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Stakeholder Consultation and Dispute Resolution

To be sustainable, a decision, project or operation needs to be economically viable, environmentally responsible and socially acceptable. It’s all about the triple bottom line.


Our offering aims to help you understand the social impacts of your operations or projects, enhance stakeholder relationships and reputations and contribute to strengthening social networks and capacity. We do this by:


  • Defining and contributing the ‘social’ perspective to decisions, projects, processes and policies

  • Facilitating robust, defensible and meaningful stakeholder and community engagement processes

  • Assessing and managing stakeholder and community risks, issues and opportunities



  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement

  • Social Planning and Research

  • Social Impact Assessment

  • Strategic Communication

  • Facilitation

  • Community Development

SMK Consultants is also experienced in the field of negotiation between individuals, companies and relevant regulatory authorities. We have the capacity to represent a client's interests in gaining public support for a proposal, to resolve disputes between stakeholders and to overcome road blocks within the development consent process. With 40 years' experience in the region, we are sensitive to local and regional issues. We provide a reasoned, balanced approach to all negotiation processes.

Additionally, SMK Consultants has the capacity to support an issue through formal dispute resolution processes, such as through the Land and Environment Court. We also provide expert witness services as required.

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