strategy and policy

Effective strategy and policy sets the platform for the success of your organisation.


our Approach to strategy and policy

Sound strategy sets the foundations for success – either for your organisation or your next project. We know it is important to think of the bigger picture before launching into an idea.

We work collaboratively with you and use our skills and expertise to develop your desired strategic direction, and to create policies which are actionable and get real results.

Our strategy and policy services are led by Steve Thompson and Cinnamon Dunsford, who are both qualified planners with extensive experience and knowledge in the local government system. We have expertise across a range of local council functions and business units including economic development, waste, tourist parks, cemeteries, aquatic and leisure centres, tourism/events and land use planning.

Where appropriate, we use a range of community engagement methods to assist in developing successful strategies, policies and plans that have buy in from stakeholders. We also draw upon our political, grant, legal, governance, conflict resolution and procurement expertise.

For a free and initial discussion about your strategy or plan please contact Steve on:

 0419 700 401


HoW WE CAN HELP with your next strategy and policy

Locale Consulting can assist you with strategy and policy by:

/   Working collaboratively with you to prepare strategy and policy documents across a broad range of council areas

/   Applying the integrated planning and reporting framework to guide future strategy and policy

/   Preparing industry specific strategies to facilitate economic development in your region

/   Creating ‘hub’ planning to facilitate concentrations of similar uses to encourage long-term improved economic development outcomes

/   Developing site specific master plans for open spaces or local facilities

/   Creating strategic business plans for internal business units

/   Teaming up with communities to create strategies and policies from the ‘grass roots’

/   Developing streetscape master plans for village and town renewals

/   Setting priorities and action plans to empower staff and key stakeholders towards a common outcome

Our Work

We deliver practical and outcome based solutions in our projects and for our clients. Below are some recent examples of our strategy and policy work.

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

Strategy and Policy |Cemeteries Strategies

Cemeteries Strategies

Strategy and Policy | Waste Management and Planning
Waste Management and Planning
Strategy and Policy | Tourist Park Planning and Development

Tourist Parks Planning

trategy and Policy | Berry Community Strategic Plan
Berry Community Strategic Plan

What our clients saY

I’ve been working with Steve, Emma and Cinnamon at Locale Consulting for many years, and they have been invaluable in providing consulting services to the Holiday Haven Tourist Park group in many ways.  Steve has been able to provide a combination of business and master planning services to enable completion of our 12 park business development plans, whilst Cinnamon has been of great assistance in preparing and seeing our DA’s through the system.  She’s also been great helping us work through issues with relevant NSW Government Departments and our communities in some tricky situations.  Locale’s staff are hands-on and work closely with us to understand our issues and find workable solutions.

Kevin Sullivan | Group Manager

Holiday Haven Holiday Parks

“The museum successfully received funding for a substantial refit of the interior exhibitions, as well as the commencement of the out-door project.  The Strategic Plan your company undertook has been pivotal in supporting our endeavours.  We are in essence, gradually making progress through the targets.

Diana Lorentz | Director

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

P     PO Box 53 Woolgoolga NSW 2456

T     0419 700 401


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