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SED provides a range of planning services including site selection, feasibility studies, master planning for communities and institutions, planning permit applications and broader strategic and planning policy work. We believe a coordinated and collaborative approach is required to achieve the most successful planning outcomes.


SED has a strong network of contacts from all tiers of government, which, coupled with links to an extensive network of professionals, enables us to provide a comprehensive response to a wide range of situations. This ensures our projects deliver outcomes that allow our clients objectives to be realised.


VicTrack: Regional Development Victoria

The Challenge

The Ballarat Station Precinct Master Plan 2013 identified multiple transport improvements and

a potential commercial hotel development opportunity within the northern half of the station precinct. However these improvements and opportunities still had to be realised through a well thought out implementation plan.

SED Intervention

SED was engaged as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide strategic planning and development advice during the schematic design process which aimed to produce an appropriate balance of both community benefits and attracting private sector investment.


Client Outcome

The key deliverables were a planning options assessment and recommended planning process for a planning scheme amendment. After a planning panel hearing the planning scheme was amended in accordance with SED’s recommendations. The appropriate conditions and controls are now in place at the site for the improved and expanded functioning of the station and commercial partnerships and investment are underway.

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