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UPDATE | Project round up

This week being NAIDOC Week means that Harbinger Consultants’ John Armstrong has been working with the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) to present the 2009 SEQICC NAIDOC Business Breakfast this morning at the Queensland Government’s Parliamentary Annexe. A highlight of the breakfast event was the launch of Neil Willmett’s book, How to start a successful Aboriginal business in Australia. SEQICC also had an information booth at the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day, a highlight of the NAIDOC celebrations.

John’s work with Brecknock Consulting is continuing on the Moreton Bay Regional Council Cultural Plan. John has undertaken community consultations throughout the local government area and consulted with a range of stakeholders in interviews and focus groups. The consultation will culminate in a community conference.

John has also brokered a partnership with Foresters Community Finance to develop business and operational plans as part of the establishment of a community hub within an emerging community. Working for a government agency, the plans will be developed on the basis of community asset building and social enterprise, for which Foresters Community Finance has proven expertise.

Harbinger Consultants is also working with Disability Services Queensland to develop public art and cultural engagement initiatives as part of the redevelopment of Wacol, a facility that aims to provide a positive model of support that protects the rights of adults with an intellectual or cognitive disability who exhibit challenging behaviour. The masterplan for the site has been completed and John’s task will be to identify public art opportunities and integrate public art that engages the residents. This project draws on John’s experience working in the arts and disability sector particularly in the area of cultural wellbeing.

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