Our Work

Recent examples of our work to plan for, influence, and drive positive change include:


Greater Geraldton Investment Showcase (City of Greater Geraldton/Mid West Development Commission)

The Greater Geraldton Investment Showcase sought to link a range of investment-ready Mid West ventures (from start-ups through to complex public private partnerships) with a diverse range of local, national and international investors.  The event, held in Geraldton, was the culmination of two months of intensive consultation, project management and engagement by FAR Lane (project lead), and project partners Pollinators, 32 Degrees South and GCP Capital. The outcome was a powerful event that forged a range of relationships between regional ventures, stakeholders and the investment community, with ongoing activity being undertaken across areas including natural resource management, social enterprise and tourism.

What a great event, giving entrepreneurs in the region a chance to progress on their ventures and see it for the bigger picture that it is
— Venture Participant

NWAHF Assessment Tool (Department of Communities)

FAR Lane, with the Novelle Consortium, was commissioned to develop a tailored tool to assist WA Government in deciding what type(s) and mix of housing infrastructure and support services should be invested in by the $200M North West Aboriginal Housing Fund. The model provided guidance as to where those investment should occur, how much investment should be made, and what would be the expected return on investment based upon a range of user-defined scenarios.

The model provides experienced and technically competent client personnel with a resource that assists in the practical examination of the comparative costs and benefits of proposed NWAHF projects across the East Kimberley, West Kimberley and Pilbara.

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Regional Innovation Strategy Addendum (OGCIO)

FAR Lane, as part of the Meshpoints team, was commissioned by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer to draft a strategy for growing innovation in Western Australia’s regions. This piece of work was prepared as an addendum to the recently published State Innovation Strategy, and built on other relevant strategies and documents. The preparation of the Addendum required targeted consultation with regional innovation stakeholders and related agencies, with the document seeking to deliver a consensus view of what priorities exist in support innovation in the regions.

The  Addendum provided a framework to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in communities where access to such services may be limited.  It also sought to ensure the frame for innovation was focused on delivery of economic development outcomes including job creation within target communities.

Other recent projects in which FAR Lane has been involved include:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • State Innovation Strategy Regional Addendum (OGCIO)

  • Regional New Industries Fund Strategic Advice to Proponents and Panel (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development)

  • Eco-Tourism Incubator Operational Plan (Mid West Development Commission)

  • Regional Innovation Network Funding Application (Meshpoints)

  • Collaborative Innovation Framework (City of Mandurah)

Strategic Facilitation

  • Regional New Industries Fund Investment Facilitation (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development)

  • Place-Based Economic Development Briefing (Main St Co-op)

  • Review of Employment Strategy (City of Wanneroo)

  • Destination Marketing Strategy Facilitation (Rottnest Island Authority)

  • Board Strategic Planning Facilitation (Perth Regional Tourism Organisation)

  • Facilitation of Focus Groups for Positive Ageing Plan (City of Subiaco)

Business Cases and Impact Analysis

  • Canning Vale Recreation Impact Assessment (City of Canning)

  • Christmas Island Economic Impact Assessment (Phosphate Resources Limited)

  • North West Aboriginal Housing Fund Impact Assessment Tool (Department of Communities)

  • Cost of Living Impact Assessment (Department of Communities)

  • Tourism Infrastructure Cost Benefit Analysis (City of Greater Geraldton)

  • Airport Impact Assessment (Shell)

  • Piesse Lake Land Transaction Business Case (Shire of Katanning)

  • Ravenswood Recreation Impact Assessment (Shire of Murray)

  • Claisebrook Economic Impact Assessment (R-Point Properties)

  • Trans Access Rd Impact Analysis (City of Kalgoorlie Boulder)

Economic Development Strategy and Analysis

  • Start-up Cluster Analysis (South West Group)

  • Economic Development Strategy Inputs (City of Vincent)

  • East Wanneroo Economic Development Strategy (Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage)

  • Economic Development Plan (Iluka)

  • Bassendean Economic Overview (Town of Bassendean)

  • Town of Bassendean Economic Development Strategy (Town of Bassendean)

  • Employment Lands Study (City of Wanneroo)

  • Agri-Precinct Planning Study (City of Wanneroo)

  • Tourism Land Use Study (City of Wanneroo)

  • Regional Cluster Mapping (Landcorp)

Land-Use Economics

  • Main Street Mixed Use Feasibility Study (City of Stirling)

  • Cassia Glades Land Use Assessment (Satterley/Department of Communities)

  • Wembley Site Services Strategy (MercyCare)

  • Yanchep Lagoon Masterplan Economic Positioning (City of Wanneroo)

  • North Stoneville Local Commercial Strategy (Satterley)

  • Brockman Park Aged Care Structure Plan (Shire of Carnarvon)

  • Anketell Rd Retail Assessment (Oumars Meshgin)

  • Capel Land Use Analysis (Northstar)

  • Landsdale Medical Needs Analysis (Dynamic Planning and Developments)

  • Wattle Grove Land Use Assessment (Dynamic Planning and Developments)