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Three Seeds

supporting strategic engagement

Three Seeds Agency was founded on Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri-willam)
Country, Kulin Nation. We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.



Three Seeds 

                      supports strategic engagement.

When the combined wisdom and shared resources of a group of people are brought together, great outcomes are possible.


Too often, this potential is only partially realised.

We support individuals and teams with their strategic engagement needs - within organisations and with clients and stakeholders. We work closely with our clients and collaborators to leverage collective 
knowledge, skills and experience.

Three Seeds supports organisations transforming urban places, protecting and enhancing natural systems, and supporting community health and wellbeing.

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Three Seeds

                      provides strategic advisory, stakeholder engagement and facilitation services.

We work with with your team, your organisation, and your stakeholders to support effective design, implementation and evaluation of strategies, programs and on-ground projects.

We provide:

  • strategic guidance to enhance 
    program and project planning and delivery

  • internal and external stakeholder engagement, including Indigenous engagement

  • facilitation for small and large groups, including online facilitation.

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Climte and Living-Systems Emergency

acknowledges the Climate and Living Systems Emergency

Three Seeds

With open eyes and open ears and open hearts we commit to aligning our practice with the reality of a climate and living-systems emergency. We seek to create space for authentic and courageous conversations that acknowledge what is and building momentum toward a life-sustaining future for all. We invite you to walk with us on this journey.

We acknowledge:

  • For the benefit of everyone, ​so much can change through deep listening and learning from First Peoples’ ways of knowing, being and doing​ that have and continue to sustain and affirm life.

  • We are in a global human-induced climate and living systems emergency​. Some people and places are being affected sooner and more intensely than others.

  • Our ​climate and living systems emergency is a symptom of interconnected systems, structures, actions and beliefs.
    Social justice must to be woven into our responses.

  • We need to be, know and do in ways that support life​ and thriving futures, rather than in ways that has created this emergency.

  • We have a responsibility to acknowledge and to act; life depends on it.

Adapted from the Living-Systems Informed Facilitation Practice group's declaration of a climate and living-systems emergency.




Ross was born on Noongar Country in South-West Western Australia and lives on Wurundjeri-Willam (Woiwurrung) Country in Melbourne.

He is a creative and collaborative strategist and facilitator who inhabits the spaces between individuals, groups and organizations. Ross is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of groups working to reconnect our built and natural systems and our communities.

His professional journey spans local and state government, niche and international consulting, and national research programs. He has worked

with clients, stakeholders and communities across Australia, South-East Asia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

Ross' strategy, engagement and facilitation skills are underpinned by a technical background in waterway planning and management, and designing urban ecological landscapes.


He has environmental engineering and geographic information systems qualifications, and is completing a Diploma of Facilitation. Ross is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN), and Australian Water Association (AWA).

Ross Allen, Creative Director​

Clients and Collaborators

Three Seeds

                      is collaborative.

We work with state and local government, water corporations, research institutes, community and cultural organisations and consultants. Clients and collaborators include:

Local Government:

  • Cardinia Shire Council

  • Glen Eira City Council

  • Ku-ring-gai Council (NSW)

  • Mitchell Shire Council

  • Whittlesea City Council

  • Mornington Shire Council

Water Corporations:

  • Melbourne Water & Clearwater

  • Yarra Valley Water

Indigenous Organisations:

  • Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation

  • Whadjuk Aboriginal Corporation

  • Wurundjeri Tribe Council


  • Collective Insight

  • E2Designlab

  • Evergreen Consulting

  • Regeneration Projects

  • Rain Consulting

  • Urban Forest Consulting

  • Wave Consulting Australia

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We have a strategic collaboration with Zenergy Global to co-deliver facilitation training aligned with Zenergy's vision of whole people cooperating in a sustainable world.

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Research Institutes:

  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

  • Deakin University
    - NIKERI Institute

  • The University of Melbourne
    - Melbourne School of Design (MSD)

  • Monash University
    - Monash Art, Design & Architecture (MADA)

    Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)

  • The University of Western Australia
    - Oceans Institute




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Understanding and quantifying local government 
integrated water management transitions

- Melbourne Water -

Co-developing a business strategy for building 

industry capacity

- Clearwater -

Review and advice on wetlands centre feasibility 

and preliminary site impact assessment

- Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre Loci Environment and Place -

Contact us to discuss how we can help your group achieve their collective potential.

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