Zoe Hambour

Zoe Hambour

Zoe Hambour is a community engagement and strategic planning specialist with 15 years’ experience in the local government context and as a consultant to government.

Zoe delivers engagement programs that keep stakeholders informed and engaged, build relationships, manage risk, and importantly feed into the planning process. She has experience in facilitating a diversity of engagement events. From large community open days using creative and engaging techniques to present information and gather input, to targeted stakeholder workshops and personalised events for businesses and traders.

One of Zoe’s key strengths is translating the results of engagement into meaningful reports with directions that can be easily applied to designs or plans. Zoe has particular expertise in the development of local government strategic plans.

Zoe’s astute and collaborative style and understanding of the local government context enables her to lead strategic planning projects with ease and to readily facilitate engagement with staff, executive teams, Elected Members and the community. Zoe has a knack for aligning and distilling the findings of research and engagement into meaningful and succinct strategic plans.

With experience in a variety of roles in local government, and an ecologist by training, Zoe has also delivered numerous strategic plans, environmental and climate change plans and incentive schemes. She has also managed a multitude of urban revegetation, biodiversity, community planning and libraries initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Strategic and Social Planning

Environmental Planning and Natural Resource Management


Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology & Zoology) with First Class Honours, University of Adelaide (2002)

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)

Engage 2 Act

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia