About us

Our approach

Astrolabe Group uses strategy, engagement, research and technology to work with clients to manage change and deliver positive impact for people and places.

We seek to understand the challenges and opportunities for each client. Our focus is on building partnerships that create increased investment and improved liveability outcomes. We work in the intersection of inclusion, infrastructure, land use, economic development, government and technology.

The Astrolabe Group team have deep experience in public administration, working in a number of high impact roles within the public sector as well as across the business and not-for-profit sectors. Our client list includes local government, state and federal governments, peak representative bodies, the development industry and universities.


Astrolabe Group is a member of Urban Design Institute Australia (UDIA), Australian Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand and Open Cities Service Alliance.

Our team

Michael Comninos
Founding Director, Practice Lead Strategy
Michael is a highly regarded senior strategist, political adviser and public administrator
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Belinda Comninos
MANAGING Director, Practice Lead Engagement
Belinda has a demonstrated history of working in the development of policy across government, higher education and not-for-profit sectors
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Dr Kim Johnstone
Associate Director, Practice Lead Data Insights
Kim has worked in research, analytical, social policy and strategy roles in government, non-government and academic sector
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Andrew Payne
Associate, Delivery Smart City Technology
Andrew has delivered projects across multiple environments including hybrid, on-prem and cloud
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Marie Scoutas
Marie is a former political adviser and policy specialist with a demonstrated record in areas including infrastructure, transportation and trade
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Sarah ZerouniAn
Project Officer
Sarah has worked in policy and project support roles in the government and community sectors for over 15 years
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Czerina Agcaoili
Czerina is well organised and meticulous professional with experience in fast-paced environments
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