Seftons was engaged by the National Biodiversity Strategy Review Taskforce to coordinate the public consultation program for Australia’s Draft Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020. The aim was to engage stakeholders through running information sessions around Australia and encouraging individuals and organisations to make written submissions on the strategy.
Some 345 people attended the 12 information sessions, and 174 written submissions were made by a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Our report involved writing abstracts of each submission to ensure all responses were represented, categorising responses into key issue areas to identify recurring themes, and writing both a short and long report capturing all the key themes and recommendations, presenting the range of views clearly and fairly and in the most useful manner.
What our clients say
Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
I would particularly like to note the care taken in planning, organising and ensuring that all facets of the information sessions went smoothly. The event management and facilitation skills displayed while implementing the information sessions, especially within the Department’s tight deadlines, has demonstrated the organisation’s highly developed project management and facilitation skills and ability to adapt to suit the moment. Furthermore, I would also like to acknowledge the fine and courteous service rendered to participants of the information sessions – both audience and presenters, and to stakeholders who made enquires or registered their interest. Feedback from participants has been very positive.