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Coastal management

Our coastal areas have multiple environmental, economic and social values and are some of the most contested, complex and high profile parts of our landscape.

With an office located on the Surf Coast, one of Victoria’s fastest growing municipalities, RMCG understands first-hand the challenges facing coastal management in Australia.

We bring expertise in brokering conversations and discussions between coastal stakeholders, including community groups, landholders, traditional owners, waterway and marine experts, ecologists and government agencies. This approach builds connections and mutual understanding between parties, enabling lasting solutions to current problems, as well as creating pathways to address future issues.

Our staff understand the relevance of the Ramsar planning processes, migratory bird agreements and coastal planning and policy. We bring a strong understanding of coastal governance in Victoria and more broadly. Our work in the area includes estuary management planning, coastal planning assessments, strategic planning for specific sites, and on-ground action planning for conservation.

Team

Jaclyne Scally

Jaclyne Scally

Senior Consultant

B.App.Sci. (Env.Mgt.) (Hons)

Jaclyne has experience in strategy development, community and stakeholder engagement, community based natural resource management and social research. Her projects have involved environment and sustainability planning for local government, estuary management planning, program evaluations and communication and engagement strategies for government departments. Jaclyne has a passion for working with communities to achieve practical outcomes for the environment.

Trent Wallis

Trent Wallis

Senior Consultant

BSc, MEnvSt, GDipPD(EnvSt)

Trent has a strong background in environmental planning and natural resource management, with particular expertise in waterway management and planning. He is also experienced in community and stakeholder management. He has a strong understanding of the importance of genuine engagement to ensure project buy-in and support. He has worked with, and led, integrated project teams, stakeholder and community project committees, forums and working groups, technical expert groups, as well as a range of other engagement and influencing processes, all tailored to the project and the audience.

Steph McNulty (nee Spry)

Steph McNulty (nee Spry)

Consultant

M.Env., B.Sci. (Marine Biology)

Steph has ten years’ experience working in environmental management. Key areas of knowledge include general ecology and environmental policy. She has specific skills in GIS analysis, project management and stakeholder consultation. Steph’s work has focused on the delivery of balanced, practical and effective environmental interventions.