The Right Man provides strategic planning, project management, facilitation, engagement and MC services to business, government and the community.

If it involves working collaboratively with people to find innovative and interesting ways to meet their goals, I’m The Right Man!


My name is Martin Richardson and I am the principal and sole operator of ‘The Right Man’.

I have skills and experience in all kinds of planning, management, communications and community engagement roles, in land and infrastructure, the natural environment, business and community development, tourism and the arts.

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Town Planning. I am also trained in facilitation, project management, communications and media relations.

Whether you need someone to prepare a strategic plan, manage a project, engage with stakeholders, or write a submission or report, I will provide value, quality and collaboration to your project.



East Gippsland Shire Council

Bright Futures Renewable Energy Project

Management of community and stakeholder engagement to explore new models for delivering renewable energy to the East Gippsland region.


Kalbar Resources Ltd

Planning, design and delivery of community and stakeholder engagement processes for the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project at Glenaladale.

East Gippsland Shire Council

Preparation of Planning Scheme Amendment documentation for Paynesville Employment and Emergency Services Precinct.


Gippsland Ports/East Gippsland Shire Council

Review of Boating Facilities Management Responsibilities



Destination Gippsland

Master of ceremonies for Gippsland Tourism Conference 2016.


Business and Tourism East Gippsland

Master of Ceremonies for East Gippsland Business Awards 2016.


South Gippsland Shire Council

Main Street Reinvigoration Project. Working with business and community stakeholders, I prepared a report and recommendations for the reinvigoration of town centre precincts in Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster and Toora.


East Gippsland Shire Council

Paynesville Growth Area Structure Plan. In conjunction with Tim Weight Consulting and Design Urban. Preparation of a planning framework for sustainable long-term growth of the unique lake side town of Paynesville. Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan. Input and advice on future development and protection of the diverse and popular foreshore areas of Paynesville.


Gippsland Ports

  • Preparation of the Safety and Environmental Management Plan for Gippsland’s local ports and waterways.
  • Preparation of the Gippsland Lakes Sustainable Boating Plan.
  • Design and Analysis of the Gippsland Lakes Boating Survey 2015
  • Stakeholder and customer consultation for Gippsland Ports Fees and Charges Review.
  • See the Gippsland Ports website for further information on these projects:


Destination Gippsland

  • Development of the Gippsland Lakes Trail project, an eco-tourism and marketing initiative for cycling, walking and paddling  routes around the Gippsland Lakes.


Business & Tourism East Gippsland/Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Business workshop facilitation and preparation of the Bairnsdale CBD Marketing Strategy


Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee

Management of the highly successful ‘Love our Lakes’ program, including preparation and delivery of the Gippsland Lakes Environmental Strategy.


Business and Tourism East Gippsland

Planning and facilitation/MC for the East Gippsland International Tourism Summit.


Marlo Primary School

Facilitation of the school’s strategic planning workshop.


Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival

Facilitation of a community workshop to decide options and plan for the continuation of the festival.


To contact The Right Man use the contact form above or email or call 0417 099 911