MR Communications Services provides communications and community engagement to support infrastructure planning and construction.
Led by Michael Robertson, MR Communications specialises in the water, transportation, construction and urban renewal sectors. With extensive experience working with government agencies, utilities, construction contractors and consultants, Michael is well positioned to support your project needs.
With over 18 years' experience in the industry, Michael has specialist skills in community and stakeholder engagement, written communication, facilitation, strategic issues management and project management. He has an excellent understanding of infrastructure and environmental projects.
Michael is passionate about involving communities in planning processes and is committed to working with them to minimise adverse impacts during construction.
Our approach is straightforward – engage early, understand community views and then set about maximising community benefit and minimising disturbance.
We are proudly based in Western Sydney and celebrate the diversity of the communities we work with.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country across Australia and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Michael worked for almost nine years in Sydney Water’s Communications and Marketing team, providing community relations and issues management on major infrastructure projects. Michael then led stakeholder engagement and communications programs for major water and transport projects over a seven year period at one of the world’s leading professional services companies. For four years he managed their Sydney Stakeholder Engagement and Social Sustainability Team.
Michael was on the board of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia between 2010 and 2014. He is an IAP2 ambassador and was a member of the 2018 and 2019 Core Values Awards judging panels.
Michael believes in straightforward, collaborative and transparent communication and project delivery. He is committed to best practice community engagement and follows IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. He has delivered many award-winning engagement programs.