community-led planning



Community-led planning is about the community being in the driving seat – setting the vision for their town or village based on their needs and aspirations. Now, more than ever, communities need to be empowered to work together to make and create meaningful change.

At Locale Consulting we are passionate about helping communities and councils deliver the best for each other. Our team has specialist knowledge, experience and a significant track record in working with communities to communicate and deliver on their vision. This includes place-based and community-led disaster and resilience planning.

We strongly believe in the value of grass roots and community-led planning to deliver real and lasting results.

Our community-led planning services are led by Emma Broomfield along with Cinnamon Dunsford who both have extensive experience working with communities. 

For a free and confidential discussion on your community-led planning project, please contact Emma on:

T   0421 180 881




Locale Consulting can assist with community-led planning projects by:

/   Collaborating with councils and local communities to deliver action based plans to drive local change

/   Developing community disaster recovery and resilience plans in response to recent natural disasters

/   Working alongside communities to create strategic plans to drive the future direction of local villages and towns

/   Creating detailed or conceptual master plans to develop a vision for important local sites and places

/   Advising on how to embed community-led approaches into projects 

/   Aligning plan outcomes with local and state strategic policy directions

/   Securing grant funding to help councils and communities bring the plans to reality

Our Work

We deliver practical and outcome based solutions in our projects and for our clients. Below are some recent examples of our community-led planning projects.

You can also find out more about other projects in our complementary service areas.

CApability statements

Read more about our experience in community-led projects including place-based outcomes and disaster focused plans:

What our clients say

We have a proven track record working with local councils and not for profit organisations who need help navigating the complexities of the government system. This is what some of our happy clients have to say about us.

This project involved extensive collaboration with both the local community and community leaders across eight unique coastal localities. Locale did a brilliant job of coalescing complex matters into a straightforward document – that we can now use to drive projects and respond to funding opportunities for the Bay & Basin over the next 20 years.

Veronica Husted Bay & Basin Community Financial Services
Veronica Husted

I would imagine that all those who participated would have learnt a lot through the process as Locale directed it. I certainly did and feel that we as a community will be well prepared and able to face challenges as they come our way.

Local community member The Channon Community
Local community member

Through our work with Locale, the Berry Forum were able to establish a clear line of sight from our community needs to the opportunities for implementation.  The community continues to deliver on the projects that were identified, and can fall back on the Plan whenever it needs further inspiration for our next project.

Local community member Berry
Local community member

Thank you so much, would have gone under without your incredible support. Extraordinary – thank you!

Community Leader Nymbodia community
Community Leader

Having the expertise of Locale Consulting was awesome. Locale doing the hard work of collating data and drafting the plan meant that it was created with a level of professionalism that we wouldn’t have achieved without that help.

Local community member The Channon Community
Local community member

The community was encouraged and empowered to take the reins in as many ways as they were motivated and able. And the outcomes thus far are already immense – a fantastic, thorough, concise, clear, user-friendly plan to act upon going forward.

Local community member The Channon Community
Local community member
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