Home - Auld Planning & Projects
home,page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-15488,bridge-core-1.0.5,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,qode-theme-ver-13.0,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.4,vc_responsive

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.


Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn


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


In 2017 Auld Planning & Projects was engaged to undertake a review of VicRoads internal planning capability. A significant element of the review was consultation across the organisation and with key external stakeholders. All recommendations of the review were accepted by the VicRoads Executive Leadership Team.

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


Auld Planning & Projects was engaged by Moonee Valley in early 2017 to lead the preparation of the MV2040 Visioning Paper, the precursor to a long term strategy for the future of Moonee Valley. In 2018 we worked with Moonee Valley on the preparation of the draft MV2040 Strategy. We have also assisted in the translation of the long term strategy into the Local Planning Policy Framework

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

Project Planning & Policy Development
City of Greater Geelong

2017 – 2018

We have been engaged by the City of Greater Geelong on a number of projects, including:

  • preparation of a project plan for the Sparrovale Wetlands
  • preparation of a project plan for the Marshall PSP
  • preparation of a Works in Kind Policy
Three Regional Parks – Public Acquisition Overlays
DELWP (Land)


Preparation of planning reports to support the application of Public Acquisition Overlays to land identified for three new metropolitan regional parks in Clyde, Werribee and Melton. The projects are due to be considered by an Advisory Committee in mid 2018

Surplus Government Land Disposal


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

Second Interconnector – “Project Marinus”


Auld Planning & Projects has been engaged to assess Victorian route options for a second interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria, known as Project Marinus

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

Contact Us

Auld Planning & Projects would love to hear from you to discuss your project. Please call 0429 081 369 or email sarah@auldplanning.com.au