The Stroud Heritage Study was prepared for the Great Lakes Shire Council as the basis for a Development Control Plan. It considered all buildings, public spaces and landscape features within the defined Conservation Area and proposed guidelines for their ongoing management and development. The overarching principle of the recommendations was to preserve the authenticity of the historic fabric and setting whilst allowing for ongoing economic development of the town. The study team included various specialised subconsltants: planner Gardener Browne, historian Rosemary Melville, landscape architect Michael Lehany, and traffic consultant Terry Keating. The project was completed in 2001.