Our team has considerable project management experience in the mainstream construction and infrastructure sectors both within Australia and internationally.
Our advisory services include project health checks, gateway reviews, procurement strategies, programming, strategic and full business cases, DfMA advisory and workshop facilitation.
We offer a range of solutions such as project portals and dashboard reporting to assist clients, contractors and consultant teams.
Community engagement, stakeholder relations, strategy development, communications and stakeholder engagement plans.
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS
- STATEGY DEVELOPMENT
- COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER EVENTS
- COMMUNICATIONS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PLANS
Our goal is simple. We want to ensure that infrastructure decision making and project delivery incorporates robust community engagement that builds trust, credibility and meaningful partnerships throughout the project timeline.
Community consultation and communication is no-longer a box-ticking exercise for infrastructure delivery. Neighbourhoods, local businesses, individuals, families and schools are just some of the groups that make-up the rich and diverse fabric of the communities our clients work within. A project that fails to deliver appropriate community engagement can carry even greater costs to the project. Infrastructure Australia estimates that over the past decade around $20 billion worth of infrastructure projects have been delayed or cancelled due to community opposition and a failure to properly engage with affected communities in the consultation anddecision making and delivery process.
We know that every project is different and every community is unique. Acorn communications services can help your project collaborate with communities and stakeholders to identify current sentiments, obstacles, shared objectives and develop clear communication strategies that respond to and reflect community views and values throughout the project delivery process.
Jo is a highly skilled and reputable communications professional with more than 20 years experience, in both Australia and internationally.
With experience in communications strategy development, crisis management, social marketing, pro-active PR and community relations, Jo has a keen eye for identifying risks and opportunities, and developing and delivering the right strategies and solutions for efficient and positive project outcomes.
Jo has worked with numerous high profile government departments and infrastructure firms in Australia and the UK to develop and deliver communications and community engagement strategies alongside significant infrastructure projects.
Acorn is keen to give back to the communities in which it works. Jo is passionate about health equality, particularly in the area of childhood hearing health and improving the social, economic and educational outcomes for children with hearing loss who might otherwise go undetected. Jo completed a Masters of Clinical Audiology in 2020 and as a qualified audiologist donates her time to provide hearing screenings for disadvantaged children in NSW.