Our profile and influence

There is no other industry association in Australia dedicated to advocating for businesses in design, advisory, and engineering services.

The good standing and reputation of our members and the professionalism and experience of the Consult Australia team earns us a credible and respected profile with governments, institutions, your clients, and other stakeholders.

Consult Australia has developed long-standing, productive relationships with parliamentarians and the public service across the country. We maintain these relationships through our committed team of policy and state/territory engagement professionals and influential business leaders willing to drive positive change for our industry and our communities and economies.

Our advocacy campaigns are structured on the four key member priorities of PeopleProcurement, Pipeline and Practice.

PEOPLE: Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable workforce for our industry and your business. Our current people campaigns include; striving for mentally healthy workplaces and strengthening Australia's talent pipeline.

PROCUREMENT: Our aim is to enhance productivity through balanced reforms. Our current procurement campaigns include; appropriate building compliance reforms and national registration of engineers.

PIPELINE: Our goal is a smart project pipeline that delivers growth and prosperity for the industry. Our current pipeline campaigns include; building the case for infrastructure funding reforms and seeking a smarter approach to pipeline planning.

PRACTICEOur aim is to enhance productivity through balanced reforms. Our current practice campaigns include; appropriate building compliance reforms and national registration of engineers.

Member-driven advocacy

We rely on active participation by members to drive our advocacy work. We have committees in each state and territory that drive local initiatives. We also have four roundtables that drive our national approach and lend support to the state/territory committees when needed. Also, to help us with particular campaigns or thought leadership pieces we create ad-hoc working groups.

To learn more about our member-driven advocacy including the priorities of each roundtable, current participants and how to get involved click below.

ROUNDTABLES & WORKING GROUPS

Industry Health Checks 

Throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery periods, we are periodically conducting health checks of our membership to monitor changes to our industry's impacts and outlook.  Results from these health checks are in the reports below.

More information

For more information about our industry focussed advocacy work, please contact:

Nicola Grayson, Chief Executive - nicola@consultaustralia.com.au

James Robertson, Policy Lead (People & Pipeline) - james@consultaustralia.com.au

Kristy Eulenstein, Policy Lead (Procurement & Practice) - kristy@consultaustralia.com.au