About us


Our team is energetic, professional and approachable. We are passionate about helping our communities prosper.

 Our mission is to provde you with practical and outcome based solutions, which make a difference to your community.

We understand the complexities of local government in regional areas. Our team has extensive experience in the industry in both the private and public sectors . Together we bring a complementary skill set across our services.

We also work closely with like minded consultants who complement our spectrum of services.  By successfully partnering with our collaborators we can tailor our services to include master planning and design services, project and contract management, engineering and environment assessment.

Steve Thompson
Director – Planning and Strategy

Steve is a qualified planner with a strong focus on strategic and policy development. He has over 20 years’ experience across various areas of government and in private practice in Australia and overseas.

He is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and has recently obtained qualifications with the International Association for Public Participation Australasia (IAP2).

Steve has developed a reputation for high quality and timely advice and a unique understanding of project delivery, particularly through a local government context.

Contact Steve

T     0401 700 401

E     steve@localeconsulting.com.au

Emma Broomfield
Director – Legal, Governance, Mediation

Emma is a qualified lawyer and nationally accredited mediator with over 15 years’ experience in the local government sector. She has gained valuable experience within the sector in Sydney, the United Kingdom, and regional New South Wales.

She has specialised in providing legal and governance services in a local government context with a particular focus on contractual and planning matters. She is interested in expanding the use of mediation in the sector.

Emma has an established reputation for her professional approach and provision of practical and quality advice.

Contact Emma

T     0421 180 881

E     emma@localeconsulting.com.au

Cinnamon Dunsford
Principal Planner

Cinnamon is a Certified Practising Planner and experienced community engagement practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the local government sector. She has a range of strategic, coastal, rural, environmental and economic planning experience.

She is a Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and has completed the  International Association for Public Participation Australasia (IAP2) Certificate in Engagement.

Cinnamon is valued for her experience and skill in holistically managing all stages of planning projects.

Contact Cinnamon

T     0401 447 603

E     cinnamon@localeconsulting.com.au

P     PO Box 53 Woolgoolga NSW 2456

T     0419 700 401

E     info@localeconsulting.com.au

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