Stakeholder engagement is an increasingly important requirement for any energy project, but particularly those in or near sensitive environments or communities. Gaining a ‘social licence to operate’ is a critical factor in the success of any project and implementing the appropriate approach to stakeholder consultation (tailoring it to the project size, location, duration and local sensitivities) is therefore critically important.
Aventus is well versed in undertaking stakeholder consultation, both for those on the doorstep of sensitive receptors and those far removed. Our people take pride in listening to the concerns of stakeholders (be they local residents, fishers, government or non-government organisations), providing facts and balancing project requirements with the concerns of stakeholders when preparing environmental approvals documentation.
Depending on the nature and scale of the project, stakeholder engagement involves any or all of the following:
Stakeholder database development and maintenance;
Preparation of Stakeholder Engagement Plans;
Preparation and distribution of project information flyers;
Creation of communications collateral (graphics, posters, websites);
Direct liaison with stakeholders (phone, email, meetings);
Participation in consultative committees and advisory panels; and
Analysing and summarising consultation feedback for approvals documents.
Aventus can take care of all your stakeholder consultation requirements, or is equally comfortable complementing your in-house communications team. Our team includes staff with expertise in graphic communications and website design and operation.