Economics Planning & Development
Business Strategy & Finance
Community Research & Strategy
Design, Marketing & Advertising
Information & Knowledge Management
Tourism & Leisure Services

"Cockburn commissioned a comprehensive validation of the economics of amalgamation and disaggregation from AEC providing in turn a very short time frame on which to deliver a review of considerable data. Cockburn believes the outcomes of the final report were excellent and confirm the ideas that the current proposal for LG Reform in WA are financially sound. This conclusion was drawn and confirmed from the excellent work done by AEC."

Stuart Downing
Director, Finance & Corporate Services
City of Cockburn

"Thank you to the AECgroup for their professionalism, flexibility and cooperation in delivering our latest RDA Sydney Economic Baseline Assessment Report for 2013. This year's report required considerably more detailed consultation and customer interaction, but has resulted in a very valuable feedback economic analysis report on planning for Sydney for all levels of government."

Bob Germaine
Executive Officer
RDA Sydney

"AECgroup immediately grasped what was needed for the project and delivered on time to a great standard."

Dee Elliot
Elliot Whiteing Pty Ltd

"The AECgroup team always deliver to our expectations."

Tony Friday
Pilbara Regional Council

"AECgroup delivered a well conceived and robust business case that supported informed decision making from a diverse group of stakeholders."

Tony Friday
Pilbara Regional Council

"Council was extremely pleased with the outcome of the Investment Profile. The AECgroup team were very professional in their approach and advice. Thanks to the AECgroup team for their outstanding efforts."

Tony Vaccaro
Economic and Community Development Manager
Burdekin Shire Council

"AECgroup delivers on what it promises! AECgroup's delivered a technically proficient business case which provided sound logic and a convincing narrative about how best to proceed with our project. The project managers agreeable nature and commitment to customer service gave us confidence that our project was in the best of hands. We'd recommend AECgroup for similar work."

Sam Hewett
City of Casey

"I have used the team at AECgroup for a range of analysis and advisory work over the last 5 years in different organisations and have found the quality of the work provided, the ease of dealing with them and the value for money of a very high standard."

James Hewitt
Royal Automobile Club of WA

"AECgroup provided a quality report which has been used to inform a significant funding application for our organisation. Communication was of a high standard ensuring that the outcome received was fit for purpose."

Corrin Bischoff
Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Working with the AECgroup team on our Strategic Planning process was made easy for us with their professionalism, industry knowledge, pre prepared templates and delivering draft documents on time and content perfect.

Chris Wiggins
Director Corporate Services
Southern Metropolitan Regional Council

"The AECgroup is enthusiastic, thorough and reliable, even against short deadlines. Working with the AECgroup is a privilege."

Graeme Baesjou
South West Development Commission

"AECgroup has partnered with us sine the early 2000s in providing practical and effective financial solutions that have and will continue to realise significant ongoing benefits for the Sunshine Coast community."

Greg Laverty
Regional Director – Finance & Business
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

"The AECgroup completed a highly professional Information Memorandum for the sale of our ship repair facility. They researched potential purchasers throughout Australia and overseas, produced a superb web based sales platform and advised on the sale process in a highly professional manner. The results speak for themselves."

Arthur Johnson
Managing Director
Rosshaven Marine

"We have used the AECgroup for almost 20 years and they remain front of mind when we have problems that need solutions."

Ken Chapman
Managing Director

"AECgroup was very responsive, immediately connected with our needs and turned an urgent project around quickly and to schedule. First class work from a very professional outfit."

Rodger Powell
BIG4 Holiday Parks

"DTS has worked with and for AECgroup on a number of projects and found their professionalism, content and task skills to be of a very high standard."

Richard Doyle
Managing Director
Doyle Tourism Services

"I found the professionalism, quality of advice and value for money of AECgroup amongst the best I have experienced on this sort of project."

James Hewitt
Tourism WA

"After working with AECgroup team for three years I attribute a substantial amount of success to the excellent market research they have provided which has impacted every area of the business. AECgroup is one of our most vital strategic business partners."

Managing Director
AIH Group Ltd

"Highly flexible and responsive consultancy in a complex and multi faceted project."

Dr Alyson Ross
Senior Program Manager (BOLD FUTURE)
Gold Coast City Council

"The thin client system designed by AECgroup enables us to spend more time dealing with our clients on business issues rather than technical ones."

Alan Simpson
Chair WACA Management Committee
Public Service Commission
Queensland Government

"AECgroup's ability to deliver cutting edge design, on time and within budget has contributed greatly to the success of our company."

Peter Summers
General Manager
Townsville Brewing Company

"The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys enjoy an excellent working relationship with AECgroup’s creative division. We’ve come to rely on their team for input on many aspects of our brand management, and they know our market intimately."

Terry Johnston
General Manager Commercial
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Rugby League

"Congratulations to AECgroup on the quality of the material and thank you for your assistance in bringing such an innovative programme to a successful fruition."

Councillor Ken Keith

Parkes Shire Council

"Without doubt the participation of AECgroup in the preparation and delivery of our submission significantly increased to our success of being awarded the project."

Chris Sherwood
General Manager
Lancini Group of Companies

"AECgroup recently produced a company profile for Clive Palmer's QN Group of companies. The profile was produced to promote the companies diverse footprint at the April 2012 Coaltrans Conference in Beijing. The document was a great hit and provided a very positive market impact on the Conference attendees."

Simon Stodart
Chief of Operations, Commercial
QN Group

"The campaign has been very successful and to date we have sold over $40million worth of investment properties linked to the NRAS scheme since the launch of the campaign. The video presentation created by AECgroup was exceptionally well received by the property agents and proved to be an invaluable tool in promoting the scheme all over Australia."

John Marsh-Brown
Integra Investment Property

"Council was pleased with the outcomes of the project and considered it was excellent value for money. The lead Consultant for the project was particularly valuable as her experience in Library Management issues greatly assisted the process."

Don Green
Library Manager
City of Cockburn

"The AECgroup consultant made everyone feel comfortable during the process and gave everyone the opportunity to participate. The Business Plan was readily accepted by Council and gives everyone in the Library Service a clear direction and workable goals to achieve ."

Jan Kilbourne
Manager Community Development and Library Services
Mackay Regional Council

"AECgroup provided high quality and knowledgeable delivery of services on the project."

Rosemary Kennedy
Territory and Municipal Services

"I now have relevant survey results and a strategic plan to move the library service forward."

Philip Edney
Burwood City Council

"I have been very impressed by AECgroup’s professionalism in the delivery of our latest project. Their research, engagement and analysis was excellent and it was presented within a high quality final report."

Ross Devine
Principal Community Development Officer
Social Planning and Development Branch
Gold Coast City Council

"The project was undertaken at the highest quality. Confidence in the Project Manager meant that I could attend to other priorities. From the outset the project manager understood what was required and delivered over and above expectations. The quality of the submission for funding under LGGSP program resulted in Council securing asked for funds"

Julie Murphy
Cassowary Coast Regional Council

"AECgroup are excellent at knowing the business in which we operate and assisting in the determination of our requirements and subsequent delivery."

Keith Pattinson
Senior Manager, Financial & Project Services
Moreton Bay Regional Council

"AECgroup's expertise in the application of NCP to local government was a key success factor in identifying and managing the NCP implications arising from the amalgamation and consolidation of like business activities."

Paul Warren
Manager – Commercial & Procurement
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

"We cannot speak highly enough of AECgroup's professionalism and dedication to the task assigned and the successful outcomes they helped achieve. "

Megan MacMichael
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

"Excellent value and excellent results. I will be using this consultancy again."

Mr Gary Ewart
Townsville City Council

"AECgroup's depth of financial analysis is of substantial benefit in guiding the decision making process for Council. I would not hesitate in engaging the company again to perform further consultancies."

Wayne Schafer
Manager Waste and Resources Management
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

"AECgroup's standard and timeliness of service clearly demonstrates their superior knowledge and expertise in the field of regulatory utility pricing."

Ken Diehm
Townsville City Council

"The level of expertise and advice we have received were in-depth, robust and practical."

Megan Philips
Toowoomba Regional Council

"AECgroup provided a very professional service and delivered quality outcomes consistent with the project brief."

Yvonne Oliver
Gympie Regional Council

"Outstanding research ability and critical thinking at strategic levels."

Lau Chean-Piau
Toowoomba Regional Council

"I am very happy with the outcomes from the review. The recommendations presented are realistic and likely to produce long term benefits to Council. I appreciate the responsiveness of the team and would be happy to work with AECgroup again."

Director of Assets and Development
former Pine Rivers Shire Council

“AECgroup delivered an outstanding result in gaining development approval for our Floating Dry Dock project in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. AECgroup successfully managed a difficult and complex planning project for the development where we utilised the full suite of AECgroup services from planning, economics, public relations and government advisory services.”

Mr Steve Chen
CFRMI - Taiwan

"I have used AECgroup on a wide variety of projects, over a number of years. The quality of research has always been superb."

Megan Dixon
Director Corporate Development
Dubbo City Council

"The Development Feasibility assessment was delivered on time and with a high degree of professionalism. We would happily engage AECgroup again to undertake economic, retail, employment and commercial studies on Council's behalf."

Eva Johnstone
Strategist Planning & Environment
Auburn Council

"AECgroup consistently deliver high quality and professional services to Auburn Council. Projects undertaken by AECgroup for Council have been of the highest calibre and enhanced Council's image. "

Jenny Coppock
Manager Economic Development
Auburn Council

"I write to place on record the Council's appreciation on the manner in which this project has been undertaken and virtually completed. Congratulations on the quality of the material, testament to the professional acumen and resources of AECgroup."

Councillor Ken Keith
Parkes Shire Council NSW

"A competent team of specialists in the area of Economic Impact Assessment."

Dr Pallavi Mandke 
Environmental Resources Management

"I am continually impressed by AECgroup team's commitment to our organisation. It is terrific to see such an intense commitment to customer service by AECgroup staff."

James Davis
Manager, Economic Development
Wagga Wagga City Council

"I would highly recommend AECgroup to any economic development organisation in need of qualified leads for investment attraction activities."

Derek Ephrem
Logan City Council

"AECgroup really take the time to understand the issue that is being researched so that they deliver for what the client wants and not what the consultants think they want. This delivers great results, on time and in budget."

Scott Templeman  
Moreton Bay Regional Council

"Aurecon commissioned AECgroup to deliver Input Output modelling and a short report outlining the process and findings. The resulting work sufficently met the study brief and was delivered on time. Looking forward to working with AECgroup on other studies and opportunities".

Mr Terry Whiteman 

"We appreciate the way AECgroup work along with a client around a project brief to develop more comprehensive outcomes and better presentation of the findings. "

Bob Germaine
Executive Officer
Regional Development Australia, Sydney

"The Economic Imapct Assessment AECgroup produced provided a concise and quality analysis of the potential economic importance of the project to the Central Queensland (Fitzroy Statistical Division) economy in terms of output, value added, incomes and employment."

Penelope-Jane Fry
Special Counsel Policy & Strategy
Rockhampton Regional Council

"AECgroup staff are a very amiable and professional team. I would be very happy to contract the AECgroup for further work in future."

Graeme Baesjou  
South West Development Commission

"AECgroup has delivered a comprehensive and worthwhile report that met our requirements in every way. In this respect, the project deliverables and the way they have been presented are a credit to the team from AECgroup. "

Steven Barnes  
Logan City Council

"AECgroup is a professional outfit, reliable and pleasure to work with."

Bijai  Kumar 
Penrith Business Alliance

"I found the professionalism, quality of advice and value for money of AECgroup amongst the best I have experienced on this sort of project."

James Hewitt  
Tourism WA

"Our experience with AECgroup providing research and statistical data for our first and current Economic Development Update/s has been positive and seamless. They have listened and delivered a quality product."

Mari-Anne Bonventi  
Maranoa Regional Council

"DTS has worked with and for AECgroup on a number of projects and found their professionalism, content and task skills to be of a very high standard."

Richard Doyle
Managing Director
Doyle Tourism Services

"AECgroup's Economic Impact Assessment report was comprehensive and well written, the analysis was thorough and presented the project economic impacts (positive as well as negative) in a manner that supported the timely delivery of the overall EIS project. It was a pleasure working with the team at AECgroup."

Christopher Doig
Coffey Environments

"My experience with AECgroup was more than satisfactory, I found them to be responsive, helpful and diligent in the product they delivered, and to have an excellent customer service ethic."

Nick Logan
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

"First of many reports to come. Very happy with AECgroup and the way they work."

Mark Turner
Guildford Coal Limited

"Found work produced of a high standard and cost effective. AECgroup staff involved worked proactively to cater for the client's needs.  Would recommend the firm for future work of a similar nature."

Paul Coomer
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

"Our company promotes investment to the region and the data analysis we requested from the AEC team was extremely relevant and targeted to our objectives. AEC's professionalism and attention to detail was brilliant. I highly recommend AECgroup."

Nicole Doughty
Murray Now Ltd (RDA Murray)

"Outstanding work under extreme time constraints"

Tony Klein
Maranoa Regional Council

"I have dealt with the AECgroup on a number of projects over 16 years and they have always delivered beyond my expectations. Their level of professionalism together with the quality of their work represents a huge value add to my efforts. For complex analysis and interpretation of economic conditions to strategic planning inputs, I would not hesitate to engage them again."

Ed Sims
Maranoa Regional Council

"AECgroup submitted an innovative alternate proposal to what was requested which saved my organisation around $25,000. This was despite the fact that the alternate proposal resulted in a smaller project and lower revenue for AECgroup indicating that AECgroup places customer interest and providing value as top priorities."

Stephen Fernando
Mackay City Council

"We were truly impressed with the very high level of professionalism and economic expertise shown by AECgroup. AECgroup went beyond original scope in terms of researching, consulting  and formatting our new Economic Plan document and we are highly appreciative of this fact. We wish to recommend the AECgroup to any prospective client looking for a top quality high integrity consultancy in economic and project development field."

Martin Homisan
Charters Towers City Council