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Vale Toni Rankin

Vale Toni Rankin

Toni Rankin, kind and gracious friend, proud and doting mother and wife, accomplished journalist, and go-to consultant, sadly passed away on 26 December, 2017. 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Having arrived in Sydney on 12th October and started work at KJA four days later, this life-long Londoner has been struck by the similar challenges these two global cities face. On everything from aviation capacity, to managing the need for increased densities, from the requirements for place-making, right through to broadband capacity

Planning to engage – hearing the community voice through the change process

Planning to engage – hearing the community voice through the change process

The newly passed Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill (2017) introduces some significant changes for the way communities are consulted on development proposals. Developers, government, NGOs – in fact anyone with an interest in developing infrastructure needs to take notice of these changes. The two biggest changes, as noted by the NSW Property Council are:
1. The enhanced place of community consultation in the early stages of the planning process, and
2.  A new focus on strategic planning at a local level.

Modern Engagement Professionals

Modern Engagement Professionals

The KJA team is often asked to present at events both in NSW and in Victoria. One such event was held last month in Sydney, on the topic of Engagement Professionals as Influencers. In this extract of a presentation by Kathy Jones, Kathy considers what makes an engagement practitioner unique and explore the key role of innovation in bringing our clients closer to their communities. 
As you’ll read, at the heart of successful engagement is the ability to innovate, with the right people to deliver the innovation solution. 
 

The Warren Centre Governors lunch with The Hon Andrew Constance MP

The Warren Centre Governors lunch with The Hon Andrew Constance MP

This monthly event is an opportunity for the Warren Centre’s Governors, Board, Executive and their guests to network with key influencers in Sydney.  This month’s speaker was The Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure.