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  Alliances of Tropical Expertise and Local Knowledge

Small partnerships to deliver quality responses
The Missing Link regularly partners with other small consultancy businesses to provide the ultimate flexibility to its client base. In the past five years, The Missing Link has successfully partnered with many state and local consultants – to offer clients the specific skills it requires for a particular deliverable.

The consultancy works both independently and in collaboration with other consultants to help companies across northern Australia improve performance through implementing eco-efficiency processes, innovations and systems. A special area of interest is helping organisation's make the transition towards sustainability. Helping these new concepts become an enabling strategy to achieve existing company goals through engagement within the business, its supply chain and customers.

In 2008-2009 Kleinhardt's Sustainability and Eco-efficiency Group Going Green 'Learn, Do and $ave' workshops project aimed to involve many small businesses in North Queensland and the Northern Territory to highlight the advantages of using "green" business practices. Participants were trained in easy to understand methods of how to implement environmental sustainability practices.
The program targetted 800 small businesses in the tourism, agriculture, engineering and retail sectors in Cairns, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cooktown, Tully, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Ravenshoe, Cardwell, Ingham, Charters Towers, Thuringowa, Ayr/Home Hill in Queensland, and Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

We partnered with Kleinhardts to be a facilitator under the EPA ECOBIZ program.

An ongoing three year partnership with Projex North provides environmental advice to the Ella Bay Resort project, integrating environmental advice into Projex North's engineering expertise to deliver options for cassowary friendly road and road crossing options appropriate to the area.

Committee Memberships

• Kuranda Tourism Infrastructure Committee: Tablelands Regional Council has endorsed the make up of a new advisory committee for Kuranda Infrastructure. Members of the new skills-based committee are Kim Forde, Melanie Wicks (business and professional services, Fay Allen, Cathy Retter (community), Terry Pates (Tourism), Gerald Hobbler (Traditional Owner) and Peter Thompson (urban/streetscape design). The existing local and state government representatives will remain as members of the committee. The Committee makes recommendations to Council on the allocation of funds for the development of tourist infrastructure, services and facilities in Kuranda.


AUSTROPEX - Australia Tropical Expertise Consortium Steering committee.
AUSTROPEX is a specialist group offering expertise suitable to international and Australian clients in government, non-government organisations and private sector seeking a diverse and highly skilled network of specialist consultants. This collaborative mix of research institutions and significant private enterprise brings together knowledgable and experienced people to offer innovative and practical solutions at a local level across the global tropics. Learn more…

Supporting Local Initiatives

  • Host WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT (WISE) - recognizing the obligation of every professional to mentor the young coming into their industry, the Missing Link has for the past three years hosted regular "get-togethers" to introduce women in the fields of environment and science to their peers, to identify opportunities to work together to build skills and networks to support each other. Contact us if wish to join us.
  • Kuranda Envirocare - Grow Project
  • Kuranda-made - Promoting Skills and Services around Kuranda
  • Signature Staff - Aiding to increase awareness of the benefits of inplementing sustainability
  • Kuranda Aquatic Centre - Getting Shade Initiative
  • Wet Tropics - From the Heart Booklet


    We offer the complete range of services through our:

    Our greatest skill is to take complex science or legislation and put it in ‘real’ language for you: 
    • what does it mean to me?  What am I obliged to do? How can I make sure I comply? 
    • What do I need to tell the authorities or my clients to assure them we are doing the right thing?  

    And we help you put your story in ‘their’ language – engineer or regulators speak, so they understand your intentions or commitments. 

    We have years of practical experience working in industry, business and government departments so we know each set of requirements:  you still need to make a profit and satisfy your clients and staff, protect your community and the environment, whilst doing business legally, efficiently and using the simplest most effective ‘paperwork’ .

    We can offer services to internationally recognised standards to help your business become more competitive in a market place requiring increasingly sustainable performance. 

    We are 21st Century Green – Part of the solution and not just part of the problem. 


    November 2011
    Kim Forde Recommentation

    The Missing Link's Director Kim Forde has recieved a Recommendation from TAFE QLD - " Kim has provided advanced instruction to a NWP50107 Diploma in Water Operations (Hydrometric Monitoring) group across Australia using web conferencing virtual classrooms in the subject of managing compliance in environmental management systems.

    She effectively contextualised this subject to the employer's needs, using their own policies and processes. She effectively interacted with the students and willingly shared her knowledge of sustainability and environmental compliance. I highly recommend Kim." - Tracie Regan

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