Advocacy & Research

Being a good neighbour: A Community Engagement Guide

Community engagement is a critical part of development and for too long it has been a source of angst for developers, communities, and governments alike. We decided it was time to deep dive to fully understand the issue and what we can do to address it.

Our Research Foundation works on qualitative research projects guided by our Industry Leaders Research Group (ILRG). We conducted a significant body of research to understand the critical links in the current community consultation process.

The objective of the work was to determine how we should engage with the community to present, refine, and approve new developments to achieve better outcomes.

The research undertaken proved conclusively that there is significant room for improvement and innovation in how all stakeholders approach the community engagement process.

Being a good neighbour: A Community Engagement Guide is the result of that research and is intended to arm our members with actionable ideas for how to improve your community engagement approach.

We must work together if we are to build trust with communities and authentically engage with them around our developments. Queensland is growing and we need to forge a new path if we are to deliver the dwellings needed to house our rapidly expanding population.

This guide is available to members only. Members can request a copy by emailing

A message of support from the Honourable Cameron Dick MP,
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
for our Being a good neighbour: A Community Engagement Guide.