MAN 5401 Managing Project Scope and Stakeholders
Case Study Semester 2, 2019
Important Note
Although the organisations, people and places outlined in the case study are fictional, the underlying
principles are based on a real project.
Background
The Lee Harrison Trust (LHT) is a multimillion-dollar Australian charitable foundation that was
established in 2006 for charitable purposes. It was named after Lee Harrison who became extremely
rich after he sold his mining company in Eastern Australia. After his death, all his money was
transferred to a charitable foundation. The aims of LHT are to improve social and community
wellbeing in communities that have a higher than average level of poverty. The objectives of LHT are
to support community projects in poorer communities that provide care, welfare and education for
young people; and support the aged and infirm. To further these aims and objectives, LHT offers
grants of up to $500,000 every year to community groups who can demonstrate that they have a
viable project that will help to build relationships by breaking down community barriers and working
together to create safe, vibrant and healthy communities.
Greyville is a small town 10km north of Blue City, the capital of Eastern Australia. It has 20,000
residents. Geographically there is now a clear divide between the older areas of the town which
often contain poor families, dilapidated housing and have higher than average crime rate; and the
new housing estates that have been built on the outskirts of Greyville. These new housing estates
provide high quality commuter housing, shops and recreational facilities for professional workers
from Blue City. By contrast, many of the families who live in the poorer parts of Greyville suffer from
lower than average incomes, higher than average unemployment, and higher than average health
issues.

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MAN 5401 Managing Project Scope and Stakeholders Case Study Semester 2, 2019 Important Note Although the organisations, people and places outlined in the case study are fictional, the underlying principles are based on a real project. Background The Lee Harrison Trust (LHT) is a multimillion-dollar Australian charitable foundation that was established in 2006 for charitable purposes. It was named after Lee Harrison who became extremely rich after he sold his mining company in Eastern Australia. After his death, all his money was transferred to a charitable foundation. The aims of LHT are to improve social and community wellbeing in communities that have a higher than average level of poverty. The objectives of LHT are to support community projects in poorer communities that provide care, welfare and education for young people; and support the aged and infirm. To further these aims and objectives, LHT offers grants of up to $500,000 every year to community groups who can demonstrate that they have a viable project that will help to build relationships by breaking down community barriers and working together to create safe, vibrant and healthy communities. Greyville is a small town 10km north of Blue City, the capital of Eastern Australia. It has 20,000 residents. Geographically there is now a clear divide between the older areas of the town which often contain poor families, dilapidated housing and have higher than average crime rate; and the new housing estates that have been built on the outskirts of Greyville. These new housing estates provide high quality commuter housing, shops and recreational facilities for professional workers from Blue City. By contrast, many of the families who live in the poorer parts of Greyville suffer from lower than average incomes, higher than average unemployment, and higher than average health issues. Although the State of Eastern Australia and Greyville Council provide schools and community facilities…