Future-proof your Council with strategic planning

We have developed 13 community strategic plans for Councils and we have assisted executive teams in developing their organisation strategic plans.

Let us partner with you and provide expert advice on your strategic processes. We have a real expertise in conducting and facilitating community workshops, leading to the development of community strategies, which the Council can build into a draft community strategic plan.

We enjoy working with executive leadership teams to review and develop organisation strategies and to evaluate the organisation priorities in the use of scarce resources.

We also have an expertise in the conduct of best-value service reviews, using the best-value methodology made popular in the UK, NZ, and here in Victoria.

We conduct benchmarking exercises to compare the performance of specific services and to compare organisational performance against similar organisations, identifying best practices for your internal services and operations.

Whether assisting with developing community strategic plans or organisation strategies, we have the skills and abilities to assist Council.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you to unpeel the best strategic plan for your community and organisation or service-level reviews for your Council.


Blackadder Associates specialises in providing a range of high-quality consultancy services to local government.

Whether you want to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business, ensure that your managers and leadership teams are operating to their maximum potential, be confident that the organisation is well-governed, or need to recruiting senior managers, we have the proven capacity and capability to assist you.

Our key services are:


A recognised leader in local government executive recruitment, Blackadder Associates provides successful recruitment and placement for key executive leadership positions across all areas of Council.


As an experienced local government recruitment business, we have access to a pool of highly experienced executive and senior level professionals who are ready for an immediate short-term or longer-term assignment.


Leadership Development is central to our core business. Our expertise covers all aspects of leadership development.


An effective leadership team will ensure the successes of any organisation.


Do you know if your organisation is unpeeling its potential?


Future-proof your Council with strategic forward planning.


Knowing, understanding, and meeting your governance requirements is critical for local government.


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