News & Insights
NAJA Undertaking POEM Review for Kalgoorlie
NAJA Business Consulting, in collaboration with Jana from Jointly Planning, has been engaged to undertake a Strategic Property Review for the city Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council in relation to the former Coles/Kmart site located in the city centre on Brookman Street. With its Kal City Centre project, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has sought to further invest in the future of Kalgoorlie CBD.
POEM Wins Major Business Innovation Award
NAJA Business Consulting Services is proud to be the Winner of the “2023 Town of Victoria Park Business Innovation Award”. This award is in acknowledgment of NAJA’s “state of the art product”, POEM (Property Optimisation Evaluation Matrix) which is revolutionising the way Local Governments and property owners manage and realise the potential of their property estates. Thank you to our committed and talented associates who have helped make this happen.
Natural Disaster Impact Study
Communities are facing a pressing need to fortify their resilience against the escalating threat of natural disasters, particularly those that are subject to cyclones and flooding. It is within this context that the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley commissioned this pioneering resilience study to discern the resilience capabilities of the Shire’s communities and to explore what is required to prepare, respond and recover from the impact of natural disasters.
Warmun Community and Art Centre Visit
At the request of Lotterywest, I recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Warmun Community and Art Centre with Danielle Killey (Right Word Consulting), whilst enroute to Halls Creek. We were fortunate to meet with Diane McGill, Warmun Community CEO, and Ravi Schneider, Art Centre General Manager. The purpose of this visit was to gain an understanding of the needs and scope of the current buildings in Warmun, with a focus on the Art Centre.
During NAJA's recent visit to Halls Creek, I enjoyed seeing the fantastic work being done at the Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC), the first regional Aboriginal Language Centre established in Australia. KLRC directors' vision is for "our children to be proud language speakers, making them strong as Aboriginal people… and to stand tall on their culture and country." NAJA continues working with KLRC to strengthen the organisation and community.
PiVot Great Southern - Open for Business
NAJA Business Consulting Services can’t wait to spend more time in the stunning #greatsouthernregion after the official opening of our latest PiVot Business Consulting Services office on York Street in Albany. Regional development is our passion and together with local Albany-based NAJA associate Danielle Killey, and NAJA associates Jane Lewis and April Walker, we are looking forward to offering a range of business services.
NAJA to Undertake City of Fremantle Property Review
Naja is excited to announce that the City of Fremantle has engaged its services to complete a Property Evaluation Optimisation Matrix (POEM) review. Known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture, and flourishing arts community, the City of Fremantle is a landmark for tourism and locals alike. NAJA is proud to work with such an iconic Western Australian city to provide this unique service.
Natural Disaster Impact and Resilience Study Underway
NAJA has embarked on a significant endeavour aimed at benefiting the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley communities. The Shire is conducting a natural disaster and resilience study focusing on communities across the Kalumburu, Wyndham, and Kununurra regions. NAJA looks forward to continuing working with the Kimberley Regional Group of Local Governments on this project.
NAJA Produces First Property Report in QLD
The team at NAJA is proud to have produced our first POEM (Property Optimisation Evaluation Matrix) in Queensland. Thanks to Redland City Council staff and James O’Reilly for his kind words. “We are very pleased with the final product! A vitally important tool for evidence-based decision-making driving best practice. You were all a pleasure to work with!” A tremendous effort by NAJA and associates.
Connecting the Kimberley to WALGA and Perth
Did you know travelling between Kununurra and Broome is further than driving from London to Rome! Online meetings of the Kimberley Regional Group of Local Governments provide a great opportunity for the four Kimberley shires to connect across vast distances with each other, the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and our colleagues in Perth, Canberra and across the Kimberley.
Kalumburu Meeting in The West Australian
It was a privilege meeting with community leaders in Kalumburu to understand the impact of natural disasters and what is needed to make their community more resilient - Thanks to The West Australian for reporting on this important work being progressed by the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Natural Disaster Impact and Resilience Study
Another important round of discussions to inform the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley’s Natural Disaster Impact and Resilience Study. Insightful discussions based on the immediate and ongoing impact of the recent Kimberley floods across the Kununurra community and the broader Shire. Great to be working with this team!
NAJA Shire of Irwin Property Report
Exciting times ahead for the Shire of Irwin and NAJA Business Consulting Services and Associates. The Shire of Irwin, ably led by President Michael Smith engaged the services of NAJA to undertake a Property Optimisation Evaluation Matrix (POEM) assessment of its strategic land and property estate.
NAJA Engages with Spaceport!
NAJA has recently began an engagement with local space initiative ‘Western Australia Spaceport’. Spaceport, led by founder April Walker, is an independent launch facility set to be located near the City of Albany. Open to the international and domestic markets, in 2025, this exciting project is one to keep an eye on!
NAJA Working with Kimberley Shire
Naja Business Consulting Services and our associates (Jane from Redit Research and Michelle from Mira-Consulting) are proud to be providing Executive Services and Strategic advice to a wonderful and passionate group of Kimberley Shire Presidents and CEOs during a particularly difficult period.
New Associates join the Pivot in the Park Team
NAJA Business Consulting Services are thrilled to announce three new associates joining the Pivot in the Park team! Bronte Macmillan from BMAC Consulting, Jana Joubert from Jointly Planning and Mapping, and Jo Swan from Swan Professional services. We look forward to seeing the success of our wonderful associates!
NAJA 2022 Christmas Function
Naja recently held its annual Christmas Function, attended by a range of clients and stakeholders. All of us here at Pivot in the Park” wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Safe 2023. It has been a privilege to have worked with you all and we hope 2023 will be equally enjoyable and successful for you all.
Shire of Harvey - Property Optimisation Review
NAJA were delighted to recently present to the Shire of Harvey their Property Optimisation and Evaluation Matrix (POEM) Review that encompassed 26 of the Shire’s strategic properties. The Shire of Harvey is the first regional WA local government to complete a POEM review.
SEGRA - Economic Growth Conference Tasmania
It was a pleasure for NAJA, alongside associate Redit Research, to attend the annual SEGRA conference hosted in Devonport, Tasmania from Wednesday August 31st – Friday September 2nd. The conference was wonderfully organised, as always, and NAJA looks forward to supporting SEGRA conferences in the future.
Redlands City Council Comes On Board
NAJA are thrilled to announce its first inter-state POEM engagement, with Redland City Council, in Queensland. This is a major milestone and a mutually beneficial opportunity for both NAJA and Redland, with the exciting prospect of NAJA becoming the pre-eminent “Property Optimisation and Evaluation Service” provider in Australia.
Local Business Training Courses
NAJA has recently completed a successful suite of local business workshops with the Town of Victoria Park. With a broad network of business sector associates, NAJA Business Consulting Services has the know-how and experience to navigate Government policy, planning, legislative and approvals processes.
City of Perth – Strategic Property Portfolio Review
"Maximise your local council's property portfolio to deliver community priorities." Utilising our “State of the Art” property optimisation and evaluation tool, POEM. This also complements the City's "Evolution to Excellence" initiative as the first city in Australia to adopt such an innovative analysis of its property portfolio.
Shire of Three Springs Tourism & Cost Benefits
NAJA Business Consulting Services is excited to say that through collaboration with the Three Springs community, Shire, Council and relevant Stakeholders. A Business Case, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Funding Strategy and REDs grant application have all been completed.
Cultural/Civic Infrastructure for Karratha
When considering development opportunities within the CBD, the City of Karratha recently engaged NAJA to conduct an investigation into its existing cultural and social infrastructure. Through a series of workshops, surveys and interviews, backed by a rigorous gap exercise and research into current trends and requirements.
Economic Sustainability & Viability for SWEK
NAJA’s recent work with the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley to develop an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) and Investment Prospectus (IP), has connected the local community with a broad range of stakeholders to successfully generate interest and investment into the Shire’s economy.
Unlocking City of Perth’s Property Portfolio
NAJA was recently engaged to provide a Strategic Property Portfolio Review which will assist the City of Perth to make informed decisions about the future development potential of some of its key infrastructure assets using our Property Optimisation Evaluation Matrix.
Our past year has been capped off with the recent announcement of three successful CSRFF and Waste Management grants (which we were engaged to develop) awarded to the Wyndham Crocs Football Club, Muchea Sports Club and Adarsh Pty Ltd totalling over $1m.
Wyndham East Kimberley Strategy
NAJA is developing an East Kimberley Economic Development Strategy which will be used to inform the future direction of policy and project prioritisation for the Council. Read more about our projects, see our LinkedIn page.
Ben Wyatt opens “Pivot in the Park”
Ben’s opening speech was truly inspiring and the work he and his government has done on the State’s Covid-19 response amazing. This collaborative hub combines the exceptional talents of six like minded businesses collaborating together to provide a huge range of consultantcy services.
Agricultural Development in the NT
Naja Business Consulting Services and its Associates is proud to have been the lead consultancy firm in developing this transformational report. These are exciting times for Agricultural and Aquaculture development in Northern Australia. The prospects are unlimited.
NAJA & Langford Aboriginal Association
We are proud to be working with the Langford Aboriginal Association on this exciting project. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are an Aged Care or Child Care service provider, Land Developer, Metropolitan Local Government or want to collaborate in any other way on this venture.