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Newsletter September 2017

Disruption in the Infrastructure Industry

As we head towards Christmas, we are seeing an increasing demand for services from BRS that assist our clients in navigating through the disruption and challenges that are facing the infrastructure industry.  Business models, commercial practices and strategies are all up for review as technology and change accelerate disruption in all parts of our industry.

We can either see this change as an opportunity or a threat.  We believe there is more of the former than the latter but it requires us to slow down, review what we are currently doing and focus on what the future can look like for us, our organisations and our industries.  This needs to be done with your whole team to ensure they understand the big picture and vision for where you need to shift your organisation.  A wonderful time to be in infrastructure as we look to capitalise on these opportunities.  Take a day out leading up to Christmas to slow down to speed up in reviewing where you are at, where you want to be and how you plan to get there.

BRS Breakfast Series 2017

It has been a while, but the BRS Breakfast series is back due to popular demand!

Throughout October and November 2017, our team will be facilitating a number of breakfast events on various topics, across Adelaide, Melbourne and Auckland. Here is a brief summary:


12 October 2017 – Wellbeing & Safety: Shifting from Compliance to High Performance

21 November 2017 – Improving your Safety tender submissions and panels to win more work


24 October 2017 – Creating a winning bid by putting the client first

14 November 2017 – Lessons learnt from a legacy mega project – Waterview Connection Project

28 November 2017 – Gaining synergy from high performing bid teams through the use of a tool called Kolbe


25 October 2017 – Creating a winning bid by putting the client first

15 November 2017 – Lessons learnt from a legacy mega project – Waterview Connection Project

29 November 2017 – Gaining synergy from high performing bid teams through the use of a tool called Kolbe

Spaces are limited, so if you would like to get an insight into who the presenters are and what each topic will cover please click the link below.

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New Transport App for Queenstown

We love it when we have the opportunity to share some of the innovative and exciting projects our clients have been working on. One of these projects is the first free Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Marketplace app, Choice that has recently been launched in Queenstown.

This is one of the initiatives that has come from the Strategic Planning sessions our team have facilitated over the past year, with the New Zealand Transport Agency.  One of the Connected Journeys project initiative ( was to develop this new transport app that allows you to choose, plan and go where you want, when you want and how you want so you can see and do more in Queenstown!

An exciting new app that changes our approach to transport as it combines all transport journey options into a single mobile service.  It is the start as our client has reinforced but it is a very positive one.

If you’d like to see more, please click here.

Lifetime Accreditation Award with Human Synergistics

We would like to acknowledge that last week Suzanne Bourke received her lifetime accreditation award with Human Synergistics!

Congratulations Suzanne, we know how much you love this tool and the knowledge and insights it has provided to you in assisting with the development of so many people you have worked with over the years.

If you would like to learn more about Human Synergistics and the tools we use and recommend please contact us at or on +61 8 8212 5752.

Commercial Acumen: Advanced Alignment Training

BRS is once again providing Commercial Acumen training on behalf of the Office of Industry Advocate.

Heath Colebatch will be facilitating this session on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Only 12 places remain, so please secure your spot soon if you would like to attend.


In this session Heath will focus on:

  • Understanding the strategies in preparing for a commercial alignment and interactive sessions
  • Learning more about using commercial alignment and interactive sessions to strengthen the relationship with service providers by seeking win win outcomes and greater clarity on the commercial terms
  • Getting better value for money from your service providers by understanding the commercial drivers of supplier and service providers’ behaviour

Please note that the Advanced Commercial Acumen Workshop is only available for those who have attended the introductory courses

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Auckland Motorway Alliance

BRS was engaged to review the Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA) through the provision of a stakeholder engagement review of its client New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). BRS also was asked to assist with high performance coaching services to the Alliance Leadership Team, Alliance Management team and project team..

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