Communication & stakeholder engagement with Aurecon, harnessing collaboration and change for better infrastructure outcomes

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Communications & stakeholder engagement

Harnessing collaboration and change for better infrastructure outcomes

From government agency alignment, through to establishing successful partnerships, building high performance teams and culture change, transparent reporting and community consultation; effective communication and engagement is crucial in the successful design, development and delivery of infrastructure. It is especially important when connecting those assets to strategy.

With an unprecedented demand for investment to support economic and social infrastructure that will keep pace with a rapidly changing world, it’s simply not feasible for important projects to be derailed by a lack of appropriate consultation.

An effective engagement strategy can influence go-no-go decisions on investment, enable social licence to operate, de-risk complex negotiations, re-organise internal resources to deliver projects effectively and deliver infrastructure that is welcomed by the communities we serve.

We engage differently

When Aurecon leads community consultation and stakeholder engagement activities, we work with our partners to lead the right conversations at the right time. Communication and stakeholder engagement is about two-way communication and an open dialogue – we speak, listen and collaborate with stakeholders to motivate, educate and reach the best possible outcomes. 

Globally, the collective experience of our Communication and Stakeholder Engagement team is unparalleled. Balancing local knowledge with global best practice, our leaders and consultants work to solve the critical communication and stakeholder engagement challenges inherent in complex infrastructure projects.

We are passionate about delivering infrastructure that lives within communities and enhances the natural environment, rather than infrastructure that communities need to live with.

Working with Mana Whenua

He aha te kai ō te rangatira?
What is the food of the leaders?

He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.
It is knowledge. It is communication.

We value genuine and collaborative relationships with mana whenua to ensure Te ao Māori is embedded in the development, planning, design and delivery of major infrastructure projects. On Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, iwi are represented at all levels of the project, in governance, management and delivery, and the project is grounded in Mātauranga Māori. On this project and many others, we are working with Māori businesses and creating opportunities for employment and training, helping create a legacy that lasts long after the project is complete.

We partner with you

At the forefront of engagement research and trend development, our methodologies have been developed and tested across public and private sector projects all over the world.

We work specifically to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Support projects and communities  – we identify and present community concerns, and work closely with you to find solutions that resolve engagement barriers
  • Secure your licence to operate – our multi-pronged approach aims to secure your ongoing stakeholder support
  • Identify barriers to progress – our process identifies risks and resolution strategies to minimise delays and keep projects running on time and on budget

Our capabilities deliver innovative, collaborative consultation that proactively engages communities and stakeholders in the decision-making process.

  • Engagement with stakeholders and the wider community
  • Iwi engagement
  • Community consultation
  • Infrastructure communication
  • People and change
  • Strategic communication
  • Digital engagement
  • Social research and analysis


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