We specialise in community problem solving, engagement, facilitation, conflict management, strategy and governance.
We design projects and processes with a focus on developing solutions, rather than running a process for its own sake. We tailor our approach to the task at hand to ensure we deliver the best possible results for our clients.
Comfortable with conflict
Our team acknowledges that conflict and competing interests are a natural part of communities and organisations. We know that dealing with community issues can be confronting. We are valued by our clients because of our expertise and willingness to deal with the uncomfortable, the disenfranchised and the confrontational.
Grounded in content
Our team is grounded both in the content we address and the methods we use. We are not content-free practitioners. Our engagement and facilitation techniques are complemented by an in depth understanding of communities, and training and experience in science, engineering, economics, environment and policy.
The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) as a regional system is changing. While some of the change is outside our control (climate, global markets, technological change), we can shape the t...Read More
In response to a 2014 review of biodiversity conservation legislation in New South Wales, the Native Vegetation Regulatory (NVR) Map was developed to indicate where clearing native vegetation can occu...Read More
The G21 region is comprised of the municipalities of Geelong, Queenscliff, Surf Coast, Golden Plains and Colac Otway. The region is Victoria’s largest regional economy and one of Australia’s large...Read More
RMCG were engaged by the Minister for Roads and Road Safety to investigate community objections and concerns about the proposed changes to the proposed Wandong interchange as part of the Kilmore-Walla...Read More
In 2015, as a result of hostility between stakeholders associated with mining at Costerfield, Minister D’Ambrosio, the Minister for Industry, and Minister for Energy and Resources, engaged RMCG to c...Read More
RMCG were engaged to evaluation the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord (the Accord), to assess the achievements of the Accord and implications for the proposed next phase. RMCG engaged with all 79 ...Read More
RMCG was engaged by the City of Greater Bendigo to help develop Council’s new Environment Strategy. The Environment Strategy – which encompassed food production, local economy and equity – is ...Read More
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 planni...Read More
RMCG were co-leaders in a consortium engaged by MDBA to assess the potential community impacts of the proposals in the Guide. EconSearch was an important member of that consortium. Throughout the proj...Read More
Catchment management authorities in Victoria are required to undertake an annual Board assessment in accordance with government guidelines. RMCG has been engaged by five authorities since 2011 on an o...Read More
RMCG has had an ongoing multi-faceted involvement in the class actions that arose from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the Kinglake (Kilmore East-Kinglake bushfire) and Marysville (Murrindindi bu...Read More
The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program is a collaborative donor grant program administered by FRRR and with funding support from a group of partners that aims to provide some relief an...Read More
RMCG were engaged to evaluate a strategic bushfire risk assessment and planning program trialled in the Barwon-Otways region in Victoria. We worked collaboratively with staff from across DELWP, Par...Read More
Over the last three years the main focus of that work has been on: Water Aid Australia Water Aid helps promote the provision of water and sanitation to the poorest communities across t...Read More