The Initiation phase of the project timeline consists of four parts: Stakeholder Mapping, Concept Development, Gaining Stakeholder Approvals, and Securing State and Federal Project Funding. During this phase, the firm identifies and manages stakeholders, develops optimized concepts, communicates with stakeholders to gain approvals, and secures funding. These activities lay the foundation for successful project planning and execution in subsequent phases of the timeline.
Our stakeholder capability spans across both the private and public sectors, including regional road infrastructure, metropolitan brownfields civil infrastructure, ports, utilities and local government. Our team identify and actively manage stakeholder expectations throughout a project's lifecycle. We prepare and categorise detailed maps, then work with a project stakeholder engagement team to implement outstanding stakeholder outcomes.
Before projects begin, our team analyse the need, the underlying problem, and whether infrastructure alternatives are available. We then collect data to develop an optimised concept, satisfying community needs and remaining inside budget constraints.
Gaining Stakeholder approvals
We manage and communicate with all stakeholders impacted by the project at any point, ensuring effective two-way communication. This allows all stakeholders to express their concerns and points of view, as well as assist in mitigating risks, impacts, and implications that may be positive or negative.
Securing state and federal project funding
We are experts at identifying funding opportunities, demonstrating an optimised solution and developing a strong case to secure the funds and ensure each project is delivered. Our teams have diverse experience collaborating with government agencies to secure funds and plan expenditure accross a variety of infrastructure, including roads, rail, ports and maritime projects.