What We Do

The Fifth Estate combines deep industry sector knowledge and contemporary policy and political nous to deliver investment certainty for its clients.


With over 90 years of combined experience, the principals work with clients to strategise, scope and implement projects with leading Australian and international clients.


Typical assignments involve a mix of internal strategic assessment, financial due diligence, community and political alignment and careful implementation planning.


The Fifth Estate applies its skills across a range of industry sectors and geographical contexts, working with partners to leverage additional technical competitences to add maximum value for its clients.

Core Expertise
Charting a secure pathway for major development projects to deliver long-term investment security, strategic and technical advice
Managing all aspects of government approvals and licensing for sustainable, cost-efficient business operation
Understanding regional communities and working to secure regional jobs and investment based on their resources and skills
Interpreting climate change and emissions trading externalities and developing strategies to ensure efficient, sustainable business operation
Shaping and delivering strategies that will secure government acceptance and support for clients' existing and new business developments
Identifying sources of capital, and new corporate allies, to bring good project ideas to commercial fruition
Negotiating, drafting and advocating on core government policies affecting essential industry inputs such as, water, energy and primary resources in key industries
Designing media and communications programs to inform stakeholders and to provide tactical support for new business developments
Co-ordinating the definition, scoping and negotiation of terms of supply and delivery for essential industry inputs and products
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