Australian Projects

  • Peel-Harvey Catchment Climate Change Summit Facilitation.
  • Swan River Trust River Protection Strategy and Management Program
  • River Guardians Visioning and Action Plan
  • Southwest Coast Care Planning Facilitation
  • Southwest Catchments Council Future Directions Plan
  • Department of Water Urban Drainage and Water Management Consultation Protocol
  • Ramsar Convention Management Plan for the Peel-Yalgorup System
  • Southwest Catchments Council Future Financing
  • Ord River Aquatic Weed Project
  • Serpentine Jarrahdale Environmental Planning Manual Review
  • Harvey River Restoration Trust Strategic Plan (2001) – community-based investment program – Water Corporation.
  • + Range of support activities to environmental initiatives and not-for-profit organisations
  • City of Mandurah Ocean Road Active Reserve & Recycled Wastewater Scheme Business Case
  • Peel Farmers Market Hamel Nursery Feasibility Study
  • City of Mandurah Seawall Upgrade Business Case and Funding Application
  • Palngun Wurnangat Association Kakadu Plum Business Plan and Funding Application
  • Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan
  • Murdoch University Project Feasibility Assessment
  • City of Mandurah Local Business Forum Facilitation
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup Facilities and Services Plan
  • Shire of Boddington Retirement Village Business Case
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Whitby Falls Development Business Case
  • Shire of Boddington Living in Boddington Lifestyle Village Action Agenda Funding Application
  • Shire of Waroona Coronation Road Bridge widening Business Case & Funding Application
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Byford Regional Transformation Project Disaggregation of projects
  • Shire of Boddington Supertowns Community Update and Newsletter
  • Great Southern Development Commission Maritime Heritage Tourism Strategy
  • JALbi Bush Medicine Business Plan/ TGA Process Facilitation
  • Bellerubies Business Plan
  • Peel Bearings Business Plan
  • Shire of Busselton Local Tourism Planning Strategy
  • Peel Region Tourism Inventory
  • City of Swan Place Planning: Bullsbrook
  • Wanala Tours Business Plan
  • Peel Development Commission Peel Region Infrastructure Plan
  • Shire of Denmark Visitor Centre Feasibility Centre
  • City of Mandurah Strategic Tourism Planning Strategy
  • Walgenup Community Economic Opportunities Plan, Manjimup
  • Narrogin Kaata-Koorliny Enterprise and Employment Development Aboriginal Corporation Strategic Plan
  • + Wide range of business plans, feasibility studies and organisation change facilitation and training. Design
  • and delivery of executive training programs.
  • City of Mandurah Local Business Forum Facilitation
  • Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan
  • Palngun Wurnangat Association Kakadu Plum Business Plan and Funding Application
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup Facilities and Services Plan
  • Alcoa-Myara Community Forum Facilitation
  • Shire of Murray Yunderup Future Planning Consultation
  • Shire of Collie Heritage Interpretation Plan
  • Shire of Collie Community Art and Cultural Centre Feasibility Study
  • Southern City My Train Project
  • City of Fremantle Safer Streets in Freo Project
  • Augusta-Margaret River Active Ageing Study
  • Swan and Canning Rivers Community Values Study
  • City of Rockingham Active Ageing Study
  • City of Swan Place Planning Consultation
  • WestAus Healthy Breakfast Monitoring and Research Protocol
  • Mandurah Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy
  • Wheatbelt Aboriginal Corporation Health Program Strategic & Action Plan.
  • Community Arts Network WA Strategic and Business Plan
  • City of Nedlands 2020 Community Consultation Process
  • WestAus Crisis Care Strategic Plan
  • 2000-2005 - Extensive range of community workshop facilitation and capability development projects. (Detailed list available)
  • City of Mandurah Ocean Road Active Reserve & Recycled Wastewater Scheme Business Case
  • City of Mandurah Seawall Upgrade Business Case and Funding Application
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup Facilities and Services Plan
  • Shire of Boddington Retirement Village Business Case
  • Allambee Counselling Inc Constitution and Governance Review
  • City of Mandurah Local Business Inclusion Evaluation
  • City of Mandurah Community Schools Program Evaluation
  • WestAus Crisis and Welfare Services Inc Strategic Plan
  • Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan
  • City of Mandurah Fun on the Foreshore Project Evaluation
  • City of Mandurah Local Business Employment Breakfast Feedback Summary
  • City of Mandurah/Peel Volunteer Resource Centre, Community Schools Program Evaluation
  • City of Mandurah Social Infrastructure Plan Evaluation
  • City of Mandurah Safer City Business Partnerships Project Evaluation
  • City of Mandurah Connect Project Evaluation
  • Peel Trails Strategic Forward Directions meeting facilitation
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup Facilities and Services Plan
  • City of Nedlands Governance Framework City of Mandurah Strategic Plan(s)
  • Wheatbelt Aboriginal Corporation Strategic Plan
  • Centre for Leadership Development Indigenous Governance Program
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Sustainable Strategic Plan & Executive Role.
  • Peel Farmers Market Hamel Nursery Feasibility Study
  • Murdoch University Project Feasibility Assessment
  • Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan
  • Palngun Wurnangat Association Kakadu Plum Business Plan and Funding Application
  • Shire of Murray Dwellingup Facilities and Services Plan
  • Richmond Fellowship Future Accommodation Study
  • Shire of Collie Heritage Interpretation Plan
  • Great Southern Maritime Heritage Asset Analysis and Strategic Plan
  • Augusta Margaret River Age Friendly Communities Study
  • City of Rockingham Active Ageing Strategy
  • Positive Ageing in the Peel Study
  • Serpentine Jarrahdale Youth Strategy
  • City of Nedlands Housing Diversity Study
  • Enquiry into the Local Government Rating System & Distribution of Funds. DLGRD
  • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Indicators Project
  • NGO Accommodation Study – Mandurah

Scoping Study and Development of the Swan and Canning Rivers Protection Strategy and Management Programme

Swan River Trust

Scoping Study and Development of the Swan and Canning Rivers Protection Strategy and Management Programme

The project involved developing a stakeholder consultation plan and facilitate stakeholder involvement in the development of the Strategy and Management Programme(s);

Establish the vision, values, targets and management arrangements for the River Protection Strategy. It was important to combine environmental imperatives with the recognition of social and economic priorities and link stakeholder input and strategic planning.

Over 1000 Perth residents were consulted including individual stakeholder meetings, focus groups, two large public forums and an Aboriginal specific meeting. A survey was conducted over a period of 3 months with SDF staff surveying over 500 river users along the entire length of the Swan and Canning rivers. User groups and commercial users were provided with a separate survey.

Scoping Study and Development of the Swan and Canning Rivers Protection Strategy and Management Programme

All output documents were accepted by the SRT Board at a series of presentations held throughout the process along with the State of the Rives report. The State of the Rivers report was used to help guide the River protection strategy and Management plan.

SDF has recently also worked with the Trust to assist with research and mapping for the River Protection Strategy and Management Plan implementation.

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Peel Region Infrastructure Plan

Peel Region Infrastructure Plan

The contract involved identifying the current and planned infrastructure and land uses within the Peel Region along with any known new developments. Regional projections for each industry sector were analysed to assess the future needs of the region. Federal, State and Local Government departments and agencies were consulted along with the community to ensure any gaps were identified and addressed within the final plan. The final strategy included Fact Sheets for use in funding applications. Regional strategic project covering social economic and environment sectors, including heritage, Indigenous development and tourism, amongst others.

The output consisted of a two volume report which broke the infrastructure requirements into key sectors including, land use planning, tourism, economic, transport, community facilities, utilities, education, health, environment, industrial land, communication and sport & recreation.

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Housing Diversity Study

City of Nedlands

City of Nedlands Housing Diversity Study

SDF was the main contractor for the City Strategic Plan Consultation and Governance Policy and developed a rapport with the community through the various consultation mechanisms.

For this reason, SDF was asked to assist the City with the most critical issue – community conflict over housing diversity. The City wished clear evidence of the community demand.

The SDF Team researched international and national demographic and housing diversity trends and options. Different scenarios, consultation materials and consultation methods were used to stimulate thought and gather feedback. State Government and other adjoining LGAs were also involved as key stakeholders.

The Housing Diversity Study is actively being used by the City to progress R-code changes and detailed ODPs for specific areas. SDF continued to provide external advice on implementation when requested.

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Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Management Plan- Values Mapping and Stakeholder Engagement

Peel Harvey Catchment Council - Peel Region

Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Management Plan- Values Mapping  and Stakeholder Engagement

SDF was responsible for arranging and conducting the facilitation of community and stakeholder workshops to develop of a community driven Management Plan for the Peel-Yalgorup System. Key stakeholders include state and local government representatives & politicians, community groups, business and large developers. In addition SDF is responsible for analysing the results of community forums and surveys.

Stakeholders have given a favourable response to the Management Plan. Sensitive environmental issues and concerns were all addressed in detail with plan implementation already begun.

The PHCC is using the plan and will continue to work collaboratively with each of the key stakeholders to ensure that the Management Plan guides and supports their planning and development work.

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Active Ageing Research and Strategy Development

Peel Community Development Group,
City of Rockingham, and
Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Active Ageing Research and Strategy Development

A series of community-based research projects across five different local governments in the Peel region and, at a later date, the City of Rockingham and Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Involved a series of surveys, focus groups, stakeholder engagement processes and strategic plan development in line with the World Health Organisation Age-Friendly Cities certification.

Each research area involved a combination of quantitative and qualitative research. It involved addressing sensitive issues such as dementia and disability, carers and care facilities and death.

The results of the Positive Ageing in the Peel Study were published and have been instrumental in regional planning for age care facilities. The individual Local Government Reports are now in implementation.

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Collie Art Gallery and Cultural Centre Feasibility Study and Heritage Interpretation Plan

Shire of Collie

Collie Art Gallery and Cultural Centre Feasibility Study and Heritage Interpretation Plan

Assist the Shire of Collie in several community development initiatives to draw together community cultural knowledge and assets; including programs and facilities. The work addresses conflicting community priorities around sensitive issues. It links facility management and differing community views. The team has consulted with a range of groups with differing perspectives. This led to two different options which have been presented to Council for decision.

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South Coast Maritime Heritage Tourism Strategy

Great Southern Development Commission

South Coast Maritime Heritage Tourism Strategy

The project involved a transparent assessment and prioritisation process for future investments. This involved a combination of stakeholder and wider public consultation on a relatively obscure issue. SDF worked with a consortium of the Great Southern Development Commission, DEC, Tourism WA, Heritage Council, Local Governments, local community groups and other interested people.