2018, A Big Year Ahead

We ended last year with a swim at Cottesloe Beach, breakfast at Il Lido and a workshop down the road at St Phillips Community Hall to create a roadmap for 2018. Our last day was spent enjoying some great food and good grooves put on by Dan and his team at Billie H.

So, what does 2018 bring?

  • Expanding to the East Coast
  • Contributing to the future health and wellbeing of all Western Australian’s through our work on the QEII Medical Centre Master Plan
  • Walking shoulder to shoulder with over 36,000 people across WA as they make their communities great places to live
  • Activating places and developing communities in over 60 locations
  • Putting on over 800 events and activities
  • Making engagement something people are keen to participate in like our projects ‘Heart of Beaconsfield’ and ‘Live it Tell it’
  • Continuing our quality of life and social capital research on long-term land development projects
  • Measuring the social impacts on rural and remote projects to ensure community needs are well supported on major resource and infrastructure projects
  • Continuing to create solid partnerships, connections and new relationships
  • Seeking out and injecting internal and external thought leadership to our work
  • Identifying global trends and sharing with our clients and communities
  • Ensuring our long-term projects will continue to thrive after our involvement
  • Continuing to build the skills and knowledge of our residents so they can actively contribute and own their communities

Read our 2017 Year in Review blog

We have some personal ambitions also, and we share them simply to show that when it comes down to it – despite all the things the world would have us think we need – what we really want falls into three categories – personal development, family well-being and community.


  • ‘Be a better adult! Save money, eat better, be more organised…’
  • ‘Teach the kids to look out for their brother/sister’
  • ‘Celebrate family – my brother is coming home after 10 years of being away’
  • ‘Plan a wedding and get married in November!’
  • ‘Hope that my children are successful in finally becoming parents this year’
  • ‘Settle down, grab opportunities and be open-minded’
  • ‘Learn how to cook’
  • ‘Abiding and being still in the midst of a big year, to ensure my work has great impact where it matters most’
  • ‘Apply myself to routine’
  • ‘Be grateful for the everyday simple things we have in this blessed life’
  • ‘Move and speak productively and positively’
  • ‘Learn more and seek to understand’
  • ‘Three of us are hoping to swim to Rottnest in the Port-to-Pub (for the second year in a row!)’
  • ‘Get more involved with my local community’

Happy 2018 and we wish you all the best with all your new year’s resolutions also.