Tag: Consultation


When ‘soft stuff’ is the hard stuff

When ‘soft stuff’ is the hard stuff

Community opposition to new developments is incurring project delays, increased operational costs and substantial write-downs in the value of business assets, much of which might be avoidable. Why this is and continues to occur needs to be examined. A lack of emotional intelligence could be a root cause. As Australia slides off the back of the mining investment boom it needs new investment and engines...

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Communities to create not obstruct

Communities to create not obstruct

New developments present understandable challenges for existing communities. But communities need to stop opposing new development and instead demand a higher calibre of infrastructure outcome if collectively we are to make progress and get the productivity-enhancing infrastructure Australia needs. Here we go again I am starting to feel like Phil the weatherman in the film Groundhog Day. Phil gets caught in a blizzard that he...

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