Focus on sustainability boom for consultants

A Cairns company specialising in sustainable economic design and project execution is enjoying a mammoth period of growth after winning a national contract the Australian Catholic University.

Possible People has been appointed by the university to broaden its current sustainability strategy across campuses from Brisbane to Adelaide.

More than 24,000 students will see the fruition of the work.

Director and Founder of Possible People Stewart Christie said the project would align the university with Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical on Caring for our Common Home, which urged everyone to take urgent action to preserve the environment and address the social inequities arising from environmental degradation.

“We will look at how the Australian Catholic University can further reduce its environmental impact and use its resources more smartly to equip its students, staff, graduates and key partners with a greater understanding of the impact of the challenges identified by the Pope and to provide solutions,” he said.

“To assist in the delivery of this project and in a number of other projects about to get underway Possible People has welcomed Mark Aitken to the role of Project Delivery Leader.

“A former Associate and Project Manager with global engineering firm Arup and more recently Planning and Development Manager with Queensland Health, Mark brings a wealth of expertise on planning, project management, consulting and delivery of complex construction projects.

“His recent work in finalising the delivery of the $430 million Cairns Hospital redevelopment showcased his ability in bringing together project teams in complex and challenging environments to successfully deliver project outcomes.”

Mr Christie said Possible People was at the leading edge of sustainable development through the integration of the Blue Economy and Circular Economy frameworks with program and project management practices.

“The Blue and Circular Economies are innovative business approaches designed to create more value from what we’ve already got rather than relying on the consumption of large amounts of natural resources,” he said.

“Many leading businesses around the world are adopting these models as they recognise that if they avoid consuming large quantities of scarce natural resources they will also future proof their business and protect shareholder value,” Mr Christie said..

“We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world which is renowned for its amazing natural environment.

“This led to me founding Possible People in 2013 with the vision of providing clients with a new entrepreneurial approach to increase business opportunities, strengthen communities and improve our unique natural assets for current and future generations.

“In the past three years we have been very fortunate to work on a diverse range of projects and have a growing client base from the Torres Strait to Melbourne.”


For more information contact: Stewart Christie, phone 0427 147 556 or email Mark Aitken, phone 0411 129 491 or email: Further background information can be found at:

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