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Sarah Auld

With more than 15 years of planning experience in Australia and the UK, Sarah has developed particular expertise in project positioning, project facilitation and strategic advice.

Project Facilitation, Strategic Advice & Statutory Planning

Sarah Auld acts as project lead on complex multi-disciplinary projects around Victoria, for both the government and private sectors. Her diverse professional experience includes precinct and activity centre revitalisation, land development, retail and commercial projects, residential buildings, policy development and infrastructure projects. Sarah has extensive experience with both local and state government and consultancies in Melbourne, Geelong and London.


In addition to project roles, Sarah is active in industry and business leadership. In 2014 she joined the State Government’s Sustainable Urban Development delegation to China as part of the Victoria Week Trade Mission and presented at forums in Shanghai and Chongqing. She was a member of the Planning Committee for the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Victoria division until December 2016, actively advocating for improvements in the planning system.


Sarah was a member of Spiire’s Senior Leadership Team for 3 years before starting Auld Planning and Projects. During that time she led a planning team of over 15 staff across four offices, with responsibilities including staff development and training, knowledge sharing across disciplines and geographies, ensuring the consistency and quality of technical advice across the team, and actively contributing to business strategy and implementation of strategic projects.


In April 2017 Sarah joined the Board of Creative Geelong, a not for profit organisation aimed at highlighting and supporting the creative industries in the Geelong region.


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What our clients say

Recent projects

Precinct Structure Plan Review
Victorian Planning Authority


Review to ensure consistency in the drafting of objectives, strategies and guidelines

Review of Internal Planning Capability


Review of the VicRoads internal capability

Land Development Around Pipelines – Policy Position
Energy Safe Victoria


Response to the recommendations of the Major Hazard Facilities Advisory Committee Report in relation to land development around pipelines, including consultation with pipeline licensees

MV2040 – Preparation of Long Term Strategy
Moonee Valley City Council


Development of the MV2040 Visioning Paper, the precursor to a long term strategy for the future of Moonee Valley

Utility Infrastructure Strategy
DELWP (Planning)


Project management of a Utility Infrastructure Strategy to meet the forecast population growth of Central Geelong over next 10 years

Three Regional Parks – Public Acquisition Overlays
DELWP (Environment)


Preparation of planning reports for the application of Public Acquisition Overlays for three new metropolitan regional parks to be considered by an Advisory Committee

Project Planning
City of Greater Geelong


Preparation of a project plan for the Sparrovale Wetlands and the Marshall PSP

Surplus Government Land Disposal


Assistance with the disposal of various surplus government land sites through the Fast Track Government Land Service

Postcode 3220 Project
City of Greater Geelong


Assistance with the Postcode 3220 Project, aimed at attracting residential development in Central Geelong

Ballarat Saleyard Approvals
Palisade Asset Management


Project management of the approval processes (EPA Works Approval & Planning Permit) for the Ballarat Saleyard

Business Case Preparation
DELWP (Water)


Preparation of a business case and various other initiatives to deliver on the Integrated Water Management initiatives to deliver on Water for Victoria

Apartment Development
Private client


Planning approval for a 14 storey apartment development in central Geelong

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