In an intense three month period in mid-2013, JTA worked for the Department of Education Training and Employment on the potential amalgamation of two Brisbane secondary schools, and simultaneously managed and implemented community consultation around the potential closure of primary and secondary schools in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Townsville.
Working for the then Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts, JTA conducted consultation/communication to help identify and prioritise funding projects among 13 state schools in the Brisbane Bayside area.
The project involved intense consultation with school and local communities regarding potential expenditure of more than $100 million in the area, under a state funding program designed to modernise learning environments that optimise school resources and facilities, and encouraged broader and more effective community integration.
The work took place in line with project principles and against a backdrop of sensitive issues (i.e. contentious school closures).