Umwelt works with both public and private sector clients to support policy development and review and strategic land use planning at the regional or landscape scale, where multidisciplinary approaches and strategic thinking are essential.
We have detailed knowledge of environmental and social policy and planning frameworks at local, State and Commonwealth levels, with expertise in development, implementation and review of policies, guidelines, strategic plans and programs in the coastal management, biodiversity, natural resources, land use planning and mineral resources sectors.
Our team’s outstanding communication and briefing skills support us to facilitate engagement across community, technical and senior management audiences, including elected representatives to deliver effective policy and planning advice.
This combination of strong analysis and evaluation skills with clear communication and innovative, strategic thinking creates positive and sustainable program and policy outcomes for our clients and the environment and communities they serve.
Areas of Expertise
Our key skills include:
Program and policy evaluation
Social and economic analysis
Strategic and statutory land use planning
Strong technical skills across diverse environmental services and landscape types
The Experience To Deliver
Our project experience spans:
Corporate ESG policies, frameworks and programs
Coastal management frameworks, guidelines, program review and policy advice
Catchment and regional scale strategic planning including natural resources plans, planning. instruments and strategic regional assessments
Regional biodiversity and conservation strategies
Climate change adaptation strategies
Evaluation of land management and land use planning frameworks
Land use transition planning
Social policy and strategy evaluation and review, community development planning
Strategic cultural heritage plans
Public land management planning for conservation and nature-based recreation