Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry


Our evidence based design, implementation and evaluation knowledge and capacity is used in policy and program feasibility, design and evaluation.  This has been applied in areas as diverse as youth business development programs, young mother’s access to support programs, smoking bans, a wide range of aged care and disability programs and integrated community development strategy.

Our work has formed the basis of submissions to organisations such as the Productivity Commission, AOC, ACCC, senate enquiries and has been extensively peer reviewed by specialist agencies.

Past Projects have included:

Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry – State of Industry Report and Strategy.

This industry review and strategy identified a range of challenges to the industry including low productivity.  The report and its recommendations have been endorsed by the Tasmanian Local Government Industry Training Board and the

Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Council as the industry’s major development focus.

Tasmanian Special Species Timber Industry

Forestry Tasmania and the Woodcraft Guild of Tasmania Inc. recently commissioned a review of the Special Species Timber Industry.  This review, using both primary and secondary research methods) considers the sector as a broad and interlinked system commencing with the parameters within which timber is harvested through each of the value adding steps to timber object end use.  The framework used to model the sector and structure the report is based on a value chain.  A value chain is a representation of the steps between the end points identified above and provides a way of thinking about how a step adds (can add) value to following steps and how additional value and opportunities can be generated.

UNOPS (Sri Lanka)

This project involved working on behalf of UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services), in collaboration with Adam Saddler, to determine the feasibility and sustainability of recycling programs.  The projects framework highlights the range of dimensions that will underpin sustainability. There is an overarching capacity and business model requirement across the top of the business process ranging from collection through to the sale of reprocessed resources and measurement of success against clear social, environmental and economic outcomes.  Each analysis, plastic, compost and basic operations is structured to address the components of the sustainability framework.

The Callington Mill at Oatlands

This is an important colonial heritage restoration project at Oatlands.  It will be restored to a working mill and tourist experience.  Martins role was to undertake the initial feasibility assessment, project manage the second stage business and precinct planning process, seek funding and project manage the restoration and associated business development phase.

Oatlands Integrated Development Strategy

As Australia’s premier intact Georgian Townscape, Oatlands has been studied and planned from many dimensions.  The integrated development strategy was designed to work through existing plans, consult widely with the community and to develop an integrated strategy.  It combines aspects of health, education, heritage, economic development and tourism, and infrastructure into a strategy is resourced from a mix of local government and community input.  It has designed an alternate community participation model based on an umbrella and interest groups.


This project was an ongoing commission over two years to develop and implement strategy aligning the organisation with the needs of DEEWR and stakeholders, supporting change management through leadership development, business processes and performance management corporately and in its 5 sites.  WorkSkills is now the top performing provider in Southern Tasmania

Uniting Aged Care (Southern Region)

A management and organisation development project based on translating the corporate strategic plan and implementation of change that is focused on simultaneously achieving the strategic objectives and accreditation standards.  Use of strategy map and business intelligence based performance management to focus on the critical performance requirements by site, function and task.