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Name: Mitchell Mackenzie
Phone: 0416 724 200
Desired working location(s): Melbourne/Geelong

2014 – 2015 (Awaiting Certification): Master of Urban Planning & Environment
RMIT University – Melbourne

2010 – 2013: Bachelor of International Development
LaTrobe University – Melbourne


I am a proactive, articulate, and punctual masters graduate currently undertaking an internship at the Victorian State Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources (DEDJTR). I am also a former volunteer with the National Heart Foundation in the Active Living/Planning Department and currently work at Capire Consulting, as a casual community and stakeholder engagement assistant. I have 5 years of tertiary education, and 1 year of worked planning experience.

06/2015 – Currently interning: Victorian State Government: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources (DEDJTR)
Role: RMIT University Intern

  • Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents using advanced Microsoft Excel functions and calculations to develop reports, lists, and deadlines in regards to assigned projects
  • Communicating with stakeholders to obtain information pertaining to delegated projects
  • Delegating tasks and project work to co-workers and taking on additional project work delegated to me
  • Accessing and updating ‘TRIM’ files using DEDJTR’s internal database
  • Completing summaries on key articles for review by DEDJTR to use in publications
  • Researching the environmental impacts of using active transport to inform a summary report
  • Researching alternative environmental and social analytical methods used to evaluate transport infrastructure projects feasibility
  • Gathering and collating data/information pertaining to major parking infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s 31 LGAs to add to various mapping systems, such as the Victorian Transport Statistics Portal (VTSP) and Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity (VISTA)
  • Attending team meetings with my supervisor and co-workers to discuss project challenges, successes, impact, and applicability
  • Attending mentoring sessions within and external to DEDJTR with professional stakeholders involved in the planning community

08/2015-Currently Employed: Capire Consulting (Community and Stakeholder Engagement)
Role: Casual Assistant

  • Entering data/information pertaining to community engagement forums held by Capire on behalf of key stakeholders in the Melbourne Metropolitan area
  • Distributing project materials to local community members pertaining to community engagement forums on behalf of key stakeholders and Capire
  • Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents using advanced Microsoft Excel functions and calculations to develop reports, lists, and deadlines in regards to assigned projects
  • Interacting with stakeholders via email, telephone, and face to face communication to obtain information pertaining to delegated projects

06/2014 – 12/2014: The National Heart Foundation Australia (Head Office) - Melbourne
Role: Active Living Volunteer

  • Reviewed existing reports and documentation, which addressed best practice urban densification protocol, built form, sustainable environmental management, and integrated active transport methods
  • Prepared summary reports on information relating to Heart Foundation publications, i.e. active living/built form publications such as Healthy By Design
  • Worked alongside the active living (planning) employees in a team orientated environment
  • Contacted local councils, and various stakeholders via phone and email regarding statutory planning policy and local development projects
  • Negotiated with stakeholders to consider including best practice aspects of the Healthy By Design guidelines within their LPPFs

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Name: Andrew Kennedy
Phone: 0423 253 040
Desired working location: Brisbane/South-East Queensland


  • Bachelor of Marine Studies (Coastal Management) (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate of Public Administration, University of Canberra
  • Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning, currently undertaking further study to complete to Masters level by July 2016, University of Queensland


June 2014- May 2015. Development Assessment Officer, ACT Government, Planning and Land Authority.

  • Undertook assessment and made decisions on development applications.
  • Provided planning advice to the public as part of a small team

January 2012-June 2015. Policy Officer, Australian Government Department of Agriculture

  • Developed and implemented a stakeholder engagement strategy for draft biosecurity legislation, as part of a small team
  • Coordinated my team's input to a strategic committee for departmental regulatory policy
  • Worked as part of a team across the Australian Government to improve practical and legislative basis for biosecurity management in the Indian Ocean Territories

I am seeking entry-level positions, temporary student roles or work experience in planning or environmental management, including transport planning, urban design and development applications. With some experience in development assessment and in public administration, I have an appreciation for the role of the regulatory system in achieving liveability outcomes. I bring a range of skills in communication, teamwork and research that equip me to make an enthusiastic contribution to any team. I am passionate about a future where our cities are designed to promote the wellbeing of residents and visitors. I have developed an interest in the interaction between the environment and psychology, having recently completed a research project that evaluated new cycling infrastructure in central Canberra for its potential to encourage new cycle trips and reduce fear.

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Name: Talat Munshi
Desired working location: Adelaide, Anywhere in South Australia


2007 –2013 PhD in Urban and Transport Planning, University of Twente, The Netherlands, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands

2001 - 2003 M.Sc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (Urban Infrastructure Management), ITC, The Netherlands.

1995-1997 Masters (Equivalent) in Planning, School of Planning, C.E.P.T University, India

1990-1995 B.Tech (Equivalent) in Construction Technology, School of Building Science and Technology, C.E.P.T University, India


2007 to Present, Associate Professor, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University

2006 – 2007, Associate Fellow/Adjunct Faculty, Centre for Urban Systems and Infrastructure, Regulatory Studies and Governance Division, The Energy and Resource Institute

2004 – 2006, Lecturer in Transportation Planning, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, ITC, The Netherlands

1998 – 2004, Lecturer, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University

1997 – 1998, Assistant Town Planner, Town Planning Department, Surat Municipal Corporation, Surat, India

Areas of Specialization

Urban Transport
Urban Planning
Geo-information Technology

Areas of Competence

Transport Modelling,
Travel Behaviour Analysis,
Accessibility Analysis,
Land-use planning and modelling,
Spatial and Statistical Planning Methods

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Name: Maan Chibli
Phone: 00971 52 9988804
Desired working location: Sydney, Melbourne.

Doctorate of Urban Planning

I have a diversified professional and academic record, being the Mayor of Aleppo for more than 7 years, where several performances were achieved especially Urban Planning and Development as well as Heritage Management. I have also the experience working with international organizations in Syria: GIZ, UNDP, EU, ESCWA, the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development and JICA.

I have the ability to lead & manage diversified teams, to take the maximum advantage of their work and encourage their new ideas and make them work. Moreover, I am able to develop policies & build Partnerships in close coordination with the public & private sectors as well as the civil society. The Aleppo experience is documented & disseminated to other cities in Syria in particularly that concerns Governance based on an established network at the City, National & International levels.

In 2005, I was the initiator of Aleppo City Development Strategy in coordination with the World Bank and Cities Alliance, traced a long term vision for the development of Aleppo City in various fields.

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Name: Nadia McLeod
Phone: 0431 424 099
Desired working location: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne
Education: BSc Honours Rural and Urban Planning
Eligibility to work in Australia: Permanent Resident and vetted by Vetassess for nominated occupation of Urban and Regional Planner (ANZSCO Code: 232611)
Professional Membership: Affiliate Member to PIA (Member number: 67740) and Graduate Class Membership (G252) to Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners
Experience: Planner at Arup Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd (January 2007 to June 2nd 2015)

Strategic Planning (Preparation of Master and Local Plans)

  • Formulate research material and tools to initiate the early stages of a Master Plan and/or Local Plan; such as questionnaires, surveys to do with socio-economic analysis, land use analysis, ownership analysis, shopping centre preference and habits as well as traffic counts
  • Analyse data collected in the field using software programmes such as Microsoft Excel and the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to develop comprehensive information i.e. graphs, tables, figures.
  • Structure a Master Plan and/or Local Plan using the guidelines set out in the planning act governing Zimbabwe town planning; the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act Chapter 29:11 and any other relevant planning regulations i.e. the Report of Study and Written Statement
  • Design and develop guidelines with regards to environmental planning and management (and where applicable working under the guidelines of the Environmental Management Agency)
  • Analyse and recommend optimal use and future implementation of water and sewer provision and infrastructure under the guidance of the local planning authority and/or relevant government agencies/departments
  • Design development control parameters to guide how future development assessments should occur
  • Design and recommend implementation, monitoring and evaluation measures for each local plan’s specifications.
  • Liaising with the local planning authority and/or client to ensure the smooth transition of final adoption and approval of a Master Plan and/or Local Plan
  • Keeping the client up-to-date with the progress of the local plan i.e. periodically contacting the client via verbal or written correspondence
  • The preparation and updating of planning registers for local plans and liaising with the local planning authority on the same
  • Resolve any disputes/representations that might arise during the Plan preparation.

Development Control Planning

  • Assisting in the preparation of development control applications/assessments such as ‘change of use’ and/or ‘special consent’ and ‘change of reservation’ applications to the legal frameworks and guidelines
  • Address enquiries on general development issues such land use zoning and how best to define and advice the client on their individual needs and requirements.

Administrative Duties

  • Providing customer advice to clients/potential clients on general development issues to do with land use zoning, user rights to do with development assessments being exempt, prohibited or self assessable etc
  • Performing any other duties relating to strategic planning and development control planning such as supervising staff members during research field trips/assignments
  • Delegating work duties to town planning technicians and coordinating periodic updates of any mapping work
  • Completing monthly timesheets
  • Filing of documents according to the Quality Assurance Standards used at Arup, Zimbabwe
  • Monitoring internal Registers of Master Plans and/or Local Plans.

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Name: Mani Kumar Sharma
Date of birth: 01/01/1989
Nationality: Bhutanese
Phone: 0426404056

Desired working location: Regional Australia

Languages:English: fluent, IELTS score 7.0 “good user”, January 2015, (English is the language of instruction in all schools in Bhutan). Dzongkha: fluent,( national language of Bhutan). Hindi: fluent. Nepali: fluent

2011-2015 :Completed Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree at University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2350, Australia. Successfully completed 32 units required for B. URP. All units at Pass level with two-thirds at Credit and Distinction.
2009-2010: Higher Secondary 2009 /2010 Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School Bhutan Science stream
2005-2008: Middle / Lower Secondary Khasadrapchu Middle Secondary School. Certificate and third highest marks in Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examination. Dux in every grade.
1998-2004: Primary School Gomtu Middle Secondary Bhutan. Dux in every grade.

Present Position:
Casual cleaner under TJS Services cleaning airport, public library and Spotlight shopping centre

Certificate awarded and scholarship to study at The University of New England (UNE) Australia from Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), 2011. Commenced study for Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, UNE, July 2011. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th king of Bhutan presented me with Certificates for outstanding academic achievements Year 9 (2007) and Year 10 (2009). United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Certificate for successful participation in Quiz Thimphu 2008.

Membership of Professional Associations:
Member, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA); Attended PIA Seminar, Planning for Agriculture, Tamworth 29th May 2015; Member, UNE Group of Urban and Regional Planning

Computer skills:
Good computer skills. Microsoft applications: e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and Excess Internet: e.g. Google Chrome, Google Scholar, worldwide

Research skills:

Unit GEPL338 Understanding Research , result Credit. Research undertaken in several other units of the degree.

Employment Record:

Casual crop worker, Guyra, NSW, Tomato Exchange, Costa Group of Companies, November –February 2012-2013; August – October 2013; March – June 2014; October-February 2014-2015. Casual crop worker, Sale Victoria, bean farm, December-February 2011-2012. Student Planner, Department of Human Settlements, Ministry of Works and Human Settlements, Thimphu, Bhutan November – February 2013-2014. Road construction worker: road surfacing, road formation, concrete and bitumen surfacing, Bhutan. During school vacations.


Adjunct Associate Professor Warren Halloway (Rtd), The University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. 90 Mossman Street, Armidale , NSW, 2350. Ph. 61 2 67724750,

Mr. Paul McFarland. Lecturer. School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW,2351 Australia. Ph. 61 2 67732821

Dr. Rajanathan Rajaratnam. Lecturer. School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW,2351 Australia. Ph. 61 2 67733435

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Name: Prasadi Indrawimala
Phone: 0469574898
Desired working location: Toowoomba or Regional QLD

2010 - 2014 MSc Geoinformatics, IHRA - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (Merit)
2000 - 2001 Diploma Computer based Information Systems, National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka (Second Class Division II)
1998 - 1999 Diploma Computer System Design, National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka

Key achievements:

June 2005 - September 2014 Program Associate - GIS for Disaster Management
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), Sri Lanka

Geo-technical support:

  • Carried out a hazard mapping through PGIS (Participatory GIS) approach for a flood mitigation project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Urban fire hazard mapping through PGIS (Participatory GIS) approach in districts of Sri Lanka.
  • Identified geographical vulnerability of populations for a Dam safety preparedness project through spatial analysis and GIS mapping for 7 major reservoirs in Sri Lanka.

Liaise and Coordinate:

  • Regularly monitored and reported incidents due to disasters and adverse weather conditions through maps and information to UN OCHA Sri Lanka office to facilitate any international assistance required.
  • Facilitated the Disaster coordination team in coordinating relief assistance between NGOs and UN agencies and the government during natural emergencies.

Training and capacity building:

  • Provided technical support to field based non-technical staff in GPS operation and data collection related to fire hazard in District urban areas of Sri Lanka.
  • Led a GIS technical team at the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) in developing a GIS based flood hazard monitoring and response evaluation tool in Gampaha district as a pilot project in supporting effective utilization of government provisions of relief and resettlement assistance allocated for vulnerable communities.

Other IM (Information Management) Support:

  • Collaboratively prepared a common disaster needs assessment format on rapid (24/7) basis and damage assessment format to be promoted within the humanitarian community.
  • Designed a emergency mini contact directory for Sri Lanka.
  • Designed an MS Excel based situation report for the 24/7 Emergency Operation Centre of the Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka.


Name: Kathryn Donnelly
Looking for: Unpaid work experience for a recent UK town planning graduate either in consultancy or local government
Desired working location: NSW/ QLD

Education: 2013-2015 MSc Town Planning, Newcastle University, UK (Merit)
2010-2013 BA (Hons) Geography, Newcastle University, UK (2:1)
1997-2010 The Mary Erskine School, UK (Highers and Advanced Highers)

August 2014- Present Strategic Land Assistant, Taylor Wimpey, Dunfermline

  • Supported senior colleagues.
  • Produced planning reports for the TW Regional Board.
  • Developed procedures and templates for projects.
  • Introduced new system for digital mapping of potential sites to include development constraints.
  • Carried out site visits to identify new land opportunities.
  • Researched (physical and online) new land opportunities.
  • Responsible for all invoicing from consultants.
  • Attended and minuted senior management meetings.
  • Participated in monthly legal meetings with external legal advisors.
  • Attended external seminars and professional briefings.

July 2013-August 2013 GIS Intern, SHE Transmissions Plc, SSE (Large Capital Projects), Aberdeen

  • Provided GIS training and support to the Environmental Team.
  • Created and managed project spatial data.

June 2013–May 2014 Research Assistant at Trends Business Research, Newcastle

  • Managed and updated the company’s existing client databases.
  • Investigated ‘Local Economic Assessment’ and ‘Economic Development Strategy’ reports to strengthen tender bids.

August-September 2011 GIS Internship at Scotia Gas Networks (Network Team) Edinburgh

  • Utilised modern software using GIS skills learnt at University to manage existing databases.

June 2009 CKD Galbraiths Land Surveyors and Agents, Perth Office

  • Shadowed the different surveyors on various projects including landowner mediation regarding a power line installation.
  • Carried out basic office administration, such as photocopying and scanning.

Other Experience

February 2015- ongoing Planning Aid Scotland Volunteer, Various
Active volunteer with Planning Aid Scotland.

May 2011- May 2013 Geography Student Mentor, Newcastle University

  • Liaised with the department and first year geographers helping them settle into university life.
  • Held paid roles during open days for prospective students.

2007- 2008 Volunteer Shop Assistant at Shelter Charity Shop Edinburgh

  • Weekly two hour commitment.
  • Gained communication skills in dealing with customers.

IT Skills - Competent with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS and Promap.

Interests University Ultimate Frisbee Team at Newcastle University

  • Merchandiser for 2011 to 2012 season.
  • Developed teamwork and communication skills.

Social Secretary for the Geography Society at Newcastle University 2012-2013 session

  • Responsible for organising and taking part in social events.


Name: Thomas Holman
Phone:+44 7772245052
Desired working location: Sydney/NSW


Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

MA Planning and Sustainability 2010

RICS & RTPI accredited - Kingston University

BCOMM Hons 2.2 2006

University of Birmingham


4 months work experience in both the Development Management and Planning Policy department for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

  • Evaluated 4,000 consultation responses to the Tunbridge Wells Town Centres Area Action Plan and Allocations Development Plan Document. Presented the findings at a Policy and Councillor meeting.
  • Supported Development Management officers with planning applications, handling informal enquiries and attended site visits alongside planners.
  • Attended and supported planners at a public consultation event for a planned expansion of a town within the borough of Tunbridge Wells.

Planning Officer at Wealden District Council – 5 years of experience (two years in Development Management plus three years in Enforcement & Conservation).

  • Worked alongside the Conservation Officer for approximately three years attaining an understanding of historic buildings and the implications to planning. Regularly attended pre application listed building surgeries providing planning advice and having an input on the historic advice also.
  • Experience managing a significant volume of planning applications varying in complexity, examples include assessing new dwelling applications, advertisement consent applications, lawful development applications or minor householder applications.
  • Strong negotiation skills and conflict management for instance Planning Enforcement requires working under pressure, trying to find compromises and sometimes conveying unpopular decisions. Experience in completing regular site visits unaccompanied investigating a variety of planning matters including appeal site visits.
  • Continual experience of appeal procedure and progressive education in planning and related disciplines. Experience in managing cases handled at appeal whether that is written representation, informal hearing or public inquiry.
  • Strong investigative skills attained in Planning Enforcement for instance gathering data on unauthorised change of use or unauthorised residential development through regular site visits, the use of Planning Contravention Notices or teamwork with other departments such as Building Control, Environmental Health or Council Tax.


Name: Stephanie Brokenshire
Desired working location: Perth. Though happy to consider all options for a summer internship.


Master of Urban and Regional Planning – Curtin University. Currently studying. Graduate July 2016.

Thesis topic: the effect of Singapore’s Green Mark standards on urban biodiversity and the legislative implications for Australia.

Bachelor of Science (Major Botany) –University of New England, Armidale NSW. Graduated 2013.

Cert III Horticulture – Polytechnic West. Graduated 2014.

Cert III Conservation Land Management –Polytechnic West. Graduated 2014.


My interests lie in the implementation of green spaces in urban environments and the impact of legislation on standards of urban design, particularly regarding biodiversity and sustainability.

Most of my previous experience has been in commercial horticulture or landscaping including 2 years retail experience, 6 months in plant nursery production and 1 year in landscape maintenance/management for a function centre and vineyard in the Swan Valley.

During uni holidays (July 2015) completed 4 weeks work experience with the Shire of Kalamunda Planning Department (3 days a week) in strategic and statutory planning.

I am highly motivated and keen to learn, however due to full-time study I am looking for an entry level position or summer internship (Nov-Feb) to develop planning experience and integrate into the Perth urban planning industry. I would bring a unique perspective and engaged positive attitude to any team and look forward to any opportunity to work with you.


Name: Bruce Wharrie
Phone: 0432 339 241
Desired working location: Regional NS

Education: Grad Dip Urban & Regional Planning UNE

Cert 4 Workplace Training & Assessment


2007-2013 – Snowy River Shire Council – Assess Development Applications

2001-2007 – Albury City Council – Assess Development Applications

Developed customer friendly, easy to understand Development Guidelines for each development type.

Trained a number of new town planners on the detailed and contextual components, as well as the professional and customer focused responsibilities of the position.

Seeking 12 month’s work commencing January 2016.


Name: Kieran Nelson
Phone: 0418 772 361
Desired working location: Melbourne


2009 – Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Queensland University of Technology

2007 – Bachelor of Built Environment (Majoring in Urban and Regional Planning) , Queensland University of Technology

2012 – Certificate of Transport Management, University of Sydney


Over my 10 years involved with the urban planning and development industry, I have built a variety of skills that are critical, particularly in the fields of land use planning, statutory planning and transport planning. I have work in the following organisations over the past 10 years:

A/Manager, Principal Planner – Transport and Main Roads

Senior Land Use Planner, Network Planner and Project Officer – TransLink Transit Authority

Town Planner – Beale and Percival Land Use Planning and Design Consultants

My principal strengths are in land use planning and land use transport integration are my key attributes which enable me to develop optimal outcomes integrating community needs, economic needs and sustainable outcomes. My contributions have enhanced planning in various contexts from site plans through to local area plans and full town planning schemes. My input has improved community designs, local area active transport use and big business logistic efficiency.

I am an independent thinker which results in creative ideas with practical solutions. While my innate propensity to be a problem solver has underlain ideas and solutions to land use planning issues, the last 8 years of work experience has also focused attention on how communities develop and the processes to optimise community, commercial, social and environmental goals.

My forte in strategic planning is strengthened by my understanding of future demographic and geographic trends, and international best-practice planning through detailed analysis and research.

In developing long-term transport strategies for the South East Queensland region, I contributed my awareness of future land use and growth trends and emerging needs to ensure effective provision of transportation for coming generations.

I have lead the implementation of legislative and policy frameworks within the business. Through my own knowledge of legislative requirements, processes and relationships, I developed a training strategy to inform and train employees on the development assessment process. Additionally I developed the framework that these employees would operate under to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy.

I have been specifically required to promote stakeholder relationships through collaborative negations resulting in favourable outcomes for all parties. In the light of competing interests, through my key relationships, I facilitate consultations with community, private and government parties to get results that support business objectives, community needs and government goals.

Please note that I currently live in Brisbane, however my wife has just started a job in Melbourne and there is no barriers for me to move to the city.


Name: Georgia Stensness
Phone: 0481 454 346
Desired working location: Brisbane – Preferably CBD

Currently a second year student completing a Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) at QUT.
However, I have completed more than half of my course in 1.5 years due to previous study. I have completed my minor units in Industrial Design and also Architecture. If I do five subjects next year per semester, then I will be finishing my degree at the end of 2016.

I currently work at a Building Approval Company up to three days a week. However, I would also love to have experience in a planning office with the possibility of a permanent position within the company when I graduate.


Name: Neda R. Vandchali
Phone: 0468861885
Desired working location:Adelaide

MA, Urban Design, (January 2009)
BA, Architecture, (September 2005)
Pathways Training & Placements Course, (2015)


Professional experience as a Senior Urban Planner, Designer and Architect for more than nine years within a multi-disciplinary planning and design consultancy.

Key roles in Urban Planning and Design projects at various scales as the project coordinator and a team member including; Development of Strategic/Regional plans, Urban Design Frameworks, Mixed-use Developments, incorporating multi-unit residential, Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD’s) And Revitalization/Redevelopment Strategies.

Key skills in the preparation of 3D Master Plans for Residential and Commercial projects, public space Design, Policy Plans and Guidelines.

Demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively across sectors including private development industry, municipalities and councils, redevelopment authorities and housing agencies and with various community stakeholders.


2010-2015; Naghsh palnning and design firm ;( Senior Urban Planner and Designer)

2009-2010; Bagh planning and design firm ;( Urban Planner and Designer)

2007-2009; Rahshahr international design firm, (Urban Designer, Architect)

2005-2009, Heeman Architecture and Interior design firm, (Architect)

Computer skills

ArcGIS, Auto-Cad, Adobe Photoshop, Revit, Adobe Illustrator, sketch-up,

Other software: MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Name: Zeb McInnes
Phone: 0401 192 331
Desired working location: Sydney

2009 – 2014 Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of New England

2006 Higher School Certificate, Leeton High School


I am a young planning student seeking employment opportunities in planning. I have recently completed all of the required units of UNE’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program. A requirement of my degree is the successful completion of work experience in a planning related role. I have a strong knowledge and interest in urban geography and planning processes, and have a desire to work hard, learn and grow in the industry. I have extensive experience in customer service and administrative roles, which has enhanced my interpersonal and organisational skills.


Phone: 0470291972
Desired working location: Adelaide


Masters of Women Studies 2003 - 2005
University of Punjab, Pakistan

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning 2014-2016
University of South Australia


1) Social Welfare and Bait-ul- Maal Department May-2011 to May 2014

Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Deputy District Officer - Urban Community Development Project

  • Provide administrative and executive support within office
  • Excelled within deadline-intensive environment, ensuring the accurate and on-time completion of all projects
  • Manage executive team’s calendar, holiday celebrations, plan client meetings, prepare reports, presentations, manage records and administer database
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and guidance to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for community development
  • Liaison with other institutions for community welfare programs
  • Launched an ongoing event agenda that included Circles Program, current events, discussion groups and numerous community excursions.

2) Government Fatima Jinnah College For Women, Chuna Mandi Lahore Pakistan

Lecturer in Gender Studies January 2007 to May 2011

  • Teaching at graduation and post graduation level
  • Arrangement of co-curricular activities
  • Maintained office records and necessary reports


Name: Marco De Stavola
Phone: 0478593801
Desired working location: Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney/Perth/Gold coast


2014 – Now: IUAV University Master degree in Urban and Environmental Planning

2013 IUAV University of Venice Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning


I attended a 300 hours internship in summer of 2012 in Vigonza Municipality, near Padua, Italy. During this term I was working in the Private and Public Buildings and Urban Planning offices, where i could approach the main Building procedures management and the analytical treatment of geographical information system, including: data collecting; information sources; data storage, representation and visualisation. In this experience, I developed skills in using softwares as ArcGis, QGis, ArchiCad and AutoCad.

Actually I am attending an exchange student program in University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

During this term I could take part in four postgraduate courses:

- Urban Planning & Infrastructure

- Architecture and the City

- Principles of Geog Inf Systems

- Waves, Beaches and Coastal Infrastructure

I am looking for a short term internship (3/6 months) in Australia in order to gain experience. Actually I have a 6 months Student Visa but I can extend it for another 6 months.

I am available to start work from 30th June 2015.


Name: Roger Lacaille
Phone: 819 306-0539 (in Canada)
Desired working location: Brisbane/ Gold Coast – Tweed Heads /Melbourne/Sydney/Adelaide/ Canberra/

Master in Public Administration, National School of Public Administration (ENAP) Quebec 2006
DESS Scholarship in Urban Management, Institut Francais d’urbanisme Paris 1994
Bachelor in Urban Planning, University of Montreal, Institute of planning Montreal 1989
Certificate in Human Geography, University Laval Quebec 1986


I am a chartered urban planner with over 20 years experience in the public sector looking to make the big move from Canada for a new professional challenge in Australia. I projet to be in Australia from 15th July 2015.

Urban Planner

Town of Maniwaki (director of the planning department) 2012-2015
Municipality of Saint-Philippe (director of the planning department) 2009
City of Quebec 2003-2008
MRC de Bellechasse Saint-Lazare 2000-2001
Ministry of Municipal Affairs of Ontario (summer job) Toronto 1988

Building Inspector and Urban Planner

Municipality of Lotbiniere, Sainte-Croix and Saint-Edouard 2002-2003
Municipality of Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier 1993
City of Pointe-Claire (summer job) 1987

City manager

Grandes-Piles 2011-2012
St-Edmond-de-Grantham 2011

Director of an Environmental Organization

Implementation of a Watershed Management Council
Corporation d’Actions et de Gestion Environnementale de Beauport Québec 2000-2001
Comite de Restauration de la Riviere Etchemin Saint-Henri-de-Levis 1998-1999

Economic Development Officer

Conseil Local de Developpement des Etchemins et Municipalite de Sainte-Justine 1998
Conseil Regional de Developpement de l'Ile de Montreal Montreal 1995

Communications Officer in an Environmental Organization

Reseau Quebecois des Groupes Ecologistes Montrea l 1996

Research Assistant in Urban Planning and Electronic Communications

Institut d'Amenagement et d'Urbanisme de la Region d'Ile-de-France Paris 1992

Private Consultant in Urban Planning

Urbanex, Division de Roche ltee Quebec 1991

Le Groupe Urbatique inc. Quebec 1989-1990


Name: Jessica Kathryn Morrison
Phone: 0412694599
Desired working location: Canberra, ACT. Regional NSW, Wollongong Area

2011-2014 – University of Chester.

BSc (Hons) Natural Hazard Management with Biology.

2009 – 2011 – Cirencester College.

A Level Geology, Applied Science, Classical Civilisation, General Studies.


Multiple skills have been developed across many fields of study. Experience has been gained using ESRI’s Arc GIS. The development of skills has included the creation of new maps, shape files and geo-referencing. Arc GIS has been used a tool to review the flooding extent and costs of the 2007 Cockermouth floods. Aerial photography was also a key within the education received at undergraduate levels. This included using stereoscopes to review and map landslides within the peak district. Other programme used includes Google Imagery and EDINAs Digimap. A high level of competence in both mapping and statistical analysis has been obtained. Time management skills and team work skills have also been developed due to the structure of the education received, with a combination of team and independent work in both field and lab study. Strong interpersonal and communication skills have been developed through volunteer opportunities and professional work shadowing.


Name: Jessica Kathryn Morrison


Phone: 0412694599

Desired working location: Canberra, ACT. Regional NSW, Wollongong Area


2011-2014 – University of Chester.

BSc (Hons) Natural Hazard Management with Biology.

2009 – 2011 – Cirencester College.

A Level Geology, Applied Science, Classical Civilisation, General Studies.


Multiple skills have been developed across many fields of study. Experience has been gained using ESRI’s Arc GIS. The development of skills has included the creation of new maps, shape files and geo-referencing. Arc GIS has been used a tool to review the flooding extent and costs of the 2007 Cockermouth floods. Aerial photography was also a key within the education received at undergraduate levels. This included using stereoscopes to review and map landslides within the peak district. Other programme used includes Google Imagery and EDINAs Digimap. A high level of competence in both mapping and statistical analysis has been obtained. Time management skills and team work skills have also been developed due to the structure of the education received, with a combination of team and independent work in both field and lab study. Strong interpersonal and communication skills have been developed through volunteer opportunities and professional work shadowing.


Name: Shahameh Parhizgar
Phone: 0423 815 880
Desired working location: Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane

2012 - Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
2006 - Certificate of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 - Master of Architecture, Esfahan Azad University, Esfahan, Iran


Sept 2013 – Dec 2013, Designer, remotely from Australia, Mehraz Andishe Saz Architects Inc., Esfahan, Iran
Oct – Nov 2012, Volunteer Urban Planner, City of Monash, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
May – Dec 2007, Architectural Technologist, Bing Thom Architects Inc. (BTA) Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sep 2006 – March 2007, Designer, Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc. (CDA), Burnaby, BC, Canada
June – August 2006, Internship, F. Adab Architects Inc., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
June 2000 – June 2002, Draftsperson, Taki and Partner Architects Inc., Esfahan, Iran

I am seeking a role within the urban planning sector at any full-time or part-time level, as I am eager to expand my experience in the industry. Whilst my experience in planning is at a developmental stage, I retain a successful track record in Architectural Design and Sustainable Development. I believe I possess the qualifications, skills and experience necessary to make a very significant contribution.

My first Master Degree in Architecture and the second Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the Uppsala University in Sweden has given me a global understanding of sustainability issues, especially sustainable urbanism, combined with over two years comprehensive working knowledge within architectural companies in Iran and Canada. I have also been proactive in Australia through volunteering for the City of Monash where I have assisted the Senior Urban Designer with preparation of the Monash City Plan.

Living and studying in different countries has enhanced my extensive study and research in urban planning, sustainable urban design, and has provided me with a solid base and comprehensive understanding of urban planning and practices.

I am detail oriented, multi functional, analytical and a problem-solver with a ‘can-do’ attitude. A strong team player, I can integrate easily into new teams and environments to deliver immediate benefit. I adopt a flexible approach to work and will go the extra mile in order to meet business needs and project deadlines, within budget.

Key Skills:

  • Time Management and Prioritising Skills
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Team and Individual Work
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • A quality not quantity focus
  • Sustainable Urbanism Concepts
  • Green and Sustainable Architectural Design
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Computer Skill:

Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketch Up, and Beginner in Revit and Arc GIS


Towards a Sustainable Neighbourhood: Turning the Vision into Reality, (Case study: Lonsdale Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada), Uppsala University, Sweden, August 2013


Immigration / Work Status:

Australia - Permanent Resident


Name: Giada Marino
Desired working location: Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney/Perth/Gold coast

Mark 106/110

2011 Diploma: General High School (school of social sciences) at ISTITUTO DI ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE GIOVANNI BERTACCHI (LECCO - Italy)
Mark 80/100


I am 23 years old and I just graduated in Urban Planning. Now I’m in Australia to improve my English so I can have job prospects abroad, since in Italy for urban planning there is not a lot of work.

From now I am only an academic formation in urban planning. I did a lot of work to keep my studies, but unfortunately not in this area.

-March 2014/June 2014: apprenticeship in the office of urban planning “Ubistudio srl” in Milan. During the internship I helped the realization of the plan of Monza (Milan) and other small projects.

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Name: Matthew Wansborough
Desired working location: Adelaide
1996 - 1998 University of Manchester: Masters in Town Planning.
1991 - 1994 University of Leeds: Bsc Hons. Geography/Geology II(ii).


I am a chartered urban spatial planner with over fifteen years experience in the public sector looking to make the big move from the UK for a new professional challenge in Australia and Adelaide in particular. I am dedicated to facilitating sustainable development in order to maximise economic, social and environmental benefits, and the creation of high quality places for all.

In my various roles within different local authorities I have had responsibility for a wide range of planning policy and development work including facilitation of major development schemes, retail planning, economic development, planning obligations policy, and Expert Witness at public inquiries and examinations. I have recently been seconded to a Planning Control team with responsibility for varied caseload of development applications.

Feb 2003 To Present : Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council - Senior Regeneration Officer in Strategic Planning Team.

Jan 2000 To Feb 2003: Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council - Assistant Planner in Planning & Environmental Strategy Service.

Jan 1999 To Jan 2000: Sedgefield Borough Council – Planning Assistant

I was granted a subclass 176 Regional Sponsored (by South Australia) Permanent Residency Visa in January 2013. Whilst my background is largely in Strategic Planning in the public sector I have recent experience of Statutory Planning and I am looking to broaden my experience in Australia so would be looking for Statutory Planning roles and/or opportunities in the private sector as well. Initially, I would be happy to consider short term (3/6 month) FT contract roles although I would consider permanent positions if they were the right opportunity.

I am available to start work from 6th July 2015.

Twitter: @matwansborough


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Name: Abigail Bautista
Phone: 0413 389 557
Desired working location: Sydney/NSW
2014 Graduate Certificate in Development Planning, Curtin University, Bentley, WA
2014 Diploma in Project Management BSB51407, Infinity Training Australia
2011 Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing, University of the Philippines
2005 Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines
1993 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines


I am seeking a position that provides the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills, while at the same time, expose me to new and exciting projects.

I am a qualified Urban Planner and Architect with about 13 years of planning experience. My education and experiences show not only my skills, but also my commitment, interest and determination to continuously expand my knowledge and capabilities. I believe my architectural degree has equipped me with a keen eye for aesthetics whilst my travels here and abroad have contributed a great deal to my visual awareness, open-minded attitude and appreciation of the built environment.

My previous employment with a private developer and a planning consultancy firm, working on planning related projects, has given me insight into the unique perspectives of both the local government and development industry. This in turn has provided me with a more holistic view of property development, deepened my understanding of the importance of planning and has further inspired my commitment to achieving high quality communities.


June - July 2013, Work Experience Planner, Strategic Planning Department, Cockburn, Perth WA
♦ Assisted in the preparation of the Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy.

June 2004-Feb 2012, Planner/Architect, TIPCO Estates Corporation, Philippines
♦ Attended to various activities of the property management company on planning, lodging of development applications for locational/zoning clearance and building permits, surveying, subdivision/consolidation of lands and other development concerns.
♦ Successfully managed the preparation of the 2010-2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan of the City of Mabalacat in Pampanga, Philippines and the Master Development Plan for the eastern sector (planning area of 3,000 hectares) of Mabalacat.

Sep 1998-June 2004, Planner/Architect, Urbis Philippines Inc., Philippines
♦ Prepared strategic land use plans and zoning ordinances of the following:
• City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
• Municipality of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro
• Municipality of Gloria, Oriental Mindoro
• Municipality of Pagsanjan in Laguna

♦ One of the master planners who formulated the Master Development Plans of:
• Intel Technology Philippines in Gateway Business Park, General Trias, Cavite
• Villamor Gateway Centre in Pasay City, Metro Manila
• Metro North Township in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.
• San Carlos City in Negros Occidental

Dec 1995-July 1998, Architectural Assistant/AutoCAD Operator, Amedeo Dev’t Corp., Brunei Darussalam

Oct 1993- Dec 1995, Architectural Assistant/AutoCAD Operator, R.S. Licup Design Group, Philippines

Among my strengths and competencies are the following:

  1. Extensive experience in town planning, development management and project coordination from employment in a private developer and a planning consultancy firm.
  2. Highly developed research skills and problem solving ability developed through years of experience in land use planning.
  3. Professional report writing and oral presentation skills
  4. Good time-management, communication and customer service skills demonstrated by previous project coordination roles;
  5. Excellent organisational, teamwork and time-management skills demonstrated by planning coordination and project management projects previously undertaken.
  6. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint), continuously used through the years; and
  7. With NSW Driver’s license, adaptable and has a drive for excellence.

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Name: Jacob Edmondson
Phone: (07) 4728 8102
Desired working location: Townsville, Qld.


Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JCU) - completing April 2015
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) / Bachelor of Construction Management (Deakin)


2014 - Strategic Planner (student placement) - Transport and Main Roads (Townsville)
2010-2013 - Designer / Project Co-ordinator - Project Services (Townsville)
2007-2010 - Project Manager - Project Services (Townsville)

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Name: Jessica Whiteing
Phone: 0405 222 025
Desired working location: Brisbane/Melbourne
Education: QUT Bachelor of Urban Development – graduating November 2015


2013 – Present: Student Social Planner - Elliott Whiteing Pty Ltd

Oct 2014 – Jan 2015: Student Planner - PSA Consulting (Work placement)

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Name: Andrew Burridge
Phone: 0408 033 850
Desired working location: Queensland

University of Queensland (2010-2014): Bachelor of Regional & Town Planning (Hons. Class I)


I am eager to fulfil a career in the planning & development industry.

February 2015- present - The Certifier Pty Ltd - Planning Intern

  • Development assessment: state planning policies, local planning schemes, Queensland Development Code
  • Design and Siting Relaxes
  • Use of Citrix and Merlin software technologies
  • Effective communication with colleagues, clients and city councils

December 2014- February 2015 - Developthis - Planning Intern

  • Development assessment: state planning policies, local planning schemes
  • Pre-lodgment meetings with city council

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Name: Lauren McVicar
Phone: 0437 345 140
Desired working location: Queensland wide
Career statement:
I am a self-motivated and focused individual, however I am also a team player. I am a reliable, courteous and respectful person who shows initiative and is able to follow instructions. I am also observant and a fast learner.

Whilst actively seeking employment as a Planner, I have shown initiative to maintain my experience through voluntary work with the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC), where I have been interpreting legislation and planning schemes.

I have a genuine interest in the rural and regional areas of Queensland, and the difficulties they face in relation to economic and demographic influences. This interest was demonstrated in a major university research project, which analysed several planning documents to determine which of those documents was the most effective for creating economic development and growth within the case study area of south west Queensland. I am therefore seeking a planning position in either a local government or private consultancy which can put theory into practice, and increase my industry experience.


2014 – graduated with a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

2015 – commenced a Diploma of Project Management through the Australian Institute of Management.


26 Aug 2014 – Current – Volunteer and short-term contract with the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC)

  • Currently preparing a development application for river bank restoration works on the Mary River at Tinana, Maryborough, Queensland. This involves completing the appropriate IDAS application forms, obtaining Owner’s Consent from Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and formulating written statements addressing the appropriate State codes for Prescribed Tidal Works, and Work in a Coastal Management District.
  • Summarised and interpret the planning documentation associated with new quarry developments at Mt Scotchy, north of Gympie
  • Summarised and interpreted the various local government planning schemes, regional plans and the State Planning Policy relating to waterway management throughout the Mary Catchment
  • Interpreted sections of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 for development applications

19 Aug 2013 – 16 Sept 2013 – University Practicum – Gympie Regional Council Planning & Directorate

  • Landscape plan assessments
  • Participated in DA team meetings and site inspections
  • Assisted with front counter and phone enquiries
  • Checked Limited Planning Certificates for accuracy
  • Research for Pre-Application Meetings

13 Nov 2012 – 1 Feb 2013 – Student Planner – Gympie Regional Council Planning & Development Directorate

  • Developed a working understanding of the new planning scheme for Gympie Regional Council
  • Documenting changes within the draft planning scheme required before final publication
  • Assisted with front counter enquiries
  • Landscape plan assessments
  • Compliance assessments

December 2010 – University Vacation Employment – Gympie Regional Council Planning & Development Directorate

  • Determining zoning and overlays for pre-application meeting using council’s mapping system – Latitude
  • Participated in site inspections for development applications
  • Updated demographic statistics for the Gympie Region

Key skills:

  • Ability to work with local council planning schemes, and the IDAS process
  • Ability to read and use planning legislation applicable to the Queensland planning system, e.g. the Sustainable Planning Act 2009
  • Time management and self-organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Cash handling skills

Computer skills:

  • Proficient in the use of local government computer systems such as Latitude, InfoExpert and Authority
  • Proficient use of email
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications such as Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent internet research skills

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Name: Kim du Plessis
Phone: 045 1551 073
Desired working location: Perth, Western Australia

Cover letter:

I am a Professional Town Planner (registered with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), Registration Number: A/2036/2015) with 2 years’ experience in statutory and strategic town planning, focusing on land use applications for rezoning, subdivisions, regulation departures and consent use. My work also incorporated due diligence studies, objections/appeals, lease applications, heritage applications, and forward planning development frameworks.

Until recently, I worked for Olden & Associates, Urban and Regional Planners in Cape Town, South Africa. The skills required in this role included report writing, compilation of site development plans, liaison with clients and officials at Council, site visits, presentation of work to clients and Council, management of projects from start to finish, and co-ordination of tasks between various specialists as well as between internal departments at local government level.

During the two year period at Olden & Associates I was offered three promotions, each one providing opportunities for increased responsibilities and broader experience. In this time I also filled the role of Secretariat for the South African Association Consulting Professional Planners (SAACPP), a committee that represents planning consultants in the private sector in Western Cape, South Africa.

My academic qualifications include a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree (MCRP) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as a BA Honours Degree and a BA degree from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

My strengths include excellent organizational and time management capacities, with an ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. I have strong leadership qualities and am able to work on my own initiative. I also enjoy the interaction of teamwork and the opportunity to build relationships with other team players. My communication skills are good and I have extensive experience in report writing and oral presentations. I have the ability to conduct research effectively and efficiently. I am also able to adapt to new situations easily, as demonstrated by my moves to different cities and countries for work and travel purposes.

I immigrated to Australia in February 2015 and look forward to pursuing career opportunities in Town Planning in Australia. I have a Permanent Residency Visa, which allows me to live and work in Australia indefinitely. Please find attached my CV. My contact details are below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Kim du Plessis

Town Planner (Master of City and Regional Planning)

Previous employer and Referee: Michael Olden: +27 21 76 24 080/ email

Key Projects:

  • Farm 327-1 & Erf 3093, Belville, Cape Town - Stodels Plant Nursery – Application for development framework, site development Plan, rezoning, consent, consolidation and departures. 402 000 square meters of land.
  • Farm 951-5, Kommetjie, Cape Town – TEARS, world class animal rescue centre - Formulation of strategic site development plans, rezoning to subdivisional area, rezoning, subdivision, consent and departures. 31 000 square meters of land.
  • Erven 66768, 66769, 66770, Wynberg, Cape Town – cluster of interior décor shops – Rezoning, consolidation and departures. 1400 square meters of historically sensitive land (buildings dating to the 1800’s).
  • Erf 9795, Constantia Uitsig, Cape Town – wine farm and restaurants – Due diligence study. 600 000 square meters of land.
  • Erf 1307, Hout Bay, Cape Town – residential development - Extension and amendment to subdivision plan for 20 residential housing units. 25 500 square meters of land.
  • Erven 57346 and 57347, Claremont, Cape Town – residential development - Subdivision clearance and regulation departures for 8 residential town housing units. 5000 square meters of land.
  • Erf 164052, Gatesville, Cape Town – shopping centre – Lease application (in order to lease City owned land for parking purposes). 3300 square meters of land.
  • Farm 870/8, Philippi, Cape Town – service station – Removal of title deeds restrictions and removal of conditions of approval. 2800 square meters of land.

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Name: Matthew Hedges
Phone: +44 7743 452740
Desired working location: Sydney / NSW
Visa: Visa Class: Skilled Independent (permanent)
Visa Subclass: Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189)
Date of award: March 2015

Availability: 1 calendar month – 6 weeks from receipt of employment contact.


  • Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)
  • Post Graduate Bachelor of Town Planning
  • BA (Hons) Town and Country Planning


  • January 2015 to Present; Pellings LLP, (Head of Planning).
  • September 2014 – January 2015; Pellings LLP. (Senior Planner).
  • May 2011 – August 2014; BDB Design LLP. (Planner).
  • September 2010 – May 2011: P&O Ferries (Dover); (Deck Cadet).
  • May 2009 – August 2009; Swale Borough Council. (Planning Technician)
  • October 2008 – September 2010; New Appointments Group. (P&O Ferries Assistant Steward – Temporary employment).
  • January 2008 – August 2008; Barratt Strategic. (Strategic Planner).
  • May 2006 – October 2007; Ward Homes. (Planning Assistant).


I graduated from the University of the West of England in 2006 with a Bachelor of Art (Hons) degree in Town and Country Planning. In 2008 I also achieved a Bachelor of Town Planning from UWE and in January 2014 became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

I have a wide range of experience including residential development of differing scales and styles, historic buildings, mixed-use development and commercial experience. This provides me with a varied skill set that enables me to turn my hand to a wide range of projects and challenges delivering the best advice, project management and client relationships.

As well as planning related skills I have developed a wide range of staff and management skills, through my various employed and voluntary positions, within and outside of the planning sphere. These have provided me with an excellent background for my most recent position, as Head of Planning for Pellings LLP. I am responsible for delivering the Town Planning function within the business.

Non-employment Interests;

Assistant Leader of the Local Explorer Scout Group, D.I.Y., Motor mechanics, Hill and Mountain walking, Kayaking, Road cycling/Racing, Travelling world-wide to see other countries and cultures.

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Name: Sati Aslan
Phone: 0418 581 337
Desired working location: Brisbane CBD - inner city suburbs

Bachelor of Social Science, RMIT UNIVERSITY, Melbourne, Australia, November 1999 (completed)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Town Planning), RMIT UNIVERSITY, Melbourne, Australia, November 2000


Having served in Senior Statutory and Senior Strategic Planning positions for approximately 8 years in local Council with continued success in meeting business/operational goals, I can make a valuable contribution to your business' future projects and initiatives.

What I would bring to your department is a combination of natural leadership, strategic planning, statutory planning, mediation, negotiation, solid understanding of economic, environmental, social and political context of planning issues and planning process including planning related legislation are some of the skills that I have leveraged to meet and exceed expectations.

I have worked on many complex statutory applications ranges between activity centre developments to industrial/residential developments while doing acting team leading and mentoring more junior and student planners. In addition I have worked as a ProjectPlanner for the Clyde North Precinct Structure Plan (C129) (Strategic Planning), which I was presented with an ‘outstanding achievement award’ from the Director of Planning and Development Services at the completion of the panel hearing for this project.

I can manage and prioritise the workload, juggle multiple tasks effectively, manage my time and work to achieve outcomes within set timeframes. I am a natural leader who believes in solving problems through discussion, negotiation and team work.

I have also implemented new ideas to my workplace in addition to my set duties. Some examples of this would be updating the standard approval conditions that Casey Council’s Statutory Planning Department uses on daily basis and initiating techniques to achieve more efficient meetings with Council’s internal departments. I would always be the first to volunteer to participate in managing change whether it is more procedural resolution or about resource constraint.

In addition to my professional experience in Statutory and Strategic Planning, I have very strong public relations skills where I can comfortably deal with Council’s internal departments, external bodies of government/stakeholder, Councilors, consultants and the applicants. My positive and friendly personality also allows me to be a great team player.

I have relocated to Brisbane from Melbourne due to family reasons, I am open to all offers and am available immediately.

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Name: Coralie Gainza
Phone: 0498 075 453
Desired working location: Victoria

Now in Melbourne and available for a start ASAP in Victoria / Updated on the Victorian Planning System

Swedish Masters Degree in Urban Planning

French Bachelors Degree in City and Event Management

Experience in international projects management for the French and Dutch Governments besides other experiences.

Worked for and with private businesses, non profit organisations and governmental agencies.

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Name: Ross Blandford
Phone: 0432 624 451
Desired working location: Northern and North West Tasmania

Graduate Diploma of Urban & Regional Planning, University of New England, 2014. Achieved a University Grade Point Average (GPA) result of 6.25 out of 7, equivalent to an Honours Class II Division I overall.

Beyond my qualification in urban and regional planning I also hold the following:

Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology, 2008.

Bachelor of Human Services (Major in Rehabilitation Counselling), Griffith University, 2003.


I am a recent town planning graduate seek paid work experience at a part-time level. Whilst my experience in planning is at a developmental stage, I retain more than a decades worth of transferable experience and skills as a consultant in occupational rehabilitation and medico-legal services. I own and manage a rehabilitation consultancy business which supplies expert assessment report services to tribunals and courts for matters concerning rehabilitation and workers compensation. I am a qualified and experienced rehabilitation counsellor as well, and so I believe that I have useful competencies in negotiation, group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution. I consider that my transition into the field of planning will be enhanced and supported through my earlier professional experiences and achievements.

Whilst I am seeking to commence a career in planning, I do have a background in property. I am the owner of various investment properties and am in the process of researching my first development project. I have taken part in various community forums throughout Northern Tasmania around town plans or projects of significance. I am also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia.



Name: Fletcher Smith
Phone: 0422 206 051
Desired working location: Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, Brisbane
Education: Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Griffith University) – Expected Completion Date November 2015.


I am a 4th year urban and environmental planning student seeking unpaid work experience.

As an active volunteer at PEGS (Griffith Universities Planning and Environmental Student Organisation) I have learnt to liaise with students, academics, businesses, and university staff. Such skills enabled the organisation to create the PEGS’ inaugural Planning Expedition, where 15 public and private planning firms congregated at our Gold Coast Campus to showcase potential career pathways for students.

These demonstrated skills have now led me to be President of PEGS in 2015. My role as President is for the facilitation of social, educational, and volunteer events with the help of year representatives that I must manage to ensure successful outcomes. Such management and communication skills have also been applied to my part time job, in which I hold a supervisory position.

The expected completion date of my Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Griffith University Gold Coast Campus) is November 2015; as such I wish to further develop my knowledge with work experience within the planning realm. I believe my communication and management skills that I have acquired from the abovementioned positions will be transferrable to my future career in town planning; whether this is through communication with clients and colleagues, to management of time and workloads.

I have completed 30 days of work placement throughout the Council of City Gold Coast in both the town planning advice centre and Reconfiguration of Lot departments. Such experience included:

  • Liaising with applicants and members of the community over the phone.
  • Completion of ROL applications, siting variations, GIA’s, land use enquiries and health clearances.
  • Participation and recording of minutes throughout scoping and pre-lodgement meetings.
  • Documentation of site visits.

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Name: Jenny Bernard
Phone: 0406 577 403
Desired working location: Brisbane/Ipswich/Logan/Redland Bay
Education: Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Griffith University, 2012)


  • Preparation, lodgement and management of development applications in Brisbane (including RiskSMART and SealSMART experience).
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to lodge applications accurately and within legislative frameworks.
  • Follow up of post-lodgement requirements such as Response to Information Request, Public Advertising, referrals to SARA, plan sealing for subdivisions, QUU applications for sewer and water.
  • Great attitude towards clients, ability to communicate and build rapport with people from various backgrounds, industries and education levels.
  • Great team attitude and dedication to producing high-quality work.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Office administration duties and MYOB experience (invoicing, profit and loss, BAS and IAS, payroll)

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Name: Helen McLaren-Greiss
Desired working location: Rockhampton or Yeppoon, QLD


2012-2014 Masters of Urban and Regional Planning
2011-2013 Masters of Transport
2011 Project Management – The Essentials PM101
2010 Update to Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (TAA40104)
2000-2003 Bachelor of Environmental Management (Natural Systems and Wildlife) Class 2B Honours


2010 -2012 Planning Officer (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
2009-2010 Environmental Officer – Graduate (Roadtek)
2008-2009 Project Support Officer – Development Control (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
2007-2008 Various Administrative Roles
2005-2007 Landcare Coordinator (Murilla Landcare Group)


Can you use a recent town planning graduate who already has three years’ work experience in development assessment/town planning and qualifications not only in town planning but transport and environmental management?

A few of the skills and attributes I will bring to the table are:

  • Experience working in development assessment roles and associated knowledge of planning legislation.
  • Experience in project management; including researching, analysing data and writing solution-orientated reports on complex issues tailored to suit the intended audience.
  • Experience in field surveys and construction sites.
  • A happy organiser with the ability to manage competing work priorities to ensure deadlines and commitments are met.
  • Able to communicate clearly, facilitate meetings and build a rapport with people from various backgrounds, industries and education levels.

I am very eager to get back into the workforce after completing my studies and look forward to working in a town planning/development assessment role.

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Name: Tamer Messeha
Phone: 0413 795 644
Desired working location: Perth WA
PMP Certified 2009 – Project Management Institute - USA
Professional Engineer – Engineers Australia 2012

Planning Manager – Nicheliving Construction since 2013 – Perth WA
Senior Technical Engineer – ORASCOM Construction – 2006 to 2013 – Egypt.
PMP Lecturer – AMIDEAST – 2009 to 2013 – Egypt.

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Name: Hend Sameh
Phone: 0411 347 231
Desired working location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold coast
Career Statement
Throughout my studies and for over 14 years of practical experience in international multidisciplinary companies, I have gained a comprehensive knowledge of the wholesome field including strategic planning, town planning, urban design, housing and environmental design, as well as landscape architecture.

During my working history, I have been engaged in large scale projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including leisure facilities, public spaces, residential complexes, administrative parks, retail and commercial facilities, educational institutions, hotels and touristic resorts as well as sports facilities, in which I demonstrated my efficiency in applying initiative and creative solutions.

I was constantly been recognized by my head managers for my dedicated efforts, enthusiasm, creative thinking and outstanding capabilities. I was entrusted in several leadership positions and supervisory roles in which I have gained further interpersonal skills and greatly enhanced my report writing, presentations, analytical and communication skills.

Immigration / Work Status
Australia - Permanent Resident

English - Fluent
Arabic - Fluent
Italian - Good


Positive Skills Assessment, VETASSESS, Australia, 2013
Occupation: Urban and Regional Planner (ANZSCO code: 232611)
Purpose: Migration Purpose
M.Sc., Urban Design and Planning -Architectural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2011
Field: Urban Design and Planning
Research Title: Public Participation in Urban Development through ICT
B.Sc., Urban Design & Planning - Architectural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1999
Major: Architectural Engineering
Minor: Urban Design and Planning
Results: “Good” - Ranked the 8th over colleagues
Project Result: “Very Good” in the field of Urban Design and Planning


  • Dec. 2008 – March 2013; Principal Urban Designer and Planner / Project Design Manager: AMG – Al AMAR Consulting Group S.A. Cairo, Egypt
  • March 2006 – Oct. 2008: Team Leader Urban Designer and Planner ECG - Engineering Consultants Group S.A. Cairo, Egypt
  • July 2003 – Feb. 2006: Part-time (By Project) Senior Urban Planner “The National Program for the Development of Rural Strategic Plans”, Cairo, Egypt
  • July 2001 – June 2003: Graduate Urban Designer / Landscape Architect PUD – Planning and Urban Development Consultants Office, Cairo, Egypt
  • July 1999 – June 2001: Graduate Urban Designer / Landscape Architect Water and Environmental Group, Cairo, Egypt

Computer Skills

  • ArchiCAD - Very Good
  • AutoCAD (2D - 3D) - Advanced
  • Adobe Creative Suite - Advanced
  • Microsoft Package (MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point) - Advanced

Certified Courses

Legislation & Governance Correspondence CPP Course, 2014
PIA- Planning Institute of Australia, Australia

Project Management Professional, 2011
Preparatory Course for PMP Certificate, 11 days, PROJACS International, Cairo, Egypt

ISO 9001:2008 Training Course, 2009
Awareness of Internal Audit on QMS of ISO 9001:2008, Future Development Institution

English Technical Language in meetings, negotiations and decision making, 2008
15 days, AUC - The American university in Cairo, Egypt

Italian Language, 3 months, The University for Foreigners, Perugia, Italy, 2006

CIW Professional, “Internet Web Developing Professional Track”, IBM, Egypt, 2001

Field Courses

The Joint German–Egyptian Project, “Micro Financed Urban Renual”, June 2001
Inspected by:

  • University Of Applied Science – Department of Architecture, Nürtingen, Germany
  • Al Azhar university – Department of Architecture, Egypt
  • Ain Shams University – Department of Urban Design and Planning, Egypt

Internship, El-Mokaweleen El-Arab Company, Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 1996 - Sept. 1996
Supervising the construction of Swimming Pool Complex, New Ahly sports Club, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

Hobbies / Interest
Sustainable Design, Free hand sketching, painting, and photography

Portfolio / References
Are available upon request

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Name: Massimo Ingegno
Desired working location: Melbourne

Career Statement

As a recent graduate in international urban development further specializing in urban planning and design, I have undertaken several internships within leading international organizations in the field of human settlements. These experiences have enabled to develop a valuable and transferable skill set. Well-travelled, enthusiastic and passionate about cities and the environment, I am currently looking to gain further experience while undertaking my exchange programme at the University of Melbourne.


Master of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne (semester abroad: February- July 2015)

MSc. International Planning, University College London (UCL) (expected completion: September 2015)

MSc. International Urban Development, (Distinction), University of Birmingham.



(i) Working in a major research project called Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). My research entails mapping adaptation-focused policies, programmes, projects and institutions with particular focus on urban governance at the state and city level; (ii) Conducting cutting-edge research on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) in urban areas in India, by using Bangalore as a case study. (iii) Assisting IIHS in its support of the development of an Urban Sustainable Development Goal as input into the SDSN Thematic Group on Sustainable Cities.

UN-HABITAT New York Office (United Nations) | May 2014 – September 2014

(i) Attended inter-agency and inter-governmental meetings relevant to UN-Habitat on urban development and urban design. Responsible for reporting on the informal negotiations on the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (ii) Contributed to the organization of meetings and events; (iii) Research and report writing.


(i) Appointed as member of the new steering committee of the STREET young urban designers' network. Affiliated to the Urban Design Group (UDG) Main Tasks: promoting the UDG, organising events and walking tours

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Name: Chris Conserdyne
Phone: 0401 491 195
Desired working location: Sydney or Canberra

Graduate Certificate in Development Planning, High Distinction average
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (expected completion: November 2015), Distinction average to date


I am keen to pursue a career in Urban and Regional Planning.
In addition to pursuing postgraduate study in Urban and Regional Planning, and nurturing my passion for sustainable planning and sustainable transport options, I would bring a wealth of general professional experience to a prospective employer.

I have worked in various Information and Communications Technology positions, primarily for the Commonwealth Government, across a six year period. This tenure has provided me with valuable experience in preparing business documents; working in accordance with policy and legislation; employing sound written and oral communication skills; completing key pieces of work with minimal supervision according to timeframes; and building good working relationships with key stakeholders.

I am seeking to obtain a challenging planning position with a forward-thinking and highly respected organisation, where I can apply my initiative, sharp analytical mind, dedication to my vocation, strong work ethic, sound communication skills and capacity for working unsupervised to achieve client centred goals.

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Name: Omar M F Elmabrouk
Phone: 00218925961571
Desired working location: Faculty staff member
Career statement:
I am a self-motivated and focused individual, however I am also a team player. I am a reliable, courteous and respectful person who shows initiative and is able to follow instructions. I am also observant and a fast learner.

Whilst actively seeking employment as a Faculty position, I have shown initiative to maintain my experience through voluntary work in Benghazi University, Engineering Faculty, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, where I teach material science, engineering material and manufacturing processes courses in both Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department and Mechanical Engineering Department.

I have a genuine interest in the in modeling and optimization of engineering material and manufacturing processing using response surface method, fuzzy logic and artificial neural network techniques. This interest was demonstrated in a major university research project, which analyzed the engineering material and manufacturing processes input parameters and their effect on the descried output properties to determine which of those input parameters was the most effective for creating the desired properties and also to build the mathematical model to relate those parameters, predict and optimize the engineering material and manufacturing processes. I am therefore seeking a faculty position in either a local government or private university which can put theory into practice, and increase my experience.

2007 – graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Honor) from the Middles East Technical University- Ankara, Turkey

26 Aug 2008 – 26 Aug 2012 – Coordinator of Engineering Departments, Benghazi University, Elmarj Branch
26 Aug 2010 – 26 Aug 203 – Head of Engineering Consultancy Office of Engineering Faculty, Benghazi University

Key skills:
Time management and self-organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Customer service skills

Computer skills:
Proficient in the use of Minitab statistical software, Matlab Fuzzy logic technique Matlab artificial neural network
Proficient use of email
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications such as Word Excel and PowerPoint Excellent internet research skills

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Name:Ramandeep Chopra
Phone: 0449 281 734
Desired working location: NSW

Masters in Planning With Specialization in Housing B.Tec in Urban & Regional Planning

2009-Now - Worked as Planning Consultant in DDA (Delhi Development Authority).

2008-2009 - Research Associate in FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)

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Name: Khursheed Amur

Phone: 0469 717 405
Desired working location: All locations but preferred NSW and ACT


Master of Environmental Engineering and management, Mehran UET, Pakistan

Bachelor of Urban and Regional planning, Mehran UET, Pakistan

Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of Short course in Principles of Project management (PMBOK), Polytechnic West, Australia


Working a Project Officer (On volunteer basis)- Society for Environment, Economy and Change (SEE-CHANGE) incorporated Canberra, ACT, Australia 2014 to present

Previously worked as a:
1 - Project manager North Sindh Urban Services Corporation, Sukkur, Pakistan 2011-2014-

2- Project manager/Environmental Specialist (National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program-funded by Asian Development Bank), -Renardet S.A and Partners, Switzerland, Faisalabad office, Pakistan, 2010 – 2011.

3- Environmental Specialist/ Project manager (National Highway Development Sector Investment Program-funded by Asian Development bank) National Engineering Services Pakistan Limited (NESPAK) Joint Venture Oriental Consultants Company Limited, Japan 2009 - 2010.

4- Environmental Engineer, (Karachi Circular Railway Project-Funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)) Environmental Management Consultants, Karachi 2007-2009

5- Urban Planner, Global Architects Consultants, Hyderabad, Pakistn-2004-2007

Key Skills and Achievements

  • Represented client, prepared project charter, project management plan, design review , construction supervision, feasibility studies, reviewed master plans, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs),Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) land acquisition, resettlement reports of mining and urban development projects and completed projects within given deadlines.
  • Managed consultants, supervised contractors, processed invoices in light of the general and particular conditions set forth in the contracts and resolved issues in order to avoid delay in the implementation of the projects
  • Managed contracts including the expression of interest (EOI), request for proposal (RFP) process, contract negotiations, award of the contract and commencement
  • Managed capital works projects using project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) for rail, highway, mining, urban development, water, wastewater and sanitary landfill site multiple projects and ensuring contractors comply with time, cost constraints, quality, safety, environmental matters and used MS project 2010-2013 for managing and monitoring projects performance in the company
  • With National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) the world’s top 200 consulting firms, worked in hard and remote areas, prepared, coordinated and managed regulatory environmental approval processes, applications, prepared bids, tenders and winning proposals for business development,prepared preliminary contaminated site assessments, detailed contaminated site assessments, remediation and validation, environmental compliance, monitoring, audit reports, implemented site construction environmental management plan (CEMP) for mining and highway projects and was awarded with the letter of appreciation by the management of the company on annual performance basis.

Computer Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and MS Project 2013

Please feel free to contact me to obtain a copy of my resume and professional portfolio

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Name: Jason Thieu
Phone: 0433 229 527
Desired working location: Australia Wide (Preferably Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast)
Class II Honours - Bachelor Degree in Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland

Career Statement
I am looking to become a reputable town planner, with interest in all aspects of planning but in particular development assessment, project management and strategic planning. I am self motivated, outcome-oriented, problem solving individual with experience in the private, public and academic sectors of planning.

I believe that my professional demeanour, excellent writing skills, rationalist, growth-mindset and conscientiousness are valuable skills in the office. Please feel free to contact me for more information as I am more than willing to discuss with you all planning related matters and also my skills and abilities in further detail.

Aug 2013 – Nov 2013 – Graduate Planner Work Experience – Urban Planning Services

Created planning advice documents and worked on complex assessment applications
Solved difficult problems using analytical thinking and utilised various applicable laws from relevant documents
Worked on applications such as the Ashmore City Shopping Centre redevelopment, town house subdivisions and also the reconstruction of a Marina Berth.

Aug 2013 – Aug 2013 – Graduate Planner Work Experience – Brisbane City Council

Administration and data entry of town planning applications
Assessed simple town planning applications
Reviewed community submissions for an impact assessable development
Provided basic development assessment advice from the call hotline

Mar 2012 – Jul 2012 – Student Tutor – University of Queensland

I took the role as a student tutor to mentor students in comparative institutions and planning history. I communicated the content and ideas effectively and utilised various teaching methods to help students revise over the content.

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