Our team of leading community relations and stakeholder engagement professionals has a depth and breadth of skills unsurpassed in local markets.

We have provided a range of support to clients, for a variety of engagement programs and projects, including:

Our team has provided long-term support during Public Environmental Review processes and short-term strategy advice for issues management. As Perth’s largest communications consultancy we can quickly upscale our support to respond to your project’s needs.

Leading-practice community relations guided by IAP2 principles

Cannings Purple is a corporate member of the International Association for Public Participation. Our team members are either qualified IAP2 practitioners who have completed the International Certificate in Engagement, or are currently completing the training.

Our practice always draws from the principles of engagement outlined by IAP2 and we consistently refer to the IAP2 spectrum when developing programs with clients.

In 2019 Main Roads WA and Cannings Purple’s work on the community engagement for Matagarup Bridge was recognised in the IAP2 Core Value Awards.

Specialists in infrastructure engagement

Our approach to stakeholder engagement and community relations on infrastructure projects focusses on the need for an integrated approach to engagement which evolves over the life of the project.

We have previously provided support on infrastructure projects such as the Charles Street Busway and Matagarup Bridge. We can provide short-term resourcing solutions during peak times, or provide support for the duration of multi-year projects.

Find out more about our expertise and approach to engaging for infrastructure.

 

Stakeholder engagement positive project profile process chart

Stakeholder engagement positive project profile process chart

In-house or remote support for stakeholder engagement

The flexibility of using a corporate communications agency can be most telling when you’re managing a long-term project which requires support over longer periods, or when you quickly need to upsize your team in peak periods or as a result of extended leave.

We can provide in-house support for the duration of a project or for short periods of intense support. Our team members quickly integrate into existing teams and are skilled at becoming familiar with processes and procedures.

We also work with clients in a less intense in-house capacity as trusted strategic advisors who can be called on to support as required.

Digital meets traditional community relations

Our access to unique and emerging platforms, as well as the mixed skillset within our engagement team, means we are well placed to develop integrated digital and traditional campaigns.

We encourage clients to embrace new tools where appropriate to maximise the opportunities from their engagement process and to streamline efficiencies.

Digital tools aren’t just for public-facing engagement though. The importance of data security in the digital age is also of growing interest to many clients, so we advocate for investing in a trusted stakeholder database management tool to manage your community’s information.

Expertise

Tap into our extensive expertise

Cannings Purple is a full-service PR and communications agency, and we’re great problem solvers. Browse our knowledge and skills about how we help your voice to be heard.

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Stakeholder Strategy

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Environmental Communications

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Indigenous Affairs

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EXPERTS

Meet the stakeholder engagement team

We start and shape conversations that matter.

Simon Corrigan

Simon Corrigan

Director, Stakeholder Engagement

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Sarah-Jane Dabarera

Sarah-Jane Dabarera

Senior Consultant

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Ethan Gallagher

Ethan Gallagher

Consultant

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Paul Vogel

Paul Vogel AM

Strategic Adviser

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Renee Wilkinson

Renée Wilkinson

Associate Director

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