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Gopika Nair

Email
Phone: 979-985-7319 (Texas, USA)
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

About Me (cover note):

I would like to take this opportunity to express my interest as a Planner with the city. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, with a specialization in transportation and urban design, and will be graduating in May 2017. I am also aiming at getting the Transit Management certificate. I do a lot of reading on University Towns and have noticed that our campus needs a lot of improvement in terms of making it more walkable and green. My final Masters paper is “Walkability Assessment of Texas A&M University”, where walkability audit tool is used to rate the roads to figure a walk score and then select those sections which needs to improve their walkability access. In order to know more about my research, you are free to contact me on my email.

My proclivity towards Urban Planning, Land-use and Transport Planning are because of Mumbai – the city that I have called my home for the last seventeen years. The city has made me understand the constructs of Urban Planning and has made me conscious of its efforts of being a process of shaping not just buildings, but the character and fabric of a community. The reason why I have perceived it as a “process” – as I believe it is an ever-evolving phenomenon, that adapts and reinvents itself based on demographic, density & civic factors. My hobbies include cooking, playing badminton and table tennis, dancing (Indian classical) and travelling.

Education:

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - AUG 2015 - PRESENT

Master of Urban Planning (MUP), GPA: 3.9

L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India - AUG 2009 - JUNE 2014

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), GPA: 8.9/10

Experience:

This semester I was offered an internship by the City of College Station as a Community Development Intern and I am working for XYZ Atlas. Both the internships have entirely different deliverables, but interesting and enriching in their own ways. Working with Jennifer Chenoweth in XYZ Atlas is helping me improve my communication, networking and outreach skills; whereas working with the City is helping me in expanding my research horizons. I have always worked closely with topics related to public transportation and walkable communities, but working with the City has been a challenge as it deals with senior affordable housing and questions regarding housing GRANTS. Documenting the funding available from CDBG and HUD to generate a tentative list of projects to be done for the next financial year, is one of my primary task. Also, currently as a part of my last studio at school, my team and I are writing a Thoroughfare Plan for Ivanhoe City, Texas.

I also have a 3 months’ work experience as a summer intern at the Texas Target Communities (TTC), and 1.5 years as an Architect at Kapadia Associates Design LLP, Mumbai, India. Project management and development of research protocols have been my major activities during my tenure at the firm. My elective during the fourth year or Architectural Studies was Urban Design, where I completed my research on the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Ahmedabad, India. I am a certified Architect with considerable experience in handling large scale town planning projects in India.

During my Summer Internship, under the supervision of Jaimie Hicks Masterson (Program Coordinator- TTC), I conducted surveys and research on the economic and demographic front of Waller County, Texas. The State of Community report presented included census data in statistical and graphical format, literature review and mapped environmental factors. The project I have worked on have helped me polish my data collection and management abilities, thereby, providing me with a holistic exposure to research work and handling ArcGIS. Collecting data to create templates for various disaster and housing GRANTS was a challenge as it required incessant back and forth with various governmental organizations.

The projects I have worked on during my work period needed AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, ArcGIS and InDesign majorly. I am confident that my experiences, skills and strong interests in community planning have prepared me to be a strong fit for this position.

XYZ Atlas, College Station, Texas - JAN 2017 - PRESENT

Student Intern

  • Working with the Downtown Bryan Association to map and list the potential spaces we can use for events and exhibitions.
  • Helping in outreach, and finding spaces and businesses to know if they can or cannot host the exhibition. Also, get any relevant city permits for outdoor uses.
  • Asking businesses or developers to get involved with the project through sponsorships and marketing by selling developers on idea that the art installations will activate their space and make it more interesting to potential renters.
  • Helping with marketing and communications about events.

City of College Station, College Station, Texas - JAN 2017 - PRESENT

Community Development Intern

  • Working with the team in the Northgate District improvement program- expanding and improving public facilities and infrastructure where needed.
  • Working closely with Habitat for Humanity BCS region in helping them get projects, funds and sites for development. Attending the City Council Meetings.
  • Arranging meeting with clients, and keeping a check on potential funding sources.
  • Researching on Housing GRANTS, senior affordable housing and home ownership opportunities.

Texas A&M University, Texas Student Worker - OCT 2016 - DEC 2016

  • Produced a detailed report of the Household Travel Survey across USA from the years 2010-2015, and ongoing.
  • Assisted in making question papers for Transportation in City Planning class for undergraduate and graduate students.

Texas Target Communities, College Station, Texas - JUN 2016 - AUG 2016

Student Intern

  • Developed a State of Community report for Waller County, Texas  Developed city data maps using ArcGIS.
  • Conducted research, surveys, and prepared statistical reports on demographics, land use, social, economics, hazards, and housing issue for the County.
  • Attended the Waller County community meetings
  • Road assessment of Ivanhoe County.
  • Formulated data templates for various Housing and Disaster Grants such as FEMA, HUD and CDBG.
  • Worked on updates for the Texas Target Communities website.

Kapadia Associates Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India - APR 2014 - July 2015

Architect

Project assigned: The Parkside (17.5-acre residential project), Worli, Mumbai, India

Client: Lodha

Consultants: Burahappold, Sterling, PLA Stage: On site

  • Involved in weekly meetings with client to understand various requirements, site developments and consultant issues.
  • Participated in workshops with the Design Architects - WOHA.
  • Design Co-ordination with Service consultants on a daily basis to understand their requirements and limitations.
  • Worked for two towers including the TRUMP tower and the Podium which is designed for 10,000 parks including the GCP.
  • Site visits to check the construction advancement, constraints and façade mock model. Prepared presentations for monthly review with the Client.

Project Assigned: Palava City (4,000 acres township), Dombivli, Mumbai, India

Architect

Client: Lodha

Stage: On site

  • Worked on the Design Development with the team and consultant co-ordination of one zone. Starting from concept stage to generating the working drawings (in Revit) were looked upon.
  • Conducted workshops, assigning and scheduling the project deadlines for consultants and client.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented a poster “Walkability Assessment in University Towns” at National American Planning Association Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. - APR 2016
  • Held a panel discussion with Texas Central and Freese and Nichols on the “High Speed Rail” at the Texas American Planner’s Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. - NOV 2016

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Xinrui (Sinead) Liu

Email
Phone: 0422 986 032
Desired working location: anywhere in Australia if an opportunity arises.

About Me

As an urban and environmental planner, I have a key interest in a number of environmental and planning related fields. I am enthusiastic about the notion of ‘liveable’ communities including environments that provide opportunities and access for residents and support them in their pursuit of employment, education, recreation and services. I am also interested in the development of alternative public transport networks and other sustainable transport initiatives that might reduce the dependency on motor vehicles in the South-East Queensland region.

Accordingly, my professional career interests lie in the (1) use, development, investment and governance of property, cities and communities; and (2), the built, economic and social environments as well as public policy to create a superior value for clients and to achieve exceptional outcomes. I am also interested in infrastructure charging and in the use of spatial mapping programs. ​

Throughout both my university studies and work experiences, I have gained the relevant skills that will enable me to go into the workplace as a prepared professional. I look forward to becoming an asset to a team where I can apply these skills to make educated choices that will be beneficial to both those people surrounding me and the community in which I live in.

Education:

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Griffith University

Experience:

Urban and Regional Planner: Gracemere Surveying and Planning Consultants (9 January 2017 – Current)

Responsibilities

  • Preparing and amending planning submissions
  • Making decisions and solving planning problems
  • Writing planning reports
  • Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards
  • Providing professional and expert planning advice
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Attending team meetings and planning forums
  • Meeting with clients

Projects

  • Development Application for a Reconfiguration of a Lot (3 into 2 Lots) Boundary Realignment: 96-100 High St, Bajool
  • Extension to the relevant period of OPW, MCU and ROL approval for development application PA12256, situated at 11 Burns Court, Middlemount
  • Request to change charges during relevant appeal period for development application D-R/533-2008 (Multi Dwelling Units – 4 Units), situated at 369 Paterson Avenue, Koongal
  • Proposed zoning of land described as Lot 235 on SP251640, Parish of Hewittville, situated at Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach
  • Proposed rural zoning of land described as Lot 6 on RP617669, Parish of Hewittville, situated at Wildin Way, Mulambin Beach

Assistant Social Planner: Plan C (8 August – 1 December 2016)

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing plans
  • Assisting with the preparation of case studies and social impact assessments
  • Writing reports
  • Conducting research for different projects

Assistant Environmental Planner: SEQ Catchments (19 November 2015 – 25 November 2016)

Responsibilities

  • Natural resource management planning and project support
  • Literature research
  • Preparing briefing notes
  • Database management
  • Using GIS software
  • Working effectively within a team

Project Manager: Urban Research Program, Griffith University and City of Gold Coast

  • Worked in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast to manage and conduct a series of surveys of pedestrian activity within the corridor of the new Gold Coast Light Rail. Had a strict timeline in which to finish certain tasks.

Environmental Monitoring Assistant: Oxley Creek Catchment Association (July – November 2015)

Responsibilities

  • Data analysis
  • Report and brief writing
  • Undertaking fieldwork
  • Conducting site assessments
  • Delivered a water monitoring program to identify industrial precincts responsible for pollutant loading into creeks

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James Dong Jiang

Email
Phone: +61 430906208
Desired working location: Metropolitan or Regional areas in Western Australia. Or anywhere in Australia if an opportunity arises.

Education:

Bachelor of Science. Major in Urban and Regional Planning
University of Western Australia 2010- 2014

My name is James Dong Jiang, graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science degree, major in urban and regional planning . Please find below in supporting my application of Planning Officer at the Shire of Carnarvon.

Due to economic downturn, my previous work place has bankrupted and some projects were postponed or canceled. However, as a highly motivated young professional being passionate and highly experienced in town planning, project management & community consultation; i sincerely think it is now a turning point for my professional career and humbly wish to seek for an opportunity to continue my professional path in town planning.

Experience:

  • April, 2015 to December, 2016

September, 2014 to April, 2015 - Town Planner at DesignInc Perth Pty Ltd
Responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast up with updates on relevant Town Planning Schemes, Regulations, and R-Code Requirements.
  • Prepare reports, including but not limited to development application report, waste management report, and environmental impact report, traffic analysis report, due-diligence report.
  • Office administration, set up meetings, binding reports, graphic design for tender and other office duties.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders involved in projects, including but not limited to clients, internal teams, local government, and consultant.
  • Prepare planning due-diligence & development feasibility report and conduct research on economic, cultural, demographic, sociological and environmental factors that have significant impact upon proposed land use.
  • 3D concept massing and modelling using BIM software, Archicad & Sketch up.
  • Drafting and documentation when required.

Project involved:

119 Hill Street, City of Perth: Prepare planning & development report for Department of Housing for development potentials. Liaise with Department of Housing and Urban Designers in site planning & analysis.

Lot 11, Signal Lane, Cockburn Central Town Centre: Prepare development application report for a mixed use development including a Hotel of 119 rooms and ground floor commercial units.

Lot 1 and Lot 25 Linkage Avenue, Cockburn Central, Western Australia:Prepare revised development application; liaise with City of Cockburn in development compliance, guidelines, and waste management plan; submit and issue drawings and reports.

Display suite on Lot 1 Linkage Avenue, Cockburn Central, Western Australia: Prepare planning report for development application, and design drawings for Display suite.

Lot 26, Junction Boulevard, Cockburn Central Town Centre, Western Australia:Prepare site analysis report, illustrative diagram, design drawings, development application report for a mixed use development of 196 apartments and ground floor retail units in Cockburn Centre Town Centre.

Chinese Temple Housing Development on Lot 389, Beenyup Road, City of Cockburn: Assist in development application process, liaise with local authorities and clients.

Confucius Cookery Academy, 1 Blackly Row, City of Cockburn: Liaise with local authority in waste management, development approval, prepare revised development application.

Hotel on Lot 16, 90-99 Beaufort Street, City of Perth: Prepare development application report, streetscape elevation & montage, heritage desktop study, and Illustrative shadow diagram; and modify 3D model and prepare development application drawings for DA approval.

443 Albany Highway Redevelopment feasibility Study,Town of Victoria Park: Prepare feasibility presentation for client, liaise with local government.

Double Tree Hotel, Karratha, Western Australia: Assist concept master planning and site analysis, and graphic render for hand sketches.

25 - 31 Lake Street, Cannington, City of Canning: Liaise with local government for development approval, amend development application report, design drawings, prepare streets cape study.

Lot 210 The Strand, Wellard, City of Kwinana, Transit Oriented Development of ‘Invita Apartment’: Assist in schematic design phase, liaise with local authority, summarize design guidelines and prepare planning report.

222-224 Spencer Road, Thornlie: Assist in development application in associated with Urbis for a development of 31 multi-dwellings for affordable housing options. Liaise with Urbis & local government for development approval and waste & storm water management.

Lot 53 North Lake Road, City of Cockburn: Prepare development application, assist in design development, including but not limited to liaising with local authority, builder and consultants.

Apartments on 26 Fletcher Street, City of Melville: Prepare development application report, issue drawings and assist in drafting.

44-46 Joel Terrace, City of Vincent: Prepare due-diligence report, planning assessment for client, liaise with local government.

107 & 108 Cockburn Central West, City of Cockburn: Coordinate between local authority, internal planning assessment, assist in meeting and discussion in concept design, documentation.

Reference: Ron Jee, Managing Director of Designinc Perth. M +61 413 177 888 T +61 8 9328 3299; Karoly Horvarth, Architect. M +61 421 757 041;
Lyall Davieson, Waste Manager, Waste Services at City of Cockburn, Mobile +61 477 760 411.

March to July, 2014 - Internship Assistant Town Planner at LD Land Planning Development Pty Ltd
Responsibilities:

  • Assist in investigating local government town planning scheme and regulations upon request.
  • Help prepare due-diligence report for potential land redevelopments with consideration of Council regulations, environmental conservation and economical background.
  • Help prepare meeting minutes, documents for contractors and clients.
  • Research and advise on heritage significance and reserves.
  • Assist in preparing development application reports.

Reference: Raymond Dong, Managing Director. M +61 419 686 148;

March to June, 2014 - Internship Assistant Planner at AYR International Planning and Development Pty Ltd (in associated with ArchiPlan Architects & Planners)
Responsibilities:

  • Prepare concept plans using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Assist in preparing master plans for redevelopment vision in East Timor Harbor.
  • Prepare land planning report upon request, which include defining land zoning regulations, development potentials with consideration of related local council scheme and regulations.

Reference: Ron Forlee, Managing Director M: +61 408 868 733;

September to November, 2012 - Take Part in Preparing Concept Master Plan for City of Fremantle as the final Assignment in Unit PLNG 4401 Planning Theory & Practice at UWA.
Responsibilities:

  • Prepare heritage map, site map, master plan.
  • Attend discussion in potential development constraints and opportunities.
  • Poster design, prepare group meeting minutes, present final group report and poster to City of Fremantle.

September 2011 to January 2012 - Take Part in Preparing a first Public Space & Life Research Project for City of Geraldton in Unit PLNG 3304 Geog & Planning Field Studies at UWA.
Responsibilities:

  • Field survey over 7 days in Geraldton on daily pedestrians & vehicles counts and activities survey.
  • Investigate public space & activities which involves data analysis.
  • Prepare improvement proposals for the west end of City of Geraldton.
  • Prepare final public space & life research report and presentation to the Council members

December 2010 to March 2011 - Floor runner & Bartender at Universal Bar
Responsibility: General cleaning, bar & customer Services, floor running.

September to October 2010 - Floor runner & Bartender Trainee at Claremont Hotel
Responsibility: General cleaning, bar & customer Service, floor running.

Sports Assistant in Cycling at Australian University Games held in Perth, WA.
Responsibilities: Set up and arrange event equipment, name & ID check, operate safe vehicle, assist at Safety Point.

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Declan Cox

Email
Phone: 0421148044 or 07 5445 4279
Desired working location: preferably the Sunshine Coast (current location) or Brisbane, Queensland but I would welcome any opportunity for a planning position in New South Wales, Melbourne and even overseas.

About me:

Hi future employer!

Here is a little bit about myself:

I have recently completed a Regional and Urban Planning (Honours degree) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. During the completion of my degree I spent 6 months overseas on an exchange scholarship at Munich Applied Sciences University in 2015 and then in 2016 I secured a placement at RPS Group on the Sunshine Coast (2016) which allowed me to gain practical planning experience to supplement my degree. I am a new graduate and keen to get practical experience and believe I have some skills that I would be able to bring to any new planning position. I have some experience in problem solving for site appraisals, a practical understanding of customer service for clients and the ability to work independently as well as in a team based approach.

Travelling has become a huge part of who I am as a person today, and by experiencing different cultures in each country has changed my perspective on the world. Although relatively young I have financed my own travel to Europe, America, Canada and Asia as I have a keen interest in other cultures and built environments. I have been exposed to an international context of urban planning while travelling and seen how each economic, social or environmental planning issue has been approached differently in their urban and rural areas. This has given me greater insight into why urban planning is an important issue today and will be in the future.

My personal interests are travelling, running, reading, gym and playing guitar.

Education:

Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours)

University of Sunshine Coast 2013 - 2016

International Student Abroad Program 2015

Successful applicant for student exchange program at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Semester 2 2015. Secured competitive university exchange scholarship of $5000 to support my exchange experience.

Experience:

(2016) Work Experience: RPS Group Sunshine Coast Queensland

I successfully completed work placement as part of my degree at RPS Group on the Sunshine Coast. I have gained practical knowledge of the development application process at my time with RPS Group such as site investigations on small-medium size development projects, preparation of Town Planning Reports, code responses for Sunshine Coast Council and Brisbane City Plan and fee proposals.

(2016) Community Planning Project

Implementation of community planning solutions based on prior studies. Major Community Plan Project using a team based approach for a proposed medical precinct in the Fraser Coast region. Submitted to Fraser Coast Council.

(2016) Planning Research Project

For my obligatory research project in my honours year I chose to examine ‘Land Use Planning for Autonomous Vehicles’ during my final year of university. The project gave me an understanding of aspects of transport planning and the innovative technology that is being used currently and planned for introduction in the future for vehicle transport. This provided an opportunity to meet planning professionals that worked in transport that also had an interest in ways to improve current conditions in the network.

2010-Current) Woolworths- Retail

General duties: I have worked part-time at Woolworths as an employee for six years to support my University studies. In that period I have been given increasing levels of responsibility and learned the important practical skills of dealing with people and other staff. I have good practical experience of working in a team environment, and met personal goals and targets within the work environment. I have good knowledge of business practice with relation to stock control and finance and payment methods in a commercial environment. I have trained other staff to meet duty requirements. I have practical experience of dealing with the public.

PROGRAMS, SKILLS AND COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving approach.
  • Competent in Office software; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote, Outlook.
  • Skilled in social, environmental and economic planning principles.
  • Knowledge of planning legislation, planning schemes, PD online, MyMaps and Queensland Development Assessment mapping system.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Experienced in customer care and service.
  • Current Driver’s License.

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Jack Sirett

Email
Phone: 0481 565 422
Desired working location: I’m currently based in Perth, WA, but am happy to move anywhere in Australia should an opportunity arise.

About me:

Most profiles begin with the classic ‘I’m an enthusiastic young planner eagerly looking for work’ line in an audacious bid to attract potential employers. To criticise this line would be foolish of me, as my desire is to seek work opportunities in the planning field. However, I am a firm believer that the employer needs to know more about a person than just their work profile – what are their interests? Why are they seeking work in the planning field? Does this aspiring young planner have more ‘strings to their bow’ than sitting in the office all day on the computer? To save you the hassle of making this a dry read, here are some interesting facts about me:

Currently pursuing a Master of Urban Planning at Curtin University, Perth.

Music is a strong passion of mine, having completed an undergraduate degree in both Music Studies and Human Geography & Planning at the University of Western Australia in mid-2016.

I play the Trumpet, and perform in several bands and live music performances across Perth and the South West Region.

I am an avid runner and swimmer. Recreational & Sports Planning is a subject of strong interest for this job seeker!

Cricket tragic.

I seek work experience, whether as a student graduate position with a private firm, or at a local council. While still completing my Master’s degree, I am optimistic about planning for future Australia. Exposure is the key. So should you be looking to take on a young planner, feel free to contact me!

Education:

Bachelor of Arts – University of Western Australia 2013-2016)

Human Geography & Planning and Music Studies – Double Major

GIS, Social & Economic Planning, Regional Planning, Geographical Methods and Planning Theories.

Master of Urban Planning – Curtin University (2016 – Current)

Expected completion time – mid 2018

Currently looking to pursue a thesis into the Noise Regulation of Perth’s Live Music Venues (in light of the recent closure of venues due to increasing noise complaints from local residents – is there a link between increased density, poor soundproofing of new dwellings, and venue closure?).

Whilst I have only just started the course, I have been provided with significant knowledge of the WA Planning System. This has included a focus on the state’s planning laws and development processes, as well as the planning controls that have shaped WA’s development.

Experience:

Self Employed Trumpet Tutor / Freelance Musician (2012 – Present)

I have taught trumpet to private students and have performed at several institutions around the Perth Metro Area for the last 5 years. Along allowing me to develop rapport and teaching skills to students as a Trumpet Tutor, my music career has ranged from playing the Last Post for ANZAC Day to participating in musical theatre productions for Perth’s Fringeworld Festival.

Athletics Coach at Hale School, Perth. (2014 – 2016)

Coaching has allowed for me to develop my leadership skills through creating exercise programs, as well as encouraging, training, and leading students for three running sessions a week during the school’s winter sports program.

Food & Beverage Attendant at Spotless Group [2014 – Present]

Customer service role for the company on event days, which has included frontline customer management and administrative duties (fielding phone calls, filing and copying company documents). Role has my allowed for me to improve my verbal communication skills, particularly from dealing with customers on the frontline for event days

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Nicholas Marshall

Email
Phone: 0437 970 034
Desired working location: Brisbane, Regional QLD

Profile Overview:

As a graduate planner, I have a keen interest in how planning shapes the world we live in and how planners work to provide better conditions for living. I also have a very strong interest in the political and more strategic side of planning, how policies and legislation shape the landscape of an entire region and how they can be implemented better for more favourable outcomes for all.

To this end, I have undertaken a number of strategic planning courses , as well as some Politics and Policy courses, during my time at university to broaden my knowledge of the processes and concepts at work.

I have a keen interest in regional and rural planning, as I have grown up in regional Qld and I understand the issues that are important to rural communities. I want to use planning as a tool to help these struggling regional areas become more resilient and grow. I want to grow as a professional and put all of my years of study into practice.

Education:

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning- Griffith University

Experience:

Practicum Placement: Urban Research Program, Griffith University Nathan Campus
March - June 2015

Project: Climate Change Adaptation for Natural Resource Management in East Coast Australia

Responsibilities:

  • Work on Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation Pathways Policy Packages as an outcome of project
  • Participated in Project workshop with representatives from the 6 NRM bodies and the various local councils in the East Coast NRM Cluster

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Bronte Donato

Email
Desired working location: Sunshine Coast/ Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia

Overview:
I am a graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Town Planning (Honors) with a minor study area in Sustainability. I am eager to start my career in Town Planning and to continue to develop my current qualification, knowledge and experience so I will be a valuable asset to my employer. I have the flexibility to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team to provide the best result for the company and the client. I am committed to know the appropriate legislation and how it relates and applies to each individual case and area. I enjoy many aspects of planning but find urban design and planning for public and private places and spaces the most interesting.

Education:

2011-2014 Bachelor of Regional and Urban Town Planning (Hons)
University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland)

Experience:

Assistant Planner (work experience) (2014)
Martoo Consulting (A boutique Town planning and Surveying firm located at the Sunshine Coast and Gympie)

Responsibilities:

  • Feasibility assessments for client projects
  • Completion of IDAS forms
  • General office duties
  • Replying to Conditions from council
  • Working on subdivision for rural residential area

Projects:

  • Replying to Councils Conditions- Gympie (Subdivision with easement and house)
  • Development application - 3x2 bed apartments – Coolum (initial scoping and drafting of report)
  • Due Diligence – commercial development – Coolum (analysis of scheme provisions including zoning and code provisions)

Assistant Planner (work experience) (2010)
Brazier Motti (A Town planning and Surveying firm located in Townsville)

Responsibilities:

  • Binding and putting together applications
  • Observing locations with information requests about lots
  • Familiarisation of local plans and overlays

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Klare Zhang

Email
Phone: +61 424 460 626
Desired working location: anywhere in Australia

Career Profile:
I am a driven and motivated urban planner who is committed to improving environmental and social sustainability of our living spaces. The experiences of studying in China, Korea and Australia provide me solid theoretical foundation for urban planning while my practical skills and abilities (e.g. statutory planning and strategic planning) have been acquired through diverse of urban & environment planning work placements and internships in both Australia and China. I am seeking an opportunity in planning industry where I can further expand my experiences, grow professionally and more essentially, make a contribution to society by utilizing my diverse skills and passion.

Highlight Projects:
Moyston Small Scale Sewerage Scheme Project, Ararat Rural City Council
This project provided first and second sewerage treatment scenarios based on the statutory and environmental researches. As the team lead, I was responsible for project management, leading the investigation into first treatment scenarios, and the collection and analyzing of relevant data such as zones, overlays, water catchment, soil and salinity. The research results forms a solid theoretical foundation for future engineering works in this project.

Ararat Super Transfer Station Project, Ararat Rural City Council
This project is a comprehensive statutory and strategic analyses of 8 rural transfer stations in Ararat. I was responsible for site inspection, issues identification, statutory and environmental analyzation, and make recommendations for possible solutions for the Ararat and Elmhurst transfer stations. . The final report provides a valid reference for the future work of this project, and may save approximately $77,000 per year.

Essendon Train Station Redesign Project, RMIT
This project provided a visioning plan for the proposed improvements of Essendon station area and redesigned it to a new centre for transit based urbanism. I was involved in the SWOT analyzing of the historical and current trend, considering neighbourhood characters and accessibility. I was also responsible for part of urban designing and modelling with Auto CAD and Sketch Up. This project achieved HD results.

The FSC Forestry Star Rating System Project, RMIT
This project devised a new FSC star rating system to certify sustainably harvested timber in Australia in order to protect forest biodiversity. I was responsible for making promotional brochure to deliver the knowledge and details of the new system and I participated promotional video casting. The final product has been voted to win the second price of KEI (Knowledge Exchange Item) Competition in our program.

High-rise Commercial and Residential Building project, CCDI
I worked together with the professional architects in CCDI(China Construction Design International) NanJing branch. I was involved in creating building and landscape designs through studying architecture knowledge and practicing relevant software (e.g. AutoCAD, SketchUp).

Education:
Masters of Urban Planning and Environment, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014 – 2016

Bachelor of Urban Planning & Engineering, HanYang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011 – 2014

Bachelor of Landscape Design, HoNam University, GwangJu, South Korea, 2010 – 2011

Bachelor of Urban & Rural Planning, Xiao Zhuang College, Nanjing, China, 2008-2010

Experience:
Statutory Planner (Internship), Ararat, AU, 2017- current

  • Worked as a statutory planner in Ararat Rural City Council.

Associate Planner (Work placement), Ararat, AU, 2016 - 2017

  • Team leader of Ararat Small Town Sewerage Scheme project.
  • Participation of Ararat Transfer Station Rationalization & Super Transfer Station Project.

Associate Architect & Designer (Internship), Nanjing, China, 2013

  • Worked in China Construction Design International Company (CCDI) Nanjing Branch.

NAS Promotion Assistant, Melbourne, AU, 2016 - 2017

  • Worked as an assistant of promoting RMIT New Academic Street Project.

Private Language Tutor, Melbourne, AU, 2013 – 2016

  • Provided tutoring on Korean and Mandarin to wide range of age groups.

Academic Translator, Melbourne, AU, 2014

  • Translated an urban planning academic book “Green Belt” from Korean to Mandarin for Zhejiang University.

Korean Lecturer, Nanjing, China, 2014

  • Worked as a part-time Korean teacher in Shang Yuan Educational Institute Nanjing branch.

Tourist Guide, Seoul, South Korea, 2013 - 2014

  • Provided friendly assistance and cultural, historical interpretation to tourists with 100% satisfaction.

Professional Skills:
Urban & Environment Planning

  • Statutory planning, Strategic planning, Environmental awareness, Social Impact Assessment, Tourism planning

Technology

  • Having a range of basic IT skills such as Windows, Microsoft office suite, AutoCAD, Sketch up and Photoshop

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/klarez

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John Straccia

Email

Desired working location: South Australia

I am a young and enthusiastic planning student with a comprehensive skills set, coming to the end of my studies in the degree of Urban and Regional Planning (honours) at the University of South Australia. I am looking for an employer that will provide me the opportunity, and mentoring to make my transition into the industry, and further develop skills in my future journey as a professional planner while undertaking the remainder of my studies.

Education:

  • University of South Australia Bachelor’s Degree, Honours Urban and Regional Planning and Development, 2015 – 2018. GPA 6.25 / 7
  • Roskilde University Bachelor’s Degree, Urban and Regional Planning and Development, 2016 – 2017. GPA 6.25/ 7

Certifications:

  • TAFESA, Certificate IV Government Investigation, 2014
  • TAFESA, Certificate IV Government Statutory Compliance, 2014

Honors and Awards:

  • University of South Australia Merit Award, 2017
  • University of South Australia Merit Award, 2016
  • Golden Key International Honours Society, 2016
  • Golden Key, The Asia-Pacific Award of Academic Excellence, 2016
  • AIME, Outstanding Mentor 2016

Experience:

  • Project Management at CMA Ecocycle. November 2013 - Present (3 years 2 months)

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Patrick Santos

Email
Phone (optional): +61 451 191 123
Desired working location: Preferably NSW, as I am already here. However, I am keen to move anywhere an exciting opportunity for me awaits.

Executive Summary:
A Town Planner with a Master’s degree in Urban Management and Planning from Western Sydney University, with more than a year of experience working as the lead Town Planner in a private consultancy firm in New South Wales, Australia. With experience in feasibility and planning assessments of developments, including new residential accommodations, mixed-use, swimming pools, classes 1 and 3 boarding houses, subdivisions, commercial establishments, industrial and among others proposed throughout NSW and ACT. With experience in preparation and submission of development applications to various local government Councils. A member of the Planning Institute of Australia with strong analytical skills, knowledge of planning legislations and environmental planning instruments, and passion to succeed in Urban Planning industry.

Seeking for a fantastic opportunity to work for an employer that will help me cultivate, sharpen and expand my current skills and knowledge as a Planner.

Education:
Master of Urban Management and Planning
Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
University of the Philippines

PIA Mentoring Programme
Mentee

Experience:
Conducts feasibility studies and provides consultation to clients to determine the best and legal use of land through analyses of 149 planning certificates, LEPs, DCPs, SEPPs and other relevant statutory plans.

Liaises with Councils’ development officers and other key stakeholders (e.g. surveyors, engineers, and bushfire/BCA/heritage/access consultants) to achieve best development outcomes for the site.

Researches and interprets relevant EPIs and planning policies to use for the assessment of the proposed developments.

Prepares Statement of Environmental Effects and Variation to development standards reports, and lodges development applications and building certificate applications with local Councils.

Determines and advises clients about the requirements to obtain Council’s development consent.

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Trevor Clifford

Email
Phone: +66 (0) 92.491.8371 - Skype: Trenc1985
Desired working location: Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, Vic

Education:

Graduate Diploma - Disaster Planning, Mitigation and Management: Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience
Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand) 01.2016/11.2016

Master - Urban and Regional Planning: Land-Use, Transportation and Urban Design
University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO, USA) 08.2013/05.2015

Bachelor - Public Policy and Applied Social Science: Political Economy
University of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 03.2010/10.2012

Experience:

Climate and Disaster Resilience (Bangkok, Thailand) 06.2016/12.2016
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD)
Disaster Risk Reduction Section (DRS)
In this role, I supported the ESCAP Secretariat mission to build climate and disaster resilience capacity and awareness in Asia-Pacific through multidisciplinary evidence-based policy analysis, and provide regional advisory services to support member States in building resilience and multi-stakeholder partnerships. I did so by conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and writing several key documents to meet the SDGs and SFDRR objectives.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Produced strategic guidelines and training modules informing local chambers of commerce across Asia-Pacific how they may facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) integration of measures for climate and disaster resilience
  • Authored a background paper for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Business Forum in Dhaka regarding SME resilience

Transit Oriented Development (Denver, CO) 10.2014/09.2015

Regional Transportation District

As the Denver metro area’s public transit agency, RTD plays an important role in the implementation of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and is a leader in the transit industry in contributing to low-carbon sustainable development and livable communities near transit. In this role, I conducted quantitative and qualitative research through MS Excel and ArcGIS analyses, and used Adobe CS6 to create maps and infographics for publications, presentations and handouts. I was also tasked with managing and updating the TOD database, cataloguing and analyzing impacts of transit projects on economic development, as well as performing one-off tasks to support planning sections of the FasTracks program.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Produced the outward facing 2014 TOD Development Status Report, analyzing data, using ArcGIS and Adobe CS6
  • Managed TOD database, cataloguing and analyzing impacts of transit projects on economic development

Urban Planning and Design (Boulder, CO) 01.2015/06.2015

Winter and Company

Winter and Company is a boutique urban planning and design firm specializing in contextual analysis of cities to inform the creation of form based codes, as well as writing urban design plans and guidelines, etc. In this role, I was tasked with developing neighborhood typologies to inform the re:Code LA zoning code update and development of a contextually relevant form based code. I did so through primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Developed 12 neighborhood typologies through the development of urban form indicators, and conducting neighborhood scale contextual analysis using mapping and creative software – informing code development
  • Produced background papers from analysis of existing zoning and regulatory tools, guiding code development

Transportation Planning (Denver, CO) 06.2014/09.2014
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council

The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council is a non-profit established to address and advocate for the specialized transportation needs of citizens in the Denver metro area, and to ensure people with mobility challenges have access to community resources by increasing and improving access to transportation. My role was to conduct community outreach through focus groups and develop a tool to audit and prioritize built environment improvements.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Developed a community based observational survey to audit the built environment and prioritize improvements regarding universal design access to public transportation for persons with mobility challenges and disabilities
  • Facilitated stakeholder focus groups, informing survey design, and provided survey training to groups of 30 persons

Sustainability Analyst (Denver, CO) 01.2014/03.2014
City and County of Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability counsels and collaborates with all departments of municipal government to ensure sustainability is a day-to-day operational value, and the basic resources of residents are available and affordable to everyone both today and tomorrow. In this role, I was tasked with developing GHG mitigation strategies by conducting secondary research and holding meetings with industry specialists, and synthesizing my findings into internal documents to realize the mayor’s sustainability goals and establish policy creating a low-carbon and sustainable city.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Produced white papers regarding municipal procurement of local foods, and algae biofuel for the municipal fleet
  • Developed public-private partnerships, facilitating procurement of local food, and sourcing of algae biofuel

Transportation Outreach (Denver, CO) 09.2013/12.2013
The Downtown Denver Partnership

The Downtown Denver Partnership is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops the Downtown Denver area, collecting market data, facts and figures to build member and stakeholder consensus. In this role, I was tasked with collecting and analyzing downtown commuter data from employers and their employees to benchmark and analyze mode share and usage rates by designing, implementing and analyzing a mixed-method survey.

Deliverables and Achievements:

  • Designed and distributed surveys to downtown commuters, receiving a record response of 4,485, then analyzed and reported on responses published in the outward facing 2013 Downtown Denver Commuter Survey Report

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Kausar Islam

Email
Phone: 0470 291 972
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

Education:

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning
University of South Australia
2014-2016
CGPA (5.65/7.00)

Masters in Women's Studies
Thesis: Problems faced by physically disabled young adult females
University of Punjab, Pakistan
2003 - 2005
CGPA 3.71/4.00

Bachelor of Arts
Lahore College of Women University Lahore, Pakistan
2001- 2003

Experience:

Employer: Social Welfare and Bait-ul- Maal Department
Government of Punjab, Pakistan
May 2011 to May 2014
Position: Deputy District Officer - Urban Community Development Project

Employer: Government Fatima Jinnah College for Women,
Lahore Pakistan
January 2007 to May 2011
Position: Lecturer in Gender Studies

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Melinda Prince

Email
Phone: 02 4930 6821
Desired working location: NSW (Newcastle & Hunter Valley preferred), ACT, TAS.

Education:
2012-2014: Bachelor of Development Studies (majoring in Urban & Regional Development). University of Newcastle.
2015-2016: Master of Environmental Planning. University of Tasmania.

Experience:
2013-2016: Election Official (Federal & State Elections).
September 2016: Professional Placement at DLA Environmental Services.

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Neha Sharma

Email
Phone: 0435 540 232
Desired working location: Victoria

Profile overview

Hi!
My name is Neha Sharma.
I have done my bachelors in Architecture and my Masters in Urban Planning and Environment. My keen interest in planning and designing for community on a larger scale has driven me to do my masters. My major goal is to provide positive solutions for the built environment through urban planning and design. I think marrying architecture and urban planning can be the best way to contribute to the society in a comprehensive manner. I am very keen to deliver my work honestly and respectfully on time through good management, organisation and communication skills.

Education

  • Masters in Urban Planning and Environment | 2014 - 2016 | RMIT | VIC
  • Degree in B. Architecture | 2005-2010 | Punjab Technical University

Experience

  • Planning Assistant - Con M Tsourounakis planning services| VIC |Oct ’15 – Current
    • Work involved making planning reports for commercial and residential projects in consideration with the planning policies
  • Cashier - Part time - IGA, Brunswick | VIC | July '14 - Current
    • Work involves doing transactions, giving customer care services
  • Intern as Urban Planner - Macedon Shire Council | VIC | Feb '16 - May '16
    • Worked on 'New Gisborne sports field' project with the Macedon Shire Council. An urban design project that saw me undertake a detailed conceptual schematic landscape plan for a new sporting precinct.
    • Main tasks included:
      • Organising meetings, consulting with major stakeholders, designing and planning the project, developing and presenting different 3d perspectives; presentation to the Council, mayor and other stakeholders about the project which requires state federal government funding
  • Architect - Modern Architects | India | 2010 - 2013
    • Work included developing conceptual drawings and detail drawings along with 3D projections, negotiating with the clients, inspecting the sites.
  • Intern as Architect - Aeren R Pvt. Ltd | India | Aug '07
    • Worked on a shopping mall 'Festival City' in Punjab, India. Work included visiting sites, assisting in working drawings, meeting clients, report filling and traffic management.

Skills

  • Conceptual schematic landscape planning
  • Planning reports
  • Conceptual drawings
  • Detail drawings along with 3D projections
  • Data filling
  • Consultation
  • Inspecting sites
  • Giving presentations

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Mark Dold

Email

Phone: 0497 597 324

Desired working location: Melbourne

Education:

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

(University of Waikato – NZ)

Experience:

I’m a 2016 graduate.

I already have 4 months experience as a private consultant where I undertook an internship with Opus International Consultants Ltd as a planner.

In my final year of study, I also worked part time as a Compliance Officer for the Waikato Regional Council.

CV: www.visualcv.com/mark-dold/pdf

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Jake Morrison

Email
Phone: 0488 696 662
Desired working location: Brisbane

Personal Profile
I am a hardworking individual who excels at working in both a team and individually. I am reliable, punctual and quick to learn new skills as I demonstrated during my time working as part of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s planning team. I am proficient in the full assessment of development applications and have a good understanding of the process behind their preparation
I am seeking entry level employment within the planning industry in the Brisbane area. I was employed by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council in both 2015 and 2016 as a student planner for a total of 14 weeks. I currently live in Brisbane and graduate on December 14th, 2016 with a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning qualification.

Education:
Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning – University of Queensland

Experience:
Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Student Planner:
Local council responsible for the Cassowary Coast Region. Worked full time for a total of 14 weeks in 2015 and 2016 combined.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Full assessment of development applications submitted to council (assessment against local and state planning legislation and referral process to state where relevant)
  • Presenting information related to land enquiries
  • Communication between the planning team and the building/plumbing certifiers.
  • Organisation, scheduling and attendance of meetings.
  • Compiling a digital record of past planning applications from physical copies.

Software Skills

  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Applications (Photoshop, Reader)
  • GIS Mapping Software (production and interpretation)

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Tim Hays

Email
Phone: 0434 726 553
Desired working location: Victoria

Profile overview:

My interest in Urban Development/Planning initially began during the course ‘Global and Local’ in which I wrote an essay about mobility and equality in global cities as part of my Bachelor of Development Studies. Indeed, this interest grew as I selected similar courses such as ‘Mobile Societies’ which analyses the issues of mobility in urban settings. Furthermore, I participated in an exchange to Bologna University in Italy, where I gained an appreciation for the urban environment. While I was in Bologna I found its many piazzas and street layout fosters a real sense of community which creates a unique environment that makes the city the most liveable in Italy. This allowed me to truly appreciate the benefits of living in a well-planned and managed city, furthering my inspiration to become an Urban Planner.

I am keen to widen and advance my career in Urban Development/ Planning and I have recently been accepted into the Master program of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT, beginning in February 2017. I’m friendly, cheerful and willing to learn. I believe that if I am given an opportunity, while also studying Urban Planning, I can learn and achieve a lot.

Education:

  • Master of Urban Planning and Environment (RMIT), beginning in February 2017
  • Bachelor of Development Studies (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Languages (ANU)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management (CIT)

Experience:
Bar Attendant, Ainslie Football Club, Canberra, November 2012-November 2015

Managing a busy bar, preparing a wide range of drinks wines beers cocktails
Dealing with a till and money

Administrative Assistant, Wintergreen Healthcare Brokers, London, April 2012- October 2012

Organised current client's private healthcare policies while negotiating on their behalf, the renewal premiums with different providers to ensure the client is receiving the best value for their private health insurance.

SAP Profiling Agent for United Kingdom and Ireland, 3D2B, Rome, September 2011-April 2012

Data enrichment agent on the SAP Account Profiling project. Responsibilities included account and contact profiling of the United Kingdom and Ireland markets and maintenance of SAP CRM system.
Cold calling new clients to obtain and develop relationships.

Assistant Concierge, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Canberra, November 2007-2011

Overseeing the training of new and existing staff members
Ensuring various guest requests and experiences are fore filled to the highest level of standard and expectation.
Putting together an extensive list of contacts with local merchants and service providers.

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Georgia Stensness

Email
Phone: 0481 454 346
Desired working location: Melbourne CBD

Personal profile

Iam an outgoing individual, who works well with others as well as being able to work on my own initiative. I am reliable, hard working and I am always willing to learn new skills. Being punctual is absolutely necessary as I live by the motto I heard when I was ten 'Before time is early, on time is late'.

Work wise, I am looking for an entry level role in either town planning or urban design in Melbourne CBD area. I currently live in Brisbane until I graduate. I graduate December 14th, 2016 and am relocating to Melbourne on the 16th.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Urban Development ( Urban and Regional Planning) (Honours)
    • Queensland University of Technology

Experience

  • June 2015 - Present - Catalyst Building Approvals, Stafford Heights, QLD - Administration Assistant
    • Is a company that provides a variety of Building Approval and Certification services from Residential to Commercial & Industrial projects.
  • Main responsabilities
    • Prepare documentation for submission in the council for approvals
    • Prepare documentation such as relaxations and energy efficiency reports for relevant authorities
    • Maintaining, updating and keeping track of records
    • Preparing BA's for approval
    • Completing lodgements and finalisation of projects to an array of QLD Councils
    • Liaising and keeping a professional relationship with builders and owners
    • Generating invoives & receipts
    • Able to multi-task efficiently on a computer, using multiple
  • Software Skills
    • Microsoft Applications
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • GIS - ESRI Training Certificates to verify

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Michael Rooney

Email
Phone: 0428 626 973
Desired working location: From Brisbane region up to, and including, the Sunshine Coast region

Position sought: Voluntary work experience (University placement: 2-5 days /week)

Offering extensive banking and finance experience; demonstrated research, analysis and problem solving skills; experience with report writing, and interpreting policy and legislation; and a myriad of transferable office based, life, and communicative skills, I am ready to make a mark in Planning for the betterment of our communities.

Having recently completed the theoretical component of BURP studies, I am seeking practical Planning experience (voluntary), or an entry level / Graduate position, in which I can consolidate the knowledge and skills that I have acquired, and fulfil degree requirements (practical experience). A role with DA exposure would be ideal, then with time and experience, exposure to aspects of urban design, transport planning, and social inclusion / community engagement would be appreciated. I am committed to this career change, and ready to knuckle down to achieve my goals.

Education:

  • 2009 - Now - Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning​​
    • University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
  • 2009 - 2012 - Diploma in Town Planning
    • University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
  • 2011 - Foundations of Financial Planning
    • Kaplan Professional Education.
  • 2008 - Commissioner for Declarations
    • Queensland Department of Justice.
  • 2003-2008 - Negotiation Skills, Effective Task Management, and Accounting for Bankers
    • National Australia Bank Training Academy.
  • 1990-1992 - Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law & Taxation)
    • Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Qld.

Experience:

  • Transferrable skills developed across various customer service, administrative, and leadership roles during a 19 year banking career with National Australia Bank and ANZ.
  • Two years living in Denmark, communicating cross-culturally while working in Danish schools.

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Ferdaus Khan PIA (Graduate)

Email
Phone: 0468877417
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

Overview

I am a highly motivated individual with experiences in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning, and property development. I aspire to have the opportunity to be in the position where I can engage, participate and initiate space-design decisions.

I am willing to learn and develop myself as a practicing planning professional in both the local and the international context. Therefore, I believe myself to be unleashed and open to developing my skills, through consistent learning, investigation and research. I fully understand and support equal opportunities at a workplace and expect the same from others.

Achievements

  • I have recently completed two registered Australian degrees as a full-time student. The first in Planning and the second in Property Development, from the University of Technology Sydney. Here in a team, I have successfully participated to develop a master plan for a brown field development (at Lindfield, Kuring‐gai Council) and a strategic and structure plan for a green field area (Kenthurst, Dural and Glenhaven, within the Hills Shire Council). This Greenfield project was selected and exhibited at the ‘End of Year Show 2015’ at UTS.
  • As a Teaching Assistant at BRAC University, I have proven ability to conduct classes and tutorials and facilitate design research for various urban planning and design projects in the program of Bachelor of Architecture.
  • I have working experience as an assistant architect in several architecture firms and consider myself highly familiar with architectural practice.
  • I have worked as a researcher of building regulations and practice, and conducted thorough analysis of the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Control Plan.
  • I have received merit based student scholarship for four consecutive years at the undergraduate level due to my academic performance for the Bachelor of Architecture program.

Education:

  • Master of Property Development (2015)–University of Technology Sydney
  • Master of Planning(2014)–University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Architecture(2010)–BRAC University

Experience:

EBit Services
August 2016 – Present
Role: Architecture & Planning Services (Casual Part-time)

Responsibilities

  • Site appraisal and preparation of development brief.
  • Identification and collation of relevant planning regulations.
  • Review of Development Applications of neighbouring properties.
  • Review of design proposals for compliance issues.

As an architecture and planning services associate, I am working here on diverse projects, from residential, commercial to educational. The majority of my work can be identified as research of existing policies and regulations of different councils. Through this work, I am gaining excellent exposure to the local planning and development scene, where the focus of my work is to review and contextualise the projects in progress for DA approvals and future development.

DAB, University of Technology Sydney
September 2015 – Present
Role: Research Assistant and Tutor (Casual Part-time)

Responsibilities

  • Site survey with iTree Canopy through Google Map imagery.
  • Generate spatial data through photo-interpretation from satellite images using ArcGIS.
  • Drawing comparisons between survey data generated with different tools.
  • Literature review of relevant publications for the research work.

As a Research Assistant at UTS, I have worked on the relevance of green infrastructure at the current planning and development context. In this research work, we focused on unused and vacant areas along transport infrastructure: roads and rail corridors. The research objective was to estimate and compare economic and environmental potential of carbon storage and sequestration using iTree tools and other methods in rail and road corridor case studies, and eventually monitor how it can be translated to planning policies for green infrastructure.

Winshore Building
August 2015 – November 2015
Role: Planning Services (Casual Part-time)

Responsibilities

  • Site appraisal and preparation of development brief.
  • Identification and collation of relevant planning regulations.
  • Preparing SEE (Statement of Environmental Effects) and HIS (Heritage Impact Statement) for development projects.
  • Preparing Section 96 applications for post approval design modifications.

As a planning services associate for Winshore Building, I have worked as an external contractor for preparing development applications for construction and renovation works of small scale residential projects in the City of Sydney. Through this work, I have gained significant exposure to the local planning and development context, dealing with the relevant SEPP, LEP and DCP. This has led me to understand the local environmental and heritage conservation issues and has equipped me with the tools to address them with the most appropriate approach and design considerations.

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Wenjin Wang

Email
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

About Me:

I am a recent graduate with a Master of Urban Planning and hold a Bachelor of Tourism and a Bachelor of Business administration. I am particularly interested in Information and Data Analysis and how using this information can help improve communities. Strategic planning is also one of my specialities and areas of keen interest and I received First class honours in both units at University. My studies, especially my master’s degree have given me the opportunity to learn about planning and the true value our professions brings to communities. I knew that my studies in Urban planning would give me the knowledge foundation but there is only so far theoretical knowledge can take you and this is why, from the very beginning of my studies I decided to take every opportunity for practical experience and real-life problem solving, which I did. I participated in oversees exchange programs, which took me to communities in the slums of Brazil and gave me an insight into the rapid urbanisation of the Asia-Pacific communities.

Education:

  • Master of Urban Planning (University of Melbourne) - Mar 2014 - Present
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management/ Hospitality Management (Victoria University) - 2010 - 2014
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Shandong Jianzhu University
    • Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education) Established in 1901, was the second national university in China
  • Shandong Experimental High School
    • Experimental Schools in China offer enriched curriculum to their students and international exchange opportunities. Our school valued environmentally friendly practices and encouraged us to carry out public service as part of our studies.

Experience:

Practical Experience and Internships - March 2014 - September 2016

  • Melbourne University Travelling Studios are 'working laboratories' for design thought and production and involve the exploration of complex, real-life issues. Exposure to unfamiliar cultures, inspired me to think creatively and problem-solve issues that communities face.

Travelling studio – Brazil

  • A university design project which helps to achieve zero-energy-consumption social housings & communities, and urban poverty reduction.

Master of Urban Planning studio

  • A capstone studio about transforming housing in Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area to explore how to improve affordable housing quantity and quality outcomes in FBURA, with an array of industry partners and stakeholders: including the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Launch Housing, the City of Port Phillip, and the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning.

Planning Asia Pacific Studio

  • This travelling studio explores the rapid growth of urban development and changes in social and political aspirations of the Asia-pacific region, to identify and analyse the challenges that global and local forces have imposed on Asian cities and the responses that Asian cities have made in a bid to use strategic urban development theories and ideas to make positive and economically sound decisions.

Shandong Urban and Rural Planning and Design institute, China - Internship

  • Shandong Urban and Rural Planning and Design Institute is a government agency directly under the supervision of Office of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction of Shandong Province. It is a national A class institute which has 240 experts across various fields, such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, civil engineering, construction, property etc.

Other work experience

  • During my studies, I had a part time jobs. This allowed me to experience the Australian culture, the people and gain real life experience in an Australian working environment. I like being busy and these jobs provided an additional interest outside of university study and gave me balance.

University of Melbourne- Private Marketing Tutor - Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

  • My tutoring experience was a valuable one which I think will serve me well in my future career as a planner. As a tutor, I learnt how to explain concepts and ideas in a concise way to get people to understand and learn.

Cooks Cottage – Volunteer - Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

  • The volunteer program consists of regular and event volunteers. I used to assist as a regular volunteer. The main role of the volunteers is to enhance the visitor experience and assist the staff members

Sofitel - Receptionist, Bartender, Waitress - Nov 2011 - Dec 2012

  • One important thing I learnt working in hospitality is that in a team job titles don’t matter. When things get busy, you step up to the plate to do whatever is needed to make sure your team succeed.

References:

I welcome a request for referee information so that you can find a little bit more about my working style, personality and how I can benefit you as a member of the team.

added (10/10/2016).


Alannah O'Brien-McDonald

Email
Desired working location: Anywhere in Australia

Education:

Master of Science in Human Geography (Urban Geography) - 2015-2016

The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Advanced urban theory: social, cultural, economic, environmental and political themes
  • Quantitative research and data analysis using Stata and SPSS
  • Spatial data analysis with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Qualitative research and data analysis using Atlas.ti
  • Master thesis: exploratory mixed method on commercial activity in public space

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Economy - 2015

Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Creative cities, cultural and creative industries, cultural economy, cultural development

Exchange Semester in Geosciences and Humanities - 2013 – 2014

Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Bachelor of Arts (Global) in International Studies and Urban and Regional Development

Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • International studies, history, politics, primary data collection and analysis
  • Urban theory, economic theory, GIS, policy reviews

Victorian Certificate of Education

Padua College, Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Experience

Volunteer Urban Planner at Bridging Lanka - June/July 2015

Mannar, Northern Province, Sri Lanka

  • Community consultation and relationship development
  • Liasing with key stakeholders (national Government Urban Development Authority, Ministries and other governmental entities, UNOPS
  • Research and report writing

National Merchandising Assistant at Myer - September 2014 - June 2015

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Planning and implementation of merchandising strategies
  • Management and team direction
  • Photography, document writing, communications.

Awards:

  • Innovation in Business - February 2015
  • General Excellence in Service - March 2015

Sales Person at Myer - October 2011 - September

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Customer service, sales, communication, leadership

Awards:

  • Inspirational People Award - April 2014 and May 2014 (For excellence in customer service)

Administration Officer and Reception at Le Café Anglais (November 2010 - August 2011)

London, United Kingdom

  • Customer Service, communications, networking, advertising, marketing, writing, events planning

added (27/09/2016)


Aritra Banerjee

Email
Phone: +91-8860933395
Desired working location: Any city across Australia

Education:

MASTER OF COMMUNITY PLANNING (2009-2011); Specialization in URBAN DESIGN & GIS
School of Planning, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (2002-2007)
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India

Experience:

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE: Urban Planning & Design, Development Visioning and Projection, Feasibility Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Site Suitability Analysis, Architectural Design, Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, Project Management, Business Development and Corporate Branding.

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: have seven years of professional experience in Planning and Urban Development industry at national as well as international platform. Successful accomplishments in physical planner for large scale mixed use urban clusters, industrial node development projects and investment positioning study. Experienced in township projects across India, in MENA and ASEAN region; Awarded for nationwide ‘Best Architectural Design’ recognition at NASA Annual Meet , 2005; Nominated among leading young professionals at SB’05, Tokyo World Meet and experienced at Hyper Building Projects, Shinagawa, Japan. Awarded Merit Scholarship and Graduate Assistant-ship during MCP degree course at University of Cincinnati, USA; Recognition for top grade at MCP Thesis Project; successfully contributed at state of the art urban design project for Nea-Smyrni Public Square in Athens, Greece.

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY: Arc GIS (Geographic Information System), Auto CAD (Computer Aided Design), Adobe Suite, 3Ds Max, Google Sketch Up (Presentation and Graphics) and MS Office Suite.

CV

(added 6/9/2016)


Tajinder Kaur

Email
Desired working location: Melbourne, Australia
Education:

Master of Urban Design (The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Melbourne, Australia) December 2015
Bachelor of Architecture (Punjab Technical University. India) May 2011

Experience:

Design Team Consultants Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India
Jun 2011-Oct 2012

  • Complete designing of projects including Schools, Houses, Hotels, Shopping Malls, and Residential complexes and maintaining the character of sites of natural beauty.
  • Conduct preliminary studies of the site including contours, soil, ecology, buildings, and roads.
  • Prepare detailed plans and working drawings including applications, construction details and specifications for the project.
  • Present proposals to clients, dealing with enquiries.
  • Contacting and coordinate with manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Coordinate with clients and engineers.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Coordinate the arrangement of existing & proposed land features and structures.
  • Prepare project documentation including 3D sketches and graphic representations of proposed plans using computer-aided design.

Sandeep Geeta & associates Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India
Jul 2009-Dec 2009

  • Worked on variety of projects as under:
  • Composite Architectural/ Structural/ Designing/ Landscaping & Consultancy services for Farm House.
  • Renovation and Retrofit of Commercial Buildings.
  • Composite Architectural/ Structural Consultancy Services for Residential Properties.
  • Also involved in Designing and Rendering on various Projects.

MS Decor, New Delhi, India
Jun 2006-Jul 2009

  • Worked on commercial and Industrial projects interior design.
  • Prepare project estimates and submit tenders
  • Also involved in meeting clients and visiting the sites.

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Francisco Javier Medina

Email
Phone: 0427 410 405
Desired working location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Education:
Academic Qualifications:

2014-2016 – Master of Environmental Planning (Completed) – Macquarie University, Sydney

2010 – Bachelor of Commerce (Study Abroad Program) – The University of Melbourne, Australia

2007-2012 – Bachelor in International Business – Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City, Mexico

Certificates:

2016 – Certificate in Designing Cities by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera (Currently coursing)

2016 – Certificate in Management of Urban Infrastructures – Part 1 by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on Coursera. Certificate earned on June 5, 2016

2012-2013 – Certificate in Management – Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA

Experience:

Enthusiastic and goal-oriented graduate planner with experience in public and private sectors. I am passionate in developing sustainable built environments; highly aware of the roles of planners, government and society in the important tasks of achieving resilience and equity in an era of climate change.

Other areas that interest me and are part of my experience include: development assessment, planning certificates, sustainable development, strategic planning, environmental and social impact assessments, coastal planning, environmental urbanism, statutory planning, housing affordability, GIS applications for planning and environmental management.

My objective is to further my career in the planning and environmental fields in order to contribute to the creation and enhancement of sustainable regions.

Professional Development:

May 2016 – Present:
Administration Officer – Section 149 / Sustainable Waste Services, Waverley Council, Sydney

July 2015 – Nov 2015:
Transport Planning Practice (Next Stage Expansion – Sydney Metro), Transport for NSW, Sydney

Feb 2015 – May 2015:
Sustainability Intern (Clean-up Campus Campaign), Macquarie Sustainability, Macquarie University

Oct 2014 – Nov 2014:
Development Assessment Practice (Local Government Approvals), City of Ryde Council, Sydney

June 2014 – July 2016:
International Student Regional Assistant, Macquarie International, Macquarie University, Sydney

Sep 2012 – Dec 2013:
Inside Sales (Supply Chain Management), Kuehne & Nagel, Mexico City, Mexico

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Christos Varvaris

Email
Phone: 0433 430 928
Desired working location: Melbourne CBD, North or Eastern Suburbs in Victoria

Education:

2013 - 2016 Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

Experience:

1 Dec 2015 - 25 Dec 2015 - Yarra Ranges Shire Council - Statutory Planning (Casual)

  • Using the info mapping program for application advertising
  • Inputting application conditions using the 'Pathway' planning program.
  • Providing administrative support to the statutory planning team.

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016 - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) - Planning and Building Systems (Casual) - (RMIT 60-day work placement program)

  • Attended the Major Hazard Facilities Advisory Committee Hearings at Planning Panels.
  • Preparing and reviewing supporting planning information as part of the Wye River and Separation Creek bushfire recovery process.
  • Completed DELWP course 'Writing Ministerial Briefs and Correspondence'.
  • Completed PIA Event - 'Developing Policy Controls' (7 PD points).

(added 16/08/2016)


Robyn Lemaire

Email
Phone: 0400 368 350
Desired working location: Anywhere from Ballina NSW into the Gold Coast QLD

Education:

  • 2007 to 2015 – Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of New England, Armidale
  • 2009 – Farming in a Changing Climate through Tocal College (Primary Industries)
  • 2005 – Property Practice (Real Estate) through Open Training and Education Network (TAFE)
  • 2004 to 2005 – Information Technology (TAFE)
  • 1990 to 1993 – Urasenke Chado Semmon Gakko, Kyoto, Japan

Experience:

  • 2015 Oct to present Robyn Lemaire Town Planning Consultant
  • 2015 April to Sept, 2015 Byron Shire Council as Development Assessment Officer JHA Recruitment contract
  • 2014 Oct to Dec, 2014 Byron Shire Council as Development Assessment Officer (Work Placement)
  • 2008 to 2014 Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Residents Association Incorporated President
  • 2004 to 2007 Murwillumbah Primary School P&C Instrumental Program as Treasurer
  • 2003 to 2005 Tyalgum District Community Association (TDCA) as Leader of the Built and Environment section

(added 09/08/2016)


Zul Othman, PhD, AFHEA

Email
Phone: 0408 711 893
Desired working location: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth

Education:

  • 2016 - PhD Creative Industries (AOU: Urban Design)
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
  • 1997 - Postgraduate Diploma (Dip Arch) (RIBA Part II)
    The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 1993 - BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part I)
    The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Experience:

2013 - 2016 - Sessional Academic: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Design

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Sessional academic with an good track record of student feedback for curriculum enhancement;
  • Special attention and priority to international students’ welfare and progress;
  • Proficient in prioritising and completing tasks in a timely manner;
  • Highly competent in assessing and evaluating the student’s performances and provide constructive feedback;
  • Full command on contemporary teaching and learning technology and online learning management systems (LMS);
  • Collaborative work with unit coordinators and stakeholders (internal and external).

Unit subjects involved:

  1. Semester 1, 2016 - DEB100: Design and Sustainability (1st year School of Design students)
  2. Semester 2, 2015 - DAB410: Architectural Design Studio 4 (2nd year)
  3. Semester 2, 2015 - DAB611: Architectural Design Studio 6 (3rd year)
  4. Semester 1, 2013 - DEB701: Design & Research Final (4th year School of Design students)
  5. Semesters 1&2, 2013 - DAN110: Architectural Research & Theory (5th year Master of Architecture mentor)

2011 - 2013 - PhD Creative Industries (School of Urban Design) Candidate/Researcher: QUT

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Architectural research using social science research methodologies and conceptual framework;
  • Nominated Creative Industries Faculty best thesis award by external reviewer;
  • Best conference paper and presenter (4th International Conference on Advances in Social Sciences, Malaysia);
  • Four peer-reviewed research journal articles as part of Thesis by Publication (fifth research paper under revision);
  • PhD research topic selected by faculty to represent QUT for the 15th National Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Conference (24-25 September 2015) at Flinders University, Adelaide.

Publications:

2009 - 2011 - Senior Graduate Architect: PW Architecture, Brisbane, Australia

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Prepared information regarding design, specifications, materials and staff required;
  • Coordinated and collaborated in production of cost estimates, schedules and other documentations associated with Building Education Revolution (BER) construction projects;
  • Responded to all Request For Information (RFI) from stakeholders;
  • Review of architectural drawings to align with all consultants’ drawings.

Selected projects:

  1. Maryborough Sugar Factory (Tender Submission to Construction).
  2. Fraser Coast Anglican College, Hervey Bay BER Project (Conceptual Design to Completion & Defect Management).
  3. Grace Lutheran College, Caboolture BER Project (Tender to Completion & Defect Management).
  4. Meat Portioning Facility for Simplot’s Topcut, Bibra Lake, WA (Conceptual Design to Construction).

2005 - 2008 - Senior Graduate Architect: AB+M - Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane, Australia

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Conducted site investigation research on design precedents related to projects involved;
  • Managed, coordinated and collaborated in production of cost estimates, schedules and other documentations associated with construction project;
  • Responded to all Request For Information (RFI) from stakeholders in timely manner;
  • Review of architectural drawings to align with all consultants’ drawings.

Selected projects:

  1. Ipswich Courthouse, Watch House and Police Station (Design Development to Completion & Defect Management).
  2. Brisbane Supreme Court (Design Competition - Finalist).
  3. All Saints Parish Administration Centre, New Prep & MPLA Albany Creek (Design Development to Completion).
  4. Ramada Encore, Gladstone & Hervey Bay (Conceptual Design to Design Development).
  5. Wyndham Grand, Queenstown, New Zealand (Conceptual Design to Design Development).
  6. Al-Kobar Masterplan, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (Conceptual Design to Design Development).

2001 - 2004 - Senior Project & Design Architect: HL Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Coordination of site meetings and supervision related to constructed projects involved;
  • Managed, coordinated and collaborated in production of cost estimates, schedules and other documentation associated with construction projects;
  • Responded to all Request For Information (RFI) from clients and consultants;
  • Review of architectural drawings to align with all consultants’ drawings;
  • Follow up correspondences from stakeholders in timely manner.

Selected projects:

  1. Greentown Square Mixed Development, Ipoh, Malaysia (Design Development to Completion & Defect Management).
  2. Perdana Parkcity Mixed Development, Selangor Malaysia (Design Development to Tender).

2000 - 2001 - Architectural Graduate: Carow Architects + Planners, Chicago, USA

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Production of CAD floor plans, elevations, sections and detailed drawings;
  • Assisted director in all documentations, correspondences and office house-keeping;
  • Review of architectural drawings to align with all consultants’ drawings;
  • Leading contributor and coordinator with minimum supervision and advice from director.

Selected projects:

  • Mattson Residences interior renovation, Chicago (Conceptual Design to Completion).
  • Oakbrook Public Library, Springfield, Illinois, USA (Design Development to Construction & Defect Management).
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security, Springfield, Illinois, USA (space planning) (Conceptual Design).

1997 - 2000 - Project Architect & Urban Designer: RDA-Harris Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Preparation and review of urban design drawings and reports to align with all consultants’ drawings;
  • Production of project reports and design guidelines for Urban Design Guidelines and Detailed Urban Design stages;
  • Negotiations and consultations with various stakeholders, including international consultants and the Malaysian Prime Minister.

Selected projects:

  1. Putrajaya: Federal Territory of Malaysia - Western Transportation Terminal, Precinct 4: Commercial and Putrajaya Bridges Guidelines (Urban Design Guidelines & Detailed Urban Design).
  2. Al-Bukhary Centre of Islamic Higher Learning, Kedah, Malaysia (Urban Design & Masterplan).
  3. Angkor National Museum, Siam Reap, Cambodia (Conceptual Design to Tender Documentation).
  4. Berjaya French Village, Yanjiao, China (Conceptual Design to Tender Documentation).
  5. Ambassador of Egypt Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Conceptual Design to DA Submission).

1993 - 1994 - Architectural Technician: Abel, Joel Green Ltd. Architects, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Duties and accomplishments:

  • Production of CAD floor plans, elevations, sections and detailed drawings;
  • Assisted and supported director in all documentations and correspondences and office house-keeping.

Selected projects:

  1. Methodist Church Extension, Rotherham, UK (Design Development to Completion).
  2. Birkdale School Extension, Sheffield, UK (Conceptual Design to Completion).
  3. The University of Sheffield & Sheffield Hallam University Rowing Club, Derbyshire, UK (Tender Documentation).

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