Environment Strategy

City of Greater Bendigo

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 part of a suite of high-level strategies that are shaping Greater Bendigo.

RMCG project managed, wrote and conducted stakeholder engagement to develop a Council wide strategy with input from all other Council departments, the wider Greater Bendigo community, representatives of government agencies, local business owners, and Indigenous organisations. The strategy contained three flagship projects to capture the enthusiasm of local people and organisations. It was enthusiastically endorsed by Council as a tool to ensure the future liveability and health of the region’s communities.


Claire Flanagan-Smith

Claire Flanagan-Smith


B.Env.Eng. (Hons)

Claire has more than a decade’s experience in strategic planning, facilitation and community engagement in a range of industries. Claire’s people and strategy skills are underpinned by a strong understanding of engineering and policy. She helps communities and organisations deal with complex issues, supporting insight and constructive strategy. Claire has delivered quality projects including investigations of community concerns related to mining, regional strategic planning, socio-economic impact studies and strategic planning for a wide range of organisations.