Loddon Mallee, Wimmera and Central Highlands Regional Strategic Planning

Regional Development Victoria (2009-2016)

Over many years, RMCG has been engaged repeatedly to help Regional Development Victoria, Regional Development Australia committees and the newer Regional Partnerships conduct regional strategic planning in the Loddon Mallee, Wimmera and Central Highlands.

Consultants across our business have supported these bodies by undertaking projects including community and stakeholder engagement efforts, researching and writing strategy, facilitating and MCing forums, and analysis and synthesising for decision makers.


Simon McGuinness

Simon McGuinness



Simon specialises in strategic planning, critical thinking, evaluation and facilitation.  He works primarily in the natural resource management sector, and also has deep experience in rural and regional development. With expertise in mediation and conflict resolution, he has led numerous projects requiring skilful delivery of community and stakeholder engagement processes.

Adrian Kennelly

Adrian Kennelly


B.Ag.Sci. (Hons), M.Ag.Sci., CPAg.

Adrian has more than 30 years’ experience in agricultural business and natural resource management research, policy, education and extension. He is a specialist farm business management adviser, who consults to medium to large-scale private farmers, agribusiness investors, agricultural industry groups and government agencies.

Adrian has specific skills and experience in strategic planning, business analysis, impact and loss assessment, facilitation, and training and education in rural Australia.  Adrian chairs the advisory boards of a number of family farming operations in south-eastern Australia and has undertaken due diligence exercises for several domestic and international investors.

In addition to this, his most recent industry project work includes the development of an Investment Attraction Program for Rural Councils Victoria, an agricultural impact assessment of the Western Highway bypass of Ararat and the development of a business planning program (Our farm, our plan) for the Australian dairy industry.