Who we are
We believe in making our regional towns and cities a great place to live and work, both now and for future generations. We do this by working with government, community and not for profit organisations who need help navigating the complexities of the regulatory system.
We are not traditional town planners and lawyers – we use our unique blend of skills and experience to develop practical and outcome based solutions for our clients. This includes working across council functions, understanding different levels of government and collaborating with our communities. The end game is more vibrant and prosperous places for us all to enjoy.
Locale Consulting was founded by strategic planner Steve Thompson almost 10 years ago on the south coast of NSW. Steve created Locale Consulting with the vision of being a niche consultancy which had no conflicts of interest and delivered practical and personalised services for the local government sector.
Not long after, Steve was joined by Emma Broomfield, who is a qualified lawyer and mediator with a wealth of experience in the sector. Emma expanded our services to include legal and governance advice, and conflict resolution services.
Our team expanded further when principal planner Cinnamon Dunsford joined the fold, bringing additional resources and experience in the areas of planning, community engagement and policy development.
Over five years ago we relocated the business to the small coastal town of Woolgoolga. As well as a growing portfolio of clients on the mid and north coasts, we retain a strong client base on the south coast and continue to operate a mobile office in the Shoalhaven area to service our clients’ needs.
Locale Consulting specialises in consulting and legal services to the local government and not for profit sectors in regional New South Wales.
Our complementary suite of services include:
/ grant funding / strategy and policy
/ community engagement / mediation
/ governance / legal advice / procurement solutions.
We also work closely with like minded consultants to expand our spectrum of services to include master planning and design, project and contract management, environmental assessment and asset planning. We can also provide conflict coaching and workplace training.
We have a growing list of government and not for profit clients on the south and north coast of New South Wales.
Shoalhaven City Council (www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au)
Shellharbour City Council (www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au)
Kiama Municipal Council (www.kiama.nsw.gov.au)
Wingecarribee Shire Council (www.wsc.nsw.gov.au)
Wollondilly Shire Council (www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au)
Eurobodalla Shire Council (www.esc.nsw.gov.au)
Bega Valley Shire Council (www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au)
Wollongong City Council (www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au)
Goulburn Mulwaree Shire Council (www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au)
Coffs Harbour City Council (www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au)
Bellingen Shire Council (www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au)
Richmond Valley Council (www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au)
Clarence Valley Council (www.clarence.nsw.gov.au)
Lismore City Council (www.lismore.nsw.gov.au)
Glen Innes Severn Shire Council (www.gisc.nsw.gov.au)
Greater Taree City Council (now MidCoast Council)
MidCoast Council (www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au)
Penrith City Council (www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au)
Blacktown City Council (www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au)
Not for profits
Grand Pacific Health
Northern Rivers Screenworks
Shoalhaven City Turf Club
Urban Growth NSW
Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local
who we have helped
We have worked across many council service areas and operations including:
/ waste services / economic development / strategic planning / recreation and open space / cemeteries / aquatics / development assessment / grants
/ tourism and events / environmental planning and services / legal services and governance / assets and works / water supply / arts / tourist parks
/ general managers office / community engagement / property / integrated planning and reporting / community facilities / business units / project delivery