Mara Consulting join EMM

Mara Consulting to join EMM


We are delighted to announce that Hunter based, Mara Consulting is joining forces with leading Australian planning and environmental consultancy EMM.

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Date: 2 December 2021
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Mara Consulting to join forces with EMM

We are delighted to announce that Hunter based, Mara Consulting is joining forces with leading Australian planning and environmental consultancy EMM.

Mara’s Managing Director, Kelly Lofberg said the decision to join EMM was based on the two organisations having strong alignment on culture, links across projects and services and most importantly shared corporate values.

“Mara has a strong track record of successfully delivering projects across the Hunter region, NSW, QLD, the Pacific and Canada. This is an excellent opportunity for us to join a much larger, growing, and complementary business.

“EMM is a highly respected consulting business, and we are proud to be joining forces”, Kelly said.

The two organisations welcome the potential that working together brings from a strategic perspective, bolstering existing expertise and adding new experience and services to the team.

The additional expertise will strengthen EMM’s national practices in communication and engagement, and Social Impact Assessment (SIA).

The expanded capability will also create a foundation for new service offerings in landscape architecture and design capability and ESG.

EMM CEO, Liz Webb said, the integration is a continuation of the organisation’s successful and sustainable growth plans.

“The opportunities that will be created with Mara and EMM coming together are exciting for both our people and our clients. We are really looking forward to working with our clients with this new combination of capabilities and strengths that our respective teams offer”.

Kelly Lofberg said, Mara’s team will start transitioning to EMM from early December 2021.

“By joining the EMM team, it enables the evolution of our services, providing the same quality support to our clients, while providing access to new services. We are excited to be part of the EMM team and look forward to new opportunities to create vibrant communities through powerful conversations!”, Kelly said.

About Mara - Founded 14 February 2014

Mara Consulting is an award-winning Hunter-based organisation, providing consultation, impact assessment, and urban design services across Australia, the Pacific and Canada. We have a focus on specialist support to local government, infrastructure, aged-care, health, development, and renewables, resource sectors. We provide creative solutions that get the most out of projects. Consultation and urban design working together to create vibrant communities. Our team has extensive experience across disciplines and together bring a unique insight into large and complex projects.

About EMM 

Established in 2008, EMM is at the forefront and a recognised leader of the Australian environmental consulting industry. The employee-owned business is formed by a diverse range of environmental scientists, consultants, engineers, planners, and other social and environmental specialists. The team adopt a partnering approach with clients to actively identify potential project risks and opportunities.

The company culture and strong team ethos is driven by over 250 people who work across Australia and now internationally in Ontario and British Columbia following their expansion announcement last month.



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Media contact: Kelly Lofberg 0425 715 536 (Mara) or Tanya Hatchman (EMM) 0403 056 034


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