About us

who WE ARE

Locale Consulting works for local councils and not for profit organisations who need help navigating the complexities of the government system.  Given our unique blend of services, we work across a broad section of local councils operations and functions.  This gives us valuable insights into the operation of local government and makes us different from traditional town planners and lawyers.


Our history

Locale Consulting was founded by strategic planner Steve Thompson in 2009. Emma Broomfield, a qualified lawyer and mediator, expanded our services in 2012 to include legal and governance advice.  In 2014, principal planner Cinnamon Dunsford joined our team, bringing additional resources and experience in the areas of planning, community engagement and policy development.

Locale Consulting started on the south coast of New South Wales and relocated to the Coffs Harbour region in 2013. Our main office is in 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.


our services

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 and 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.

Our clients

We have a growing list of local government and not for profit clients on the south and north coast of New South Wales.


local government

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

Bundanon Trust

Motorcycling NSW

Grand Pacific Health

Wollongong University

Northern Rivers Screenworks

Rainbow Cottage

Shoalhaven City Turf Club

Urban Growth NSW

Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local

who we have helped

We have worked across 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, aquatics, business units and project delivery.

About Us | Consulting services for local councils and not for profits

We have the experience, let us help You


PO Box 53 Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Phone: 0419 700 401

Email: info@localeconsulting.com.au

© 2017 Locale COnsulting Pty Ltd.