Independent investigation conducted into community concerns relating to the Wandong Interchange


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-Wallan Bypass project.

During this investigation, which spanned the first half of 2016, we listened hard to community members, community groups and local and state government representatives, and then conducted analysis to understand the causes of the problem. Our report to the Minister presented the results of the investigation in a coherent and engaging format, giving him a thorough understanding of the concerns associated with the proposed interchange. The report concluded with a series of recommendations to the Minister to reconceive the interchange project and engage meaningfully with the community of Wandong Heathcote Junction.


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.