ABOUT

We are a specialist firm providing Strategy, Infrastructure and Planning Advisory services to Government, Corporates and NGOs on how to better manage their infrastructure and public spaces for an economic, social and environmentally sustainable future. 
 

Specialties

Asset Management, Regulatory Review, Capital Planning, Business Cases, Labour Markets, Place Making, Urban Transport, Resilient Cities, Liveable Cities, Public Spaces, Community Development, Social Enterprise, Urban Inequality, Sharing Prosperity, Transport Geographies, Economic Development, Circular Economy

 

We're a small, dynamic firm offering a mix of experience in consulting and research in Engineering, 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 a group of creative thinkers who relish the challenge of assessing the big-picture.

STAFF / PARTNERS

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 and lectured in regional development, sustainable cities, public space, and ideas about sharing prosperity.  I have specialist experience in local labour market and industry analysis, planning theory, community development, transport geographies, placemaking, the gift economy & social enterprise, and cradle-to-grave philosophies.  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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Alexandra Gartrell

Specialist Consultant

I have worked as a researcher and consultant in the NGO sector and am currently an academic at Monash University specialising in developing and monitoring programs to ameliorate issues facing those with disabilities in developing countries. I have also taught demographics, urban change and economic restructuring.

 

I have a real passion for helping groups work through issues in the most effective way possible. This has proved invaluable for the community development work that I undertake.

 


B. Econ. Ph.D

Facilitation, Groupwork Institute Australia,      

Collaborative Project Management, Groupwork Institute Australia,

E-facilitation Workshop, DynaMind E-Learning.

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CONTACT US

Cell/Mobile: +61 403  399 419

 SIP Advisory Pty Ltd
ABN: 21 608 422 402

Advising since 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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