget was handed down on 24 November, 2020. The following infographic provides an overview of key spend in the areas of infrastructure & transport, housing, planning, business, employment, regions, energy, health, environment and education. Print version.

City of Newcastle workshop facilitation

Collaboration key at City of Newcastle’s annual Strategic Planning Workshop

Future planning for cities is more critical than ever. The City of Newcastle recently held a comprehensive and insightful Strategic Planning Workshop. Melinda Hewitt; Director, Strategy and Policy, Social Sustainability, facilitated the workshop, working with the City’s leadership team to discuss what it takes to shape cities and regions. City of Newcastle Lord Mayor, Nuatali…

Teams vs Zooms breakout rooms

A guide to breakout rooms on Microsoft Teams

By Calli Brown, National Lead – Digital, Marketing and Design As of December 2020, Microsoft Teams has introduced Breakout room facilities, allowing organisers to divide meetings into sub-groups of up to 50, and to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions. Much like the functionality on Zoom, once the organiser creates Breakout rooms within a meeting, participants…

Ella Burgess, Elton Consulting

Learning client centricity as a graduate

By Ella Burgess, Graduate Consultant Elton Consulting has provided me an incredible opportunity to experience a small company culture with the resources of a multinational. Being a graduate, this has given me so much insight into consulting and the best ways in which to embody a client centric focus. One often overlooked aspect of client…

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…