Three quarters of respondents to our latest membership survey told us they were operating in a higher risk environment than just 12 months ago.

This is no surprise. The last four years of pandemic lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, cost escalation and record rates of insolvencies, rising inflation and geopolitical uncertainty have taken their toll on all corners of the industry.

“Influencing our future” 


 Consult Australia survey

Confidence and continuity at risk with pipeline uncertainty

Consult Australia members across most sectors report having capacity to take on more work, according to the 2024 membership survey.

Federal budget lowdown

Helping small businesses plan for a big future

The Federal Budget allocates millions to support small business. Our National Policy Manager Kristine Banks sheds light on the Federal Budget’s implications for Consult Australia’s small business members.


Shaping great businesses

Pipeline certainty, skills and fair contracts in Queensland

“Helping to shape and build great businesses with great people,” is how Consult Australia’s new Queensland Manager Tim Anderson describes his professional mission. Since joining us in April, Tim has begun shaping conversations and championing members’ interests across three dimensions.


Arup has strengthened its focus on equitable and sustainable transport solutions with the appointment of David Thompson to the role of Australasia Highways Leader. Based in Sydney, David is a leading voice in design excellence and highly experienced in leading complex, large scale projects.

Heidi Sick has been appointed as regional business line director for energy and environment in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Heidi will lead AECOM’s 700-strong energy and environment team to deliver a pipeline of nationally significant projects as the transition to renewable energy accelerates. 

Simon Gray and Carina Bogaard have joined risk advisory and advocacy firm Bellrock. The pair have worked together for 17 years. Simon has a three-decade career as an insurance intermediary and a partner in private legal practice. For the last 18 years he has been advising and advocating for construction professionals’ risk.

From small talk to big change

Can including women in the Monday morning sports debrief really change the culture of Australia’s construction industry? Construction superstar Alison Mirams thinks so.

Roadmaps, pathways and targets for net zero infrastructure

After years of talking, governments are now steaming ahead on initiatives to realise net zero infrastructure.

Gateway to Innovate

Transport for NSW is calling for Consult Australia members to pitch their innovative ideas to uplift productivity on some of Australia’s most complex and high-profile transport projects.

A seat at the table

Engineers are severely underrepresented in boardrooms and university leadership across the country. Here are five ways for mid-career engineers to push through to the next level.


Awards and applause

RLB Managing Director Stephen Mee has been honoured for his “outstanding influence and unwavering dedication” to quantity surveying and to the nation’s property industry.

Energy excellence

Arup has been awarded the role of owners engineer on Stage 1 of the Bulli Creek solar project which is set to become the l09argest grid-connected solar farm in Australia once in operation. 

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Small Business Showcase has published new resources, advice and information on everything from hiring employees, to calculating pay and resolving issues in the workplace.

Construction costs

Sydney continues to be the most expensive city in Australia in which to build, according to Arcadis’ 2024 International Construction Costs report.

Sustainability star

Stantec has been named in the top 10 of Corporate Knights’ 2024 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

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