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Specialties

Asset Management, Regulatory Review, Capital Planning, Business Cases, Climate Change Adaptation, Labour Markets, Place Making,  Resilient Cities, Liveable Cities, Public Spaces,  Social Enterprise, Urban Inequality, Sharing Prosperity, Economic Development, and Circular Economy.

 

We're a small, dynamic firm offering a mix of experience in consulting and research in Engineering, Climate Change Readiness, Economics and Social and Urban sustainability.

 

When we bid for work, you know who you are getting. We do the work ourselves and though we do call on expertise in our wide research and consulting networks, we take full responsibility for the project.

 

We are creative thinkers who relish the challenge of assessing the big-picture.

CO-FOUNDERS

David Francis SIPAdvisory SIP Advisory Engineer Economist Consultant Melbourne Water IPART ESC ERA ESCOSA Yarra Valley Water South East Water Queensland Urban Utilities Water Corporation
Dr Elissa Sutherland SIP Advisory SIPAdvisory Urban palnning labour market analysis regional development social enterprise gift economy sharing prosperity infrastructure research methods

David Francis

Elissa Sutherland

Director and Co-Founder

Director and Co-Founder

I started out as an Environmental Engineer, specialising in water utility management.

 

Gradually I became more interested in the big picture problems that exist with infrastructure provision and management.

 

This has seen me take a more economic and strategic focus and I provide advice to utilities and government departments.

 

I thrive on tackling big issues that stem from regulatory and asset performance reviews. I am motivated to find efficiencies and sustainable outcomes for my clients and their businesses.

 

 

B.E. Env

OGC Gateway Review Team Member Training.

Arup Emerging Leaders

 

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I started as an academic, lecturing in regional development, sustainable cities, public space, and ideas about sharing prosperity.

In 2020 I completed a role as Senior Research Climate Change Officer on the creation of the first Cert IV Climate Change Readiness Course in Australia.  

My focus is on bringing the best out of groups working on issues together, drawing on my teaching experience in the tertiary and English as an additional language sector.

 

The theoretical grounding I have is now translated into practical outcomes as I tackle clients' questions and challenges in innovative ways.

 

B.A.(Hons). LLB. Ph.D Economic Geography

E-facilitation Workshop, DynaMind E-Learning

CELTA qualified

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