T Issues Local
Blacktown City Council Community
Nursery Evaluation 2007
Grahame Collier is very experienced in
working with local government in the development, delivery and
evaluation of education and training programs. Descriptions of
projects undertaken with local government are to be found on various
pages of this website. Some indication of the breadth of experience
that Grahame Collier brings to work with local government is
Work as T Issues Consultancy
Organisation of Councils [Centroc]
That's a Good Idea! Mentoring Program. Mentoring of two council
staff from Young Shire Council as a part of the TAGI mentoring program.
This was a six month mentoring program involving face-to-face and
Central Regional Organisation of Councils [Centroc]
Management of the final five months of the That's a Good Idea!
Mentoring Program. This Program formed an effective component of the
overall Thatís a Good Idea [TAGI] Program. The mentoring program
was undertaken with nominated staff from five Centroc Councils in the
Central West of NSW and was evaluated as a part of the evaluation of the
whole TAGI program. I coordinated the end stage of the program and
undertook the evaluation.
Some of the mentors and mentees TAGI
Sydney Council. Itís All About Behaviour
A significant project to inform the
development of the Cityís Residential Environmental Action Strategy.
This project developed four reports and focused on how Council promoted
behaviour change among its residents. A significant literature review
and consultation [17 focus groups] formed the bulk of the project.
Project Manager: Louise Holt
City of Sydney
Council. Lane Cove River Ė Our Backyard
Development of an education project designed
to encourage connection with the Lane Cove River for four Councils,
Willoughby, Lane Cove, Ryde and Hunters Hill. This project was
undertaken with Kerry Hides-Pearson from TerraCordis.
Project Manager: Sam Capelli
Ryde City Council
Sydney Council. Review of the Cityís Waste Management Strategy
Along with Phil Smith, Grahame Collier
undertook a strategic review of the draft of the Cityís Waste Management
Project Manager: Michael Neville
City of Sydney Council
Council. Social Housing Project
Development and delivery of eight workshops
for social housing residents in Holroyd and evaluation of this workshop
series. This project was conducted with Phil Smith.
Project Manager: Bernadette McKinnon
Holroyd City Council
Council. Shifting Towards Sustainability Workshops
Development, delivery and evaluation of
seventeen community workshops for Lane Cove residents. Significant
communication occurred with local Lane Cove community groups and
involvement of representatives of these groups in workshop planning and
delivery. This project was conducted in conjunction with Phil Smith
Project Manager: Claire Brittain
Lane Cove Council
City Council. Sustainability Planning
Facilitation of three focus groups Ė staff,
managers, senior management/ administrator to gain input into and
support for Councilís proposed Sustainability Framework. This work was
undertaken with Lee Meredith. A detailed report on the outputs from the
focus groups was submitted to council. This included recommendations for
how to carry the Framework forward.
Project Manager: Andrew Houguet
Liverpool City Council
Facilitation of two Sustainability Street Planning Workshops.
In this project Grahame Collier facilitated two workshops for groups of
community volunteers who were planning local sustainability Street
initiatives. One was for volunteers in Summer Hill and the other in
Project Manager: Janene Harris
City Council: Facilitation of two Energy workshops
One at Bankstown Sports Club and the other at
Revesby Workersí Club. These workshops were a part of Councilís Green
Facilitation of Regional
Sustainability Seminars 2004.
These seminars were
conducted in three locations [Tamworth, Lismore and Shellharbour] during
2004. They were joint activities between local government and a range of
state government agencies. Grahame Collier facilitated each of the
Broken Hill City Council:
In conjunction with Elton
Consulting Grahame Collier developed and focus tested a significant
stormwater education program, focusing on litter prevention and
residential stormwater run-off.
Broken Hill City
Sutherland Shire Council:
Sustainability House and Community Gardens Project.
Ongoing Project. Grahame
Collier has facilitated a number of workshops with council staff,
community volunteers and other key stakeholders to develop a shared
vision and plan for the house and gardens.
Project Manager Kristi Owen
While Employed by the NSW Environment
Introduction of the Protection of the
Environment Operations Act 1999.
Grahame Collier was responsible for
the development of training for local government Environmental Health
Officers to introduce the new legislation. He also oversaw the
preparation of all guidance material to support this training. Two
training programs were developed:
A one-day introductory training program.
This was provided free to two officers per council in NSW [300 plus]
and then on a user pays basis by a licensed training provider [a
further 800 plus officers were trained].
A sixty hour accredited training course
was developed with a licensed provider and delivered on a user pays
basis to over 300 Environmental Health Officers
The NSW Branch of the Institute of
Environmental Health and the NSW Local Government and Shires
Associations were significantly involved in this project.
Development and Delivery of the Litter
itís in your Hands and Don't be a Tosser Campaigns
[1999 to 2003].
significant social marketing campaigns provided specific support for
local government by way of:
Training for environmental health and
enforcement staff on the litter legislation and community education
approaches. Developed and in part delivered by Grahame Collier in
ten locations around NSW.
A Council education kit, containing all
campaign material and assistance in how to localise it.
Ongoing guidance and support for Councils
implementing litter programs
Development and delivery of the NSW
State-wide Urban Stormwater Education Program [1998 to
architect of this program, Grahame Collier worked extensively with local
government in the:
Development of the strategic approach to
the issue of stormwater and how education might assist.
Development and delivery of 4 phases of
the mass medial campaign.
Development of a council kit to carry all
Development and some delivery of training
[2 days] for council staff in how to plan and evaluate education
Support for on the ground planning of
local government stormwater projects.
Development and delivery of the Our
Environment Ė Itís a Living Thing Program
Grahame Collier managed this extensive social
marketing program in 2002 and in early 2003. At that time 43 Council
Partners joined the program and conducted local initiatives supporting
this movement towards sustainability.
While with the Department of Environment
and Conservation [2003 -2004]
Significant involvement in the planning of
training of local government staff to implement the Our
Environment Ė Itís a Living Thing Local Government Initiatives
Program. This involved delivery of a one day training program based
around the Council Kit for this project. Grahame Collier delivered
seven of these workshops.
Development of the draft document
Education About Waste: What is Good Practice, involved
significant local government input and the identification of case
studies to support this document. 80 local government case studies
were sourced in all.
Involvement in the project Multi Unit
Dwelling Illegal Dumping Project. This involves chairing a local
government reference group, significant input into the development
of a council kit to assist local government to implement the
Other Relevant Experience
Grahame Collier also undertook significant
work with local government while employed by NSW Health in the AIDS
program 1989 to 1994. This largely focused on developing guidelines
about needles and syringes to support clean up regimes. Negotiation was
undertaken with the relevant professional associations including the
Institute of Environmental Health.
The work was outstanding, on time, of high quality and thoughtfulness.
Grahameís experience as a mentor and educator was invaluable as was his
commitment to the program and the mentees. Calm
skills, professional approach to getting the work done, persistence in
the face of mentees not returning calls.
Rachael Young, Centroc
The Committee loved it and endorsed it on the spot - now going
forward for formal Council meeting endorsement! I really
appreciate your inputs - I think every strategic area of
Council should have a permanent external mentor to review and
help frame the development of projects, policy and strategy
etc. How good would that be?
Matt Brewster, Lithgow City Council
You and Kerry have done a fantastic job in getting
the kit together in the manner it has and the kit will be a very useful
tool for the partner Councils in various ways. Sam Capelli