What makes us tick
We are a small, dedicated and trusted team of deep-listeners and problem solvers who are committed to creating better outcomes for regional communities.
It matters to us how people are connected to their places and spaces, and to each other. We are driven by a desire to make a positive difference.
We live, work and play in regional NSW, and are proud to be a successful small business that understands regional communities.
Whatever the brief, we bring a deep level of care and always take time to understand the local context and realities. We genuinely engage with communities to deliver projects on time and within budget. No cookie cutters here.
Our team and approach
We love improving community spaces and places, solving complex issues, engaging communities and elevating local leaders.
When you work with us, what you see is what you get. You can expect personal, proactive and independent advice, with a strong dose of realism.
We are not afraid to go where others won’t!
Director Learning + Engagement
Emma brings an incredible ability to listen, understand people, solve problems, tackle tough topics and create meaningful conversations. She uses her conflict resolution and legal qualifications to design and facilitate fresh engagement and learning experiences.
Director Places + Strategy
With a design and planning background, Steve describes himself as a connector of dots – he is an expert in bringing together the expertise of communities, clients and stakeholders to deliver
lasting solutions for regional communities.
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“A huge thank you for the support and commitment you have given my team this year. Your professionalism, knowledge, skills and aligned values have seen us land two extremely critical projects.”
“I really appreciate the insight, flexibility and professionalism you have brought to this project, and most of all your genuine commitment to meaningful outcomes. I know the Lismore community will be better off.”
“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.”
Locale Learning is the training arm of Locale Consulting, established in 2020 with the mission to deliver a new kind of leadership support for local councillors.
Having seen first-hand how local councils shape everyday lives and also how steep the learning curve is for councillors, we recognised the need for a fresh and innovative approach.
We have worked for local councils, State government agencies and community organisations, and delivered hundreds of projects in over 40 local government areas. Here is a snapshot of selected clients.
Our door is always open for a good cup of coffee and conversation to see if we are the right fit.