We’re very pleased to announce that The Design Partnership’s Senior Urban Planner Andrew Neil is featured in New Planner’s “13 Planners to Watch in 2013”. New Planner is the official magazine of the Planning Institute of Australia; the list was compiled by urban planner John O’Callaghan. Andrew’s entry reads:
“As planners, we have an obligation to assist people, to reduce uncertainty and encourage appropriate development”, says Andrew. Based in the Central Coast/Newcastle region, Andrew is passionate about a planning system that is for the people, easy to understand and easy to implement. In 2013, he will continue to educate the local community and businesses on planning and is set to further diversify his business branching into masterplanning, CPTED and heritage assessment. He also recognises the significance and potential of exempt and complying development in achieving solid outcomes that ‘kick start’ growth, especially perhaps, in smaller communities where interest from the big end of town is rare.
Andrew began his planning career in the private sector, where he worked with most of the current TDP team. After gaining state government experience at the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, he joined the newly-established TDP in January 2012. Andrew has relished the challenges of establishing a new company, and has been a driving force in the diversification of TDP’s services. The TDP team congratulates Andrew on his recognition by New Planner.
The other planners to watch in 2013 are:
Clare Swan, JBA Planning
Jesse McNicoll, City of Sydney
Andrew Wheeler, City Futures Research Centre
Safiah Moore, Arup
Jonathan Knapp, SJB Urban
Sarah Reilly, Cred Community Planning
Sofie Zivanovich, Worley Parsons
Matthew Player, Blockbrief
Peter Phibbs, University of Sydney
Nazia Pokar, Mosman Council
Laura Goh, University of New South Wales
Tara Day, GHD
Congratulations to all the planners who made the list; we wish you a productive and successful 2013!