Harbinger Consultants

Culture + Complexity + Change


Harbinger Consultants builds and leads project teams as required by each project or initiative. We are pleased to undertake projects with selected Partners drawn from interdisciplinary backgrounds, to deliver collective impact and high quality results. Our Partners enhance our collective strengths in:

  • Strategic Planning and Impact Assessment including social, cultural, regional and urban planning
  • Regional Development including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprise and Economic Development
  • Placemaking and Place Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement

In past projects, we have collaborated with the following small consultancies:

Brecknock Consulting
Cultural Planning
Brecknock Consulting practice provides services to government and communities in Australia and overseas to assist with understanding cultural resources, people’s needs and aspirations, and the formulation of strategic directions and policy to achieve identified objectives.
Harbinger Consultants worked with Brecknock Consulting in the development of the cultural strategies for Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.

Design, Architecture, Infrastructure
Cloud Dwellers creates imaginative and meaningful designs that are human, context and climate responsive. With a folio of residential, institutional, civic and commercial projects, Cloud-Dwellers has developed innovative and sensitive designs that celebrate both public and private life including small scale public realm interventions. Cloud Dwellers has a particular interest in post-war architecture and has undertaken research and writing about architecture of this period.
Harbinger Consultants worked with Cloud-Dwellers in the development of preliminary designs and feasibility for a proposed cultural heritage facility in Western Queensland. Cloud-Dwellers is also involved in Enabling Suburbs, a side project through which we aim to envision and explore transition and resilience in suburban communities and environments.

Connect For Effect
Social Impact, Cultural Capability
Connect for Effect Pty Ltd. provides integrated and specialist services throughout Australia including results orientated Community Consultation and non adversarial Engagement, Intercultural Relations, Social Sustainability & Wellbeing Research & Strategy, Social Impact Assessment , Social Enterprise and Capacity Building, Consensually negotiated Cultural Heritage Management Agreements, Indigenous Land Use Agreements, Intercultural Training and mentoring – inclusive community engagement,  Corporate Social GRI Reporting and Integrated Social Investment Strategy
Harbinger Consultants worked with Connect for Effect in the preparation of Social Impact Assessments and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments, contributing historical and cultural research.

Nguin Warrup
Cultural Capability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultural Development
Nguin Warrup is not for profit organisation that strives to create greater awareness and appreciation of Australia’s unique Indigenous cultures. This is achieved through a range of community development programs, as well as corporate consulting and advisory services.
Harbinger Consultants worked with Nguin Warrup on the development of the Erub Island Community Cultural Plan for the Torres Strait Regional Authority and will continue this work with further Torres Strait Island planning.

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