Case Study

Feasibility Study for Regional Education Provider


This case study highlights how we developed a detailed feasibility study to support a regional education provider to make an informed decision about the best way forward with a development opportunity.

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Opportunity to develop new campus

Our regional education provider client was exploring options to develop a new campus to better meet the needs of their student body. Their local government offered them the opportunity to access a large parcel of land to undertake this development. They realised they needed external support to develop a comprehensive feasibility study into the opportunity.

It was important to understand the viability of this option before proceeding with the development. They needed to balance the priorities of stakeholders and community, and those of the school, when making their decision.

This opportunity had been loosely on the table for some time and stakeholders needed clarity about whether to move forward or pursue a different direction.


Context Analysis

Our feasibility study considered the client’s needs in the context of best practices for their sector, with this understanding underpinning our evaluation of the site’s suitability.

Detailed Opportunity Analysis

Our analysis of the suitability of the site went beyond the practicalities of the site development and looked in detail at how this approach would support the client’s operational and strategic goals.

Social and Economic Benefits

Developments do not occur in isolation and we also explored the anticipated social and economic benefits of the potential project to understand the broader value it may provide.

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Ultimately, the advice was that this project had some merits however there were better-suited opportunities for the client to relocate their operations. This allowed the client and stakeholders to refocus and pursue a solution that was more tightly aligned with their operational needs and strategic objectives.

It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. – Jim Rohn

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