Eva has worked with local councils, state government, and the private sector to support economic growth, strategic planning, disaster management, First Nations engagement, design and creative projects, and customer journey mapping.


Gold Coast City Council

Eva in partnership with Quintessential worked with the Economic Development Branch at City of Gold Coast to facilitate an economic growth and resilience program for businesses across the Gold Coast region.

The team engaged with a range of businesses across multiple precincts to determine the key challenges and opportunities they face with the intention of identifying, validating, and developing a number of key actions and recommendations to support economic development. This program of work involved:

  • Leveraging stakeholders’ involvement through a co-design process to define economic stimuli actions
  • Convening several internal and external workshops to identify challenges and opportunities
  • Articulating the key issues raised during the engagement process, to identify local and systemic issues for consideration
  • Reviewing the outcomes holistically using economic development based models to support decision making
  • Providing a report with actions and recommendations for Council


Great Barrier Reef

Eva in partnership with Quintessential supported the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the QLD Wildlife & Parks Services to review their Reef Joint Field Management Program Business Strategy 2022 to 2026. This involved working with the executive leadership group to define a program of work that enabled them to monitor and govern the activities to:

  • Drive an innovative, effective, and efficient Reef Joint Field Management Program for marine and national parks
  • Provide guidance for delivery of field management by establishing priorities, strategic directions and intended outcomes
  • Establish performance indicators to monitor, evaluate and report on the Program’s performance
  • Assist decision-makers responsible for effective allocation of program resources
  • Enable the program to manage, prioritise and respond to existing and emerging threats to the World Heritage Area and the program
An aerial view of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia


Department of Employment Small Business and Training

As part of the Diversity Australia facilitation team, Emma facilitated a masterclass for the Minister for Small Business and Training as part of the Reimaging Workforce Summit in Brisbane in May 2023. Emma’s masterclass focused on generating ideas for attracting and retaining staff for Queensland businesses.


On Common Country

Eva in partnership with Quintessential supported On Common Country (OCC) to apply for an Indigenous Skills and Employment Program grant to support young Indigenous people to develop skills and find meaningful employment across a range of industries throughout Far North Queensland. These include manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and ecological services.

OCC works with Regional Training Organisations and businesses to match economic need with community need and ensure greater success of participants through targeted engagement, planning and training delivery.

The team engaged with several small, medium, and large businesses across the Townsville region to support the grant application, build relationships and plan for OCC’s future growth. As part of the process the team met with key peak bodies to understand the economic growth potential of industry and projects across the region. This includes major energy and infrastructure projects.



Are-Able is a Victorian non-for-profit organisation that works with people with disabilities to train and support them into open employment and improve their quality of life. Eva developed a growth strategy to support Are-Able’s growth over the next 5-years with particular focus on sustainable and attainable growth in accessibility sectors such as NDIS and Employment Services.

Eva supported Are-Able through its brand redevelopment by creating new visual collateral including a corporate video. We also co-designed a unique customer journey map and provided supporting communications for the Student Leavers Employment Program, supporting young people with disabilities.

On Point

On Point Philanthropy

Eva worked with Bulimba Business Development to update OPPs website content, social media, and case studies to support the organisation’s important philanthropic work and bring OPPs experience, vision, and objectives to life

The team undertook executive interviews to tap into OPPs core values, culture and the essence of service delivery and gain an understanding of the client base. This enabled Eva to develop targeted content that highlighted services and success stories in a visually compelling way.

Young volunteer standing in room with a charity box.


Country to Coast Disaster Coordination Framework and Emergency Volunteer Engagement Framework

Eva was engaged to develop a suite of digital tools and communications to make the CCQ disaster coordination framework accessible and easy to use. This included new branding for CCQ’s disaster information, online content, flyers, brochures, banners and social media content. The team developed an engagement and communications strategy and suite of materials to support the CCQ Volunteer Registration service for health professionals.


Tweed Shire Council

Eva in partnership with Better Cities Group supported Tweed Shire Council to engage with local community groups, representatives, support organisations and residents about the future of the Banora Point Community Centre. The team undertook a range of engagement activities, including community workshops, to develop a Banora Point Future Options Paper. The engagement was highly successful, with Council able to make a decision on the future of the centre to align with the values and vision of the community.


Byron Shire Council

Eva in partnership with Better Cities Group supported Byron Shire Council to engage with local community groups, representatives, organisations and residents about upgrades to South Beach Road, Brunswick. Council is concurrently developing a South Beach Road Masterplan which will reflect community views and proposed future works. The team engaged with stakeholder community organisations to get an early indication of community views and inform the early design process that will ultimately be provided for broader community engagement.



Eva was engaged to develop Communify’s first engagement strategy to support its Executive Leadership Team, staff, clients, local community groups, government and other stakeholders to understand its commitment, principles and approach to community engagement. Eva ran a workshop to ascertain objectives, key values, principles, strengths, opportunities, stakeholders, roles and responsibilities, and tactics and developed the strategy to support key projects.


Queensland Regional Tourism Network Secretariat

Eva is the secretariat for the QRTN which drives collaboration across the Queensland tourism industry, supports tourism growth, and builds effective relationships between state and local governments and the wider tourism industry. Eva’s role centres on engagement with RTOs, organisation, and building rapport and understanding among members.


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