Past Projects

Examples of projects undertaken by THA Consulting.

Training and Facilitation

TrainingClient
Community event organiser workshops are tailored to the needs of participants.
We carefully assess needs and create practical workbooks and other tools for participating event organisers.
Topics include:
- Event Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
- Event Management Plans
- Strategic Planning
- Succession Planning
- Grants, Sponsorship, Fundraising
- Compliance and Operations
- Budgeting, Sponsorship and Funding
- Maximising Tourism Outcomes
- Marketing and Communications
- Contract Management
- Human Resources
Local government clients have included:
- Ashburton (WA)
- Macedon Ranges
- Strathbogie
- Mildura
- Cardinia
- Moira
- East Gippsland
- Wodonga
- Mitchell
- Mornington Peninsula
- Monash
- Hobsons Bay
- Casey
- Colac Otway
- Bendigo
- Hepburn
- Wellington

Tourism organisations include:
- Grampians Tourism
- Yarra Ranges
- Goulburn River Valley
Event risk management and event planningMacedon Ranges Shire Council
Event Risk Management - 1 day workshops Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
International Standards - Event Risk Management - 1 day workshopsSAI Global (various organisations)
Event compliance and riskMitchell Shire Council
Facilitation of Strategic Plan - multiple sessionsSheppARTon Festival
CaLD Better Events Program - – 7 workshop seriesHobsons Bay City Council
Facilitation of Airey's Festival of Words - Strategic Planning sessionSurf Coast Arts
Facilitation of event industry workshop for Places of Public Entertainment permitsVictorian Building Authority
Event Risk, Safety and Emergency Management - 1 day workshopsProfessional event organisers
Safe Event Site Planning - 1 day workshopProfessional event organisers
Event Traffic and Transport Management Planning Professional event organisers
Good Event Management PracticeProfessional event organisers
Risk and Safety Workshop  for TAFE teachers and lecturersChisholm Institute
Facilitation of Riverina Regional Tourism Strategic Planning workshopRiverina Regional Tourism
Lecturer in Event Management and Project Management (Sport Industry Development)Victorian University
Lecturer and tutorBallarat University (now Federation University)

Strategy and Business Planning

ProjectClient
5 year Strategic and Business Plan (2005, 2009, 2017)Deni Ute Muster
ACT - Event Attraction StrategyAustralian Capital Tourism
Aus Music Festival Strategic Plan (2013)Shipwreck Coast Marketing
Chinese Precinct Events StrategyCity of Greater Bendigo
Eastside Live 3 Year Events StrategyMelton City Council
Event Processes, Application and Events GuideMitchell Shire Council
Events Plan & Business Events PlanGreat Ocean Road Regional Tourism
Events StrategyCity of Casey
Events Strategy for City of LauncestonCity of Launceston
Festivals and Events StrategyCity of Kingston
Gippsland Business Events Plan (2013)Gippsland Tourism Limited
Grampians Produce 5 year Strategic PlanGrampians Produce Inc
Latrobe Events Strategy and Action Plan (2013)Latrobe City Council
Mildura Rural City Council Events Strategy; Event Funding Program; Event Policy (2014/15)Mildura Rural City Council
Planning for 100th anniversary of first powered controlled flight celebrationsMelton City Council
Review of Event Strategy Research and Event Processes; Events Strategy, Funding Policy and Event Application process and Planning Guide (2014/15)Hobsons Bay City Council
Sunbury Grapegrowers Association - 5 year Strategy and Action PlanSunbury & District Grapegrowers Association
Surf Coast Events StrategySurf Coast Shire Council
Tumbafest – 5 year Strategic PlanTumbafest
Wellington Hallmark Events StrategyWellington Shire Council

Policies, Procedures, Guides

ProjectClient
Event Framework - Application, Guide, Internal ProcessesShire of Ashburton (WA)
Event Guidance Material - Police and External stakeholdersVictoria Police
Event Planning Guide, Event ApplicationHobsons Bay City Council
Event Procedures and Events GuideMitchell Shire Council
A-Z Events GuideMornington Peninsula Shire
A-Z Events Kit, and Event Application forms City of Yarra
Event Guide and Internal Operations ManualSurf Coast Shire
Event procedures review, Event Guide, Event ApplicationsCity of Monash
Event Sponsorship Policy and GuidelinesCity of Wodonga
Events Grants Policy and Event GuideWellington Shire Council
Events Strategy and Policy, approval process, funding and sponsorship guidelinesCity of Casey
Review of event permitting processes Hobsons Bay City Council

Reviews, Research, Feasibilities and Tenders

ProjectClient
Review of Homeless and Support services (3 programs)Anglicare Victoria
Tender documentation and project management for Anzac Projections on NGV International.Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Tender documentation and selection process for Australia Day Victoria major events (multiple events).Department of Premier and Cabinet
Tender documentation and selection of contractors for 2 major events.Bayside City Council
Feasibility Study for proposed Boutique Beer Festival.Ararat City Council
Review and Audit of Brimbank Festival.Brimbank City Council
Tourism and Events Plan update, and review of RACV Energy Breakthrough Award application.Central Goldfields Shire
Review of governance and management of St Kilda Esplanade Art and Crafts Market.City of Port Phillip
Audit and gap analysis of event risk and safety plans.Sydney Road Street Party and Brunswick Music Festival 
"Events - Make them your Business!" Information Guides for event organisers, businesses and community organisations.Colac Otway Shire
Audit and gap analysis of event risk procedures and policies.Crown Melbourne
Development of Position Descriptions for all staff and recruitment of senior staff.Deni Ute Muster
Gippsland Business Events - business events research (with Bill Fox & Associates and Street Ryan).Destination Gippsland Limited
Review of the Daylesford Recreation Centre management (with Sportswise).Hepburn Shire Council
Acting Tourism, Recreation and Economic Development Manager.Hepburn Shire Council
Jayco Herald Sun Tour market research.Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Latrobe Tourism Audit and Review of Visitor Services (with Bill Fox & Associates).Latrobe City Council
Feasibility and Strategy for new Aus Music Festival (with Brendan Downey & Associates).Shipwreck Coast Marketing

Event Management & Project Management

ProjectClient
Anzac Centenary projects:
- Anzac Light Projections on NGV International, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
- Development of event guide/resources for ANZAC Day and Anzac Centenary event organisers.
- Collation of state-wide ANZAC Day and Anzac Centenary event information for website and distribution to emergency services and regulatory authorities.
Department of Premier and Cabinet - Veterans Branch
Various State Government events including:
-Remembrance Day State Services (Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne).
-State Memorial and Funeral Services (St Paul's Cathedral, Federation Square).
- Anzac Day Luncheons (National Gallery Victoria).
- Queens Diamond Jubilee projects.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Australia Day Victoria - Melbourne's celebrations (2012, 2013, 2014) including:
- Fireworks (Kings Domain Gardens) and new event at Docklands.
- Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall.
- Australia Day Parade, Swanston St, Melbourne.
- RACV Federation Vehicle Display and Family Picnic (Kings Domain Gardens).
- Australia Day Luncheon.
- Australia Day Concerts at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
- Ambassador and sponsor functions.
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Department of Premier and Cabinet, Strategic Communications and Protocol Branch
Docklands Events: Welcome to Winter Sister City celebrations; Summer events (Dig Docklands; Sand sculptures, Try Fishing); Food and Wine FestivalDestination Docklands
Wilson Botanic Gardens Sunset Series Movie NightCity of Casey
Planning for AFL pre-season matchCity of Casey
Management of Eastside LiveCity of Melton
Inaugural Excelior Cyclismo (cycling event)TL Sports (Bendigo based)
Diversity of major, sport, community and civic events over 10 years including Australian Ex-POW Memorial Opening, Eureka 150, Masters Games, Australian Military Tattoo, Begonia Festival and numerous sport and special interest events.City of Ballarat
Sporting events, elite and sub-elite athlete campsBallarat University (Federation University)
School and after school programs and events including Aussie Sports ExposSport and Recreation Victoria

Grants and Funding

ProjectClients
Development of grant and sponsorship policies, guidelines and applicationsVarious Victorian Councils
Writing grant and funding submissions for events, recreation and leisure facilitiesVarious Victorian Councils
Assessment of event, arts, sport and recreation funding applicationsVarious State and Government Departments
Delivery of training to community and professional organisations in grant writing, fundraising and sponsorship.Various Councils and organisations.