Strategy and risk

Stakeholder engagement

Engaging a broad range of stakeholders in meaningful discussion is challenging, but essential for the success of your projects.

Building awareness, understanding and support for a new infrastructure project is a critical element of successful development, implementation and ongoing operation. However, gaining a social licence to operate from the regulators and community can be an uncertain process and can easily get off track.

By identifying and managing potential issues and conflicts, proactive engagement can help you to develop long-term constructive relationships with your stakeholders, which will build or maintain your good reputation. In particular, effective consultation with your project’s community can improve the project’s outcomes by generating new ideas and identifying potential benefits that are welcomed and supported.

We offer expert, practical advice on effective stakeholder and community engagement during all stages of power and water infrastructure projects, helping you understand and manage the impacts of your activities on stakeholders and the community.  

Our services include:

  • developing stakeholder engagement strategies for clients or projects
  • developing and delivering targeted community consultation programs
  • partnership facilitation (community/business/government)
  • social impact assessment
  • quantitative and qualitative social research
  • communications support