We create change with empathy

Astrolabe Group are the recognised experts in urban growth and change management with a uniquely empathetic approach to client and community.

We work with local councils, state and federal government, universities, industry, not for profits and peak associations to build clarity and consensus across diverse stakeholders.


We provide expertise in all aspects of planning and placemaking, and work with our clients to identify, plan and deliver solutions for sustainable and resilient cities and regions.

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Strategy and Policy

Make decisions informed by empathy and focused on achieving measurably better results.


Engage stakeholders and clients to learn and test, for better collaboration and outcomes for all.


Insights informed by a thorough mixed method research approach and analysis from start to finish.

Spatial and Data Analysis

Advance innovation and resilience through purpose-driven use of spatial and data analysis integrated into our delivery.

Enabling Change

Provide fit-for-purpose processes to manage complex change to realise positive impact for people and place.

Empathy Toolkit

Build a deeper connection and understanding of your projects and the people involved through exploring different empathy characteristics using archetypes.

Our toolkit is designed to help you and your team engage with empathy throughout a project and deepen connections to gain better understandings. This resource can be used individually or with your team and will prompt new thinking, creative and innovative responses to complex challenges.

Archetype Poster

Use the Archetype Poster to understand the common attributes and behaviours of people and projects.

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Empathy Cards

The Empathy Cards can assist you in interpreting each archetype and how they present in different scenarios.

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Enquiry Worksheet

Use this worksheet throughout a project to direct the use of the cards and help reflect on their effect within a project.

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Latest projects

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A handful of people who we’re helping build a better future.

Liverpool City Council
City of Sydney
Lismore City Council
South East Melbourne
Wollondilly Shire Council
Campbelltown City Council
NSW Government
Central Coast Council
City of Melbourne
UNSW Sydney
Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre at Harvard
Camden Council
NGAA National Growth Areas Alliance
Willoughby City Council