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Holistic
vision

We believe regional development goes beyond an economic plan. We take a holistic approach, working within communities to help them to articulate their vision, then align local organisations, governments, service providers, and businesses behind shared goals.

Place-based
approach

From theory of change and strategy design, to mapping local ecosystems and identifying partnership opportunities, to strategy implementation and evaluation, our services help communities work towards long-term and sustainable outcomes.

Diverse
experience

We have years of experience supporting regional and remote initiatives towards more sustainable economies. We understand the enablers of development in these contexts, such as education, business development, land tenure, finance, service integration, governance and intercultural engagement.

Case studies

Gunyaŋara Master Plan

Gunyaŋara Master Plan

Developing a 20-year master plan for the island of Gunyaŋara with the Ŋarrariyal Aboriginal Corporation towards Gumatj Traditional Owners' economic and social vision.

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Developing the Latrobe Valley

Developing the Latrobe Valley

Helping the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet better understand the economic realities of life for Aboriginal people in the Latrobe Valley.

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Groote Eylandt future strategy

Groote Eylandt future strategy

With manganese mining on Groote Eylandt winding-down over the next 10 years, we have been developing a plan to shape the island's future economy.

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Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria

Our evaluation of the Regional Community Leadership Program helped us define the common features of effective leadership programs.

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Our insights

Developing East Arnhem Limited

Developing East Arnhem Limited

We developed DEAL's 2020-25 strategic plan for a resilient East Arnhem economy with Nhulunbuy as a regional centre and Yolŋu people as leaders.

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Investing in community

Investing in community

Our cost-benefit analysis found that every dollar invested in the Martu desert community of Parnngurr could result in three dollars of avoided costs.

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Traditional decision-making

Traditional decision-making

SVA Consulting's Cameron Winnet discusses Garma 2019 and why traditional decision making must be at the heart of Indigenous engagement.

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