kristy-eulenstein

NSW Manager

Kristy Eulenstein

Kristy became NSW Manager in October 2020 (in addition to her role as Policy Lead (Procurement and Practice) and with line management responsibility for our other state and territory managers).

Since joining Consult Australia in July 2019, she has worked tirelessly advocating on issues in NSW. For example, she continues to advocate for better building reforms, engaging with the relevant Ministers, Members of NSW Parliament, Department of Fair Trading and the Office of the Building Commissioner. In addition she has tackled the procurement practices and contract terms of NSW Government clients, and worked with Infrastructure NSW to push the case for better contracting in NSW. 

Kristy is keen to understand more about the challenges and opportunities members providing services to NSW face. Please contact her to talk through any of your issues.

Contact

For more information about any of our policy activities in NSW, click 'NSW NEWS' below or contact Kristy at: kristy@consultaustralia.com.au

For more information about any of our NSW events, click 'EVENTS' below or contact our events and marketing team at: nsw@consultaustralia.com.au or on 02 8252 6700.

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Advocacy in NSW

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    What the NSW Committee does

    The NSW Committee gives members the opportunity to develop strategies to tackle local issues as well as contribute to the national agenda. Committee participants are often called upon to represent Consult Australia in local engagement activities (including meetings with government agencies etc). The NSW Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals.

    Latest 'top 3 takeaways'

    The 'top 3 takeaways' summarise key issues discussed at the last meeting. These are to help the broader membership understand the activities of the NSW Committee.

    1. Market capacity – action by government clients to improve project delivery is currently focussed on recruiting from consultancy businesses, at a time when we are already facing a skills shortage. Participants believe that better project delivery could be realised by instead focussing on better procurement practices and contracting behaviours.
    2. Bank guarantees – clients continue to ask for these despite the work of Consult Australia explaining why they are not relevant and commitments from some clients that they will only be used in very rare cases. Consult Australia has published a Client Briefing Note on Security/Bank Guarantees which we encourage all members to provide to clients to back-up their arguments against this request.
    3. Digital delivery – participants are keen to assist Consult Australia to focus more on digital delivery (including BIM) and also think this is a topic suited to working with contractors on.

    Current participants

    Below is the list of current NSW Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Kristy Eulenstein.

    NameMember Business
    Stephen Fryer (Chair) Northrop
    Scott Powell (Vice Chair) Aurecon
    Hugh Tait AECOM
    Syd Gamble Arcadis
    Rowenna Walker (Consult Australia Board representative) Aurecon
    Kate Day GHD
    Craig Curnow Golder
    Andrew Mather Integral Group
    Guy Pinzone Jacobs
    Mark Carling KBR
    Rob MacDonald MIEngineers
    Alex Campbell SLR Consulting
    Peter HumphreysSMEC
    What the FutureNet NSW Committee does

    The FutureNet NSW Committee gives young professionals the opportunity to design and run engaging social and educational events that allow their peers to develop valuable networks. The Committee is open to members and non-members. The FutureNet NSW Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals willing to create and deliver engaging events.

    Current participants

    Below is the list of current FutureNet NSW Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Linda Gaunt.

    NameBusiness
    Melissa Moritz (Chair) GML Heritage
    Nicolas Roe (Vice Chair)Arcadis
    Meg Panozzo Arup
    Darcy Bevan Aurecon
    Edward Prideaux Integral Group
    Sally Swinburne Jacobs
    Casthuri Kamalaraj Northrop
    Lachlan SykesNorthrop
    Torgan SnelgroveRider Levett Bucknall
    Esther Soon SMEC
    Matt KingTalentWeb 
    Braydon AmesTonkin
    Brigette Humphrey-RobinsonWSP


    What the FutureNet Newcastle Committee does

    The FutureNet Newcastle Committee gives young professionals the opportunity to design and run engaging social and educational events that allow their peers to develop valuable networks in the Newcastle/Hunter region. The Committee is open to members and non-members. The FutureNet Newcastle Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals willing to create and deliver engaging events.

    Current participants

    Below is the list of current FutureNet Newcastle Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Linda Gaunt.

    NameBusiness
    Dominic Piekaar (Chair)GHD
    Jacqui CrawfordAurecon
    Angie HoAurecon
    Rachel StevensonNorthrop
    Tamy DeSouzaUGL Limited


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    More information

    If you would like to find out more about the policy activities in NSW or to join one of the committees, please contact Kristy Eulenstein, NSW Manager at: kristy@consultaustralia.com.au