We know community engagement.

 

We are passionate about creative, innovative and well thought out processes which enable genuine engagement.

Let us assist with your next community and stakeholder engagement project.

Our Story

We are a specialist community engagement business offering consulting and training services to organisations across Australia. Our passion is providing solutions and support to ensure community engagement is delivered in the best way possible to assist effective, outcome-based decision making.

We pride ourselves on personalised service and taking the time to really understand the needs of our clients. Our expertise has been gained by delivering more than 100 community consultation projects, as well as over a decade of experience working in the government sector. We find ways to understand all perspectives on an issue, and are able to provide advice and guidance on the best way to capture these views.

While we have particular expertise in delivering community engagement in the local government sector, our services extend to encompass all types of community engagement, including infrastructure, health, transport and development projects. We hope to have the opportunity to work with your organisation on an engagement project in the near future.

Darius Turner

Darius Turner

Managing Director

Qualifications

Master of Commerce with Dissertation
University of Sydney

Dissertation topic: “Employee engagement in the context of local government reform”

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
University of New South Wales

Integrated Strategic Planning
University of Technology Sydney: Centre for Local Government

IAP2 Australasia Certificate in Engagement

  • Engagement Essentials
  • Engagement Design
  • Engagement Methods
  • Engagement Facilitation

 

Biography

Darius is a highly skilled engagement professional with experience delivering a range of projects and initiatives across the government sector.

Having worked in the local government industry for over 15 years, Darius has a strong understanding of community needs and expectations. During his time in local government, Darius planned and delivered over 100 consultations, ranging from major city wide consultations to engagement on local grass roots issues.

Darius has a friendly and down to earth approach, which assisted as he successfully project managed Willoughby City Council’s response to the local government reform proposal Fit for the Future. This included overseeing the final submission and working across teams to deliver a comprehensive community engagement strategy involving a highly regarded Citizens’ Panel.

Darius has also prepared strategies to grow and maintain an active and responsive online engagement panel of 3000 members, and has presented insights on this strategy to other community engagement professionals at industry conferences.

In addition to community and stakeholder engagement skills, Darius has considerable experience writing annual reports and strategic planning documents, as well as driving organisational performance by developing and reporting on strategic performance measures.

Darius is a clear and strategic thinker who is always professional and approachable. He is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him for your next community engagement initiative.

Karthik Reddy

Chief Technology Officer, Bang the Table

Darius has a wonderful ability to understand the best way to plan and deliver community consultation to ensure all perspectives can be appreciated.This really helps to achieve positive outcomes and effective decision making.

Kathryn Ridley

Corporate Strategy Planner, Local Government Industry

When working with community groups, Darius Turner has a friendly and genuine style, which enables him to build rapport almost instantly. He combines this style with a great knowledge of engagement techniques to make sure everyone has a chance to be heard and understood.

Mark McDonald

Chief Financial Officer, Local Government Industry