Meet our incredible
team

 

Simon Tonkin

Director, Planner

Simon Tonkin, the Principal of the firm, has a long and successful history providing independent professional advice to a range of clients in the private and public sector. These include, state national and international based business. Well recognised clients include Westfield and Woolworths, and projects include the Adelaide Casino by SkyCity and the redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval. The wealth of experience extends to the Government sector at all levels providing valued service on special commissions.

The longstanding, continuing relationships maintained by Simon are testament to his and the firm’s successes and capabilities.

Simon has valuable experience as a mediator and arbiter, and has appeared before courts and tribunals as an expert witness.

Simon is also regularly involved with formal statutory and informal consultation processes associated with Major Developments, policy reviews and amendments to the planning schemes and plans.

Together with several major developments in city and metropolitan areas, Simon is involved in the establishment of several significant new projects and provides due diligence services and strategic advice to those clients.

• strategic planning
• preparation of major project documentation
• statutory documentation retail
• airport and airfield planning
• industrial land development
• residential development
• multifunction marinas
• waste management projects
• hospital and medical facilities
• tourist, entertainment, recreational & educational facilities

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts in Planning, 1976 – SA Institute of Technology
• Prescribed Qualifications Pursuant to Section 101 of the Development Act, 1993 SA

Memberships
• Fellow – Planning Institute of Australia
• Member – Property Council of Australia
• Member – UDIA
• Past Member – PIA Education Committee

Graham Burns

Director, Planner

Graham Burns is a qualified planner, and in recognition of his contribution to the profession, the Planning Institute of Australia awarded him the honour of Fellow of the Institute approximately 10 years ago. He has acquired almost 40 years of experience as a planner working throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory. For most of this time he has worked in the private sector.

Graham is an experienced and talented advisor in all areas of urban and regional planning. He is particularly adept at crafting carefully devised, practical and pragmatic planning solutions. He also has the innate ability to critically analyse proposals and clearly communicate planning solutions for complex and often controversial matters.

From time to time he is asked to represent clients in his capacity as an expert witness in the Environment Resources and Development Court, and in the Licensing Court of South Australia. He also represents clients at formal Council meetings and meetings of statutory authorities, including Development Assessment Panels and the South Australian Development Assessment Commission.

He acts for a number of Local Government authorities, including the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula for whom he has provided continuous planning policy and development assessment advice for over 25 years.

For more than 20 years Graham has assisted the wine industry, particularly in the Mount Lofty Ranges, to secure development approval for wineries, cellar door outlets, function rooms and related facilities.

The preparation of master plans over broad-hectare sites is another of Graham’s particular skills. He was for example instrumental in facilitating the rezoning of land at Tanunda East for a large infill housing estate which he designed. That estate is now under construction.

• residential and commercial development
• tourist accommodation facilities
• wineries and viticulture
• greenfields urban planning
• liquor licencing matters
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts in Planning, 1975 – SA Institute of Technology
• Certified Practising Planner
• Prescribed Qualifications pursuant to Section 101 of the Development Act, 1993

Memberships
• Fellow – Planning Institute of Australia
• Past Member – Executive Committee, Royal Australian Planning Institute
• Past Member – Planning Education Foundation

Greg Vincent

Director, Planner

Greg has been practising as a qualified town planner since 1993. In July 2003 Greg joined MasterPlan as a town planning consultant and continues to serve MasterPlan’s client base across State and local government, and the private sector.

Greg became a Director of MasterPlan in January 2008 and has expertise in a wide variety of planning and development matters. In addition to Greg’s expertise in South Australia, he is instrumental in extending MasterPlan’s services in the New South Wales and Western Australian planning jurisdictions.

Clients value Greg’s professional approach, working closely with authorities to find solutions to often challenging developments. This is evident through the relationships formed with a number of return clients, including Southern Cross Care, Alan Sheppard Constructions, Forme Projex, Discovery Parks, The Scentre Group, Axiom Limited, McGropoulos Pty Ltd and Resthaven.

Working closely with allied professions including Architects, Project Managers and Engineers (Traffic, Acoustic, Structural, Services and Civil), Greg’s expertise is valued within the profession and extends to the following skills:

• development advice
• statutory development assessment
• expert witness before the Environment, Resources and Development Court
• due diligence and land capability audits
• community consultation
• residential character analysis
• policy development including the preparation and evaluation of Development Plan Amendments

As a member of the Property Council of South Australia’s Planning Committee since 2006 and a Certified Practising Planner of the Planning Institute of Australia, Greg has continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to the Planning, Property and Development industry.

• infill residential
• multistorey CBD buildings
• land division and subdivision design
• retail centres and bulky goods
• aged care accommodation and retirement living
• infrastructure including transport, telecommunications and wind farms
• tourism development (caravan parks)
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts in Regional & Urban Planning, 1991 – SA Institute of Technology
• Graduate Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning, 1992 – University of South Australia
• Certified Practising Planner

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia
• Member – Property Council of Australia: 2017 Member of the Planning and Urban Design Committee
• Past Member – Property Council of Australia: Residential Committee
• Past Chair – Property Council of Australia: 2009/10 & 2015/16 Planning and Urban Design Committee

Michael Richardson

Planner

Michael has been employed as a Town Planner since 2000. Prior to joining MasterPlan in 2006, he worked in the private and local government sectors.

Michael’s experience includes the facilitation and assessment of varied and complex development applications, together with the preparation of strategies, planning policy and Development Plan Amendments. Michael has also appears as an expert witness before the Environment, Resources and Development Court on numerous occasions.

Such applications provide Michael with a key understanding of the importance of good strategy and policy documents. He has a particular interest in achieving strategic and urban design outcomes that are innovative and of the highest quality, whilst being appropriate to their context and commercially realistic.

Michael has highly developed skills as a facilitator and negotiator, and has a strong ability to find consensus. Strong communication skills are fundamental to his ability to work easily with diverse stakeholder groups to achieve the positive outcomes.

• major infrastructure projects
• medium to high density urban infill
• large land divisions
• waste management
• significant retail and industrial projects
• mining and export facility projects
• residential and rural living land division
• agricultural and horticultural development
• industries allied to primary production such as fertiliser and bulk handling of grain
• intensive animal keeping and waste management
• facilities for the mining sector
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Honours), 2001 – University of South Australia

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Wayne Gladigau

Planner

Wayne Gladigau is a qualified and highly experienced town planner with extensive local government and private sector experience spanning almost 40 years in a range of urban, regional and environmental planning issues in relation to strategic planning, policy development and development assessment.

Wayne has practiced as a town planner since 1977. Prior to joining MasterPlan in 1996 he held various roles with the City of Kensington and Norwood, the Town of St Peters and City of Marion. During his time with local government, Wayne dealt with many complex planning issues spanning the inner, middle and fringe suburban sectors of metropolitan Adelaide. Over this 20 year period, he acquired an enormous understanding of the South Australian planning system and the overall workings of local government.

At MasterPlan, Wayne provides high level strategic, planning policy and development assessment advice. He consults to private companies, private individuals, non-profit organisations, State government agencies and local government.

Wayne assists with the formulation of strategic planning policy and provides various advice in relation to the development assessment process. Wayne is particularly adept at the formulation of planning strategies and policy associated with the Development Plan Amendment process.

Wayne has also managed complex projects involving multidisciplinary teams, including the River and Coastal Communities Urban Design Framework for the District Council of Grant which was recently awarded a PIA Commendation Award.

Wayne provides high level advice on development proposals for rural developments, infrastructure development, commercial and industrial land division, medium density residential developments, outdoor advertising and education and recreation facilities.

• Master Plans and Urban Design Frameworks
• Strategic planning:
– Development Plan assessment
• Planning policy formulation:
– preparation of Development Plan Amendments
– land division concept designs
– rural land use planning
– heritage planning
• Infrastructure projects
• Outdoor advertising projects
• Educational projects

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts in Planning, 1982 – SA Institute of Technology
• Prescribed Qualifications Pursuant to Section 101 of the Development Act, 1993
• Registered Planner

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Julie Jansen

Planner

Julie joined MasterPlan in 2001 and provides a wide range of expert advice to private, local and State government clients. She has been employed as a Town Planner since 1989. Prior to joining MasterPlan she held various roles with:

• City of Adelaide, 1989
• City of Mount Gambier, 1989 to 2001
• City of Salisbury, 2001

During her local government employment, Julie was responsible for the preparation and project management of various social planning and strategic policy reports, including neighbourhood plans, heritage and conservation plans.

Julie has a strong regional focus and specialises in policy development in rural areas, and has prepared numerous strategies and Development Plan Amendments for a variety of regional Councils. Julie has strong skills as a facilitator, with a keen ability to find consensus. Strong communication skills are fundamental to her ability to work easily with diverse stakeholders groups to achieve positive outcomes.

Since commencing with the firm in October 2001, Julie has consulted on a wide range of development applications associated with commercial, industrial, retail and residential developments in both the Adelaide metropolitan area and throughout the State.

• Development Plan Amendments
• strategic planning and policy development with a regional focus
• residential developments
• wind farm developments
• child care developments
• medical and hospital developments

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts, 1987 – University of Adelaide
• Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Honours), 1988 – University of Adelaide
• Prescribed Qualifications Pursuant to Section 101 of the Development Act, 1993
• Graduate Diploma of Urban & Regional Planning, 1994 – University of New England
• Certified Practising Planner

Memberships
• Fellow – Planning Institute of Australia

Fabian Barone

Planner

Fabian has been with MasterPlan since March, 2010. During his time with the firm, Fabian has acquired a considerable degree of experience and expertise from dealing successfully with a broad mix of complex and often controversial projects.

Fabian has an intimate knowledge of the Development Act and Regulations, and is well versed in procedural matters. His ability to appraise preliminary concepts and proposals, and to devise logical and effective solutions which culminate in successful outcomes is seen as one of his many qualities.

Fabian’s passion, drive and commitment together with his uncompromising work ethic and ability to continuously provide timely, succinct and sound advice has led to him developing a strong and lasting rapport with clients of the firm.

• Medium and high density residential development
• High rise apartment buildings in the CBD
• Retail, commercial, industrial and mixed use development
• Supported accommodation
• Tourist accommodation
• Land division
• Matters of heritage significance
• Non-complying development
• Planning reports
• Brief statements in support
• Statements of effect
• Rezoning submissions
• Responding to representations
• DAP Meetings
• ERD Court Proceedings
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning, 2009 – University of South Australia

Memberships
• Full Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Matt Atkinson

Planner

Matt started his career as a Town Planner in 2002. Prior to joining MasterPlan in 2016, he has worked as a senior planner in the local government sector with both metropolitan and regional Councils.

Matt’s extensive experience includes the management and assessment of varied and complex development applications, together with the provision of development related advice. Extensive experience in the management of inner urban development challenges places Matt in a unique position to provide advice on a broad range of residential, retail, office, commercial and other inner urban uses.

In his roles in local government, Matt coordinated the operation of Council Development Assessment Panels and has appeared as an expert witness before the Environment, Resources and Development Court on numerous occasions.

Matt has a thorough understanding of key development legislation, including the Development Act 1993, the Development Regulations 2008 and the Local Government Act 1999.

He has a particular interest in achieving urban design outcomes that are innovative and of the highest quality, honest to context and commercially realistic.

Strong communication skills, both written and oral, are fundamental to his ability to work easily with diverse stakeholder groups to achieve positive outcomes.

• development advice
• due diligence investigations
• land division applications
• retail projects
• transport planning
• residential and rural living design and assessment
• agricultural and horticultural development
• heritage and character management
• liquor licensing
• outdoor dining facilitation.
• community consultation and facilitation
• conflict resolution
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning, 2008 – University of South Australia
• Certificate IV in Frontline Management, 2013 – Municipal Training

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Chelsea Salagaras

Planner

Chelsea joined MasterPlan as a Graduate Planner in 2013 qualifying with a Master of Planning, a Master of Sustainability and a Bachelor of Design Studies from the University of Adelaide.

Chelsea works closely with the Directors of the firm on a range of projects for metropolitan and regional clients providing valued input.

Chelsea works within the production and planning departments of MasterPlan in the creation of landscape concept plans and detailed plant species lists to value add to planning applications.

As a Town Planner she is involved in the management of the planning approvals process and specialized consultant inputs for several integrated retail fuel outlets for private clients. She provides on-going advice on these projects and assists in streamlining the process through a consistent approach to these matters which pre-empts the requirements of the Schedule 8 referrals to the Environment Protection Authority and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Chelsea’s design background and efficient client based approach provides solid foundation for the timely completion of projects of a high standard.

• landscape concept design and species selection
• integrated retail fuel outlets – lodgment and management of the planning process
• residential development
• waste management projects
• jetty projects

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Master of Planning, 2013 – University of Adelaide
• Master of Sustainability, 2012 – University of Adelaide
• Bachelor of Design Studies (Architecture and Landscape Architecture), 2010 – University of Adelaide

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia
• Member – Property Council of Australia: 2017 Member of the Future Directions Committee

Stewart Hocking

Planner

Stewart has been employed as a Town Planner since 2008.
Prior to joining MasterPlan in 2017, he worked in the private
and local government sectors.

Stewart’s experience includes the facilitation and assessment of
varied and complex development applications together with
the provision of development advice. Extensive experience
across a broad range of Council jurisdictions places Stewart in
a unique position to provide advice on residential, commercial,
retail and offi ce uses in a metropolitan and regional context.

Stewart’s broad experience has included the management
of numerous greenfi eld land divisions in addition to large
commercial and retail developments. Stewart has also
appeared as an expert witness before the Environment,
Resource and Development Court on numerous occasions.

In addition to his Town Planning experience, Stewart has a
background in property development and a particular interest in infill residential development.

Strong communication skills are fundamental to his ability to
work easily with diverse stakeholder groups to achieve positive outcomes. Stewart has highly developed skills as a negotiator,
and is committed to assisting clients deliver positive outcomes.

• large greenfield land divisions
• medium to high density urban infill
• land division concept designs
• significant retail and industrial projects
• school sites
• rural land divisions
• agricultural development
• waste facilities
• heritage and character management
• telecommunications
• development advice
• conflict resolution

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours), 2008 – University of South Australia

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Daniel McKenna

Planner

Daniel started his career in town planning at Campbelltown City Council in 2015. Progressing his career, he made a move to the City of Playford where he worked in Development Services for much of the year, before joining MasterPlan in late 2016.

In this time Daniel has gained valuable experience in all forms of development assessment of a diverse and complex nature. This experience has seen Daniel assess applications and provide advice regarding residential, commercial, industrial and environmental land uses.

Daniel has presented numerous applications before Development Assessment Panels regarding a range of developments. Daniel has a strong understanding of development legislation, including the Development Act 1993, the Development Regulations 2008 and the Local Government Act 1999.

Daniel is a strong communicator, both oral and written, which has allowed him to work effectively when dealing with multiple stakeholders.

He is committed to providing accurate planning advice and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders he works with.

• preparation of due diligence investigation
• land division concept designs
• residential development
• agricultural and horticultural development
• hills face development
• public consultation

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2014 – University of South Australia
• Graduate Diploma in Project Management, 2012 – University of South Australia
• Bachelor of Design (Architecture), 2011 – Adelaide University

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

David Smith

Production

David Smith came to MasterPlan in January 2005, a busy time with several major projects on the boil, and leapt into providing graphic representations and technical plans of proposed marinas, residential developments and retail centres.

David has an eye for detail and accuracy and an affinity with AutoCAD, Illustrator and Photoshop. He is also responsible for providing ICT support for MasterPlan and liaises with our ICT service providers.

He is responsible for generating high-quality visual representations of projects ranging from the simplest site plan to complex and detailed major residential subdivisions.

David has the capacity to create technically accurate bases and carry them through to attractive, easy to understand images. This allows people to immediately relate to how a project will integrate into its surroundings.

The more technically minded among you may be interested to know that David and the rest of the production team use the latest software packages including AutoCAD Civil, the Adobe software suite as well as Sketchup, use current and archival aerial photography, cadastral and contour data and property details with direct access to State Government sources.

• large and small scale subdivision design
• technically accurate site and locality plan creation
• 3D building and terrain representation
• Geographic Information Systems integration
• Imagery manipulation
• ICT infrastructure and software support

Harry Maxted

Production

Harry Maxted joined MasterPlan in August 2003 and immediately started to apply his flair for colour, style and design into our visual representations.

Harry set new standards for amazing plan design and appeal, and has continued to challenge the “norm” while maintaining high standards of accuracy and legibility.

Keeping in mind the old adage “A picture tells a thousand words”, it is not surprising that Harry, who is also proficient in photography, uses his skills to create stunning images to suit every client’s needs.

His latest love is 3D design, where he uses 3D presentation programs and rendering software such as 3DS Max and Sketchup to build sceneries and visuals for planning reports, focus sheets and presentations.

• technically accurate site and locality plan creation
• 3D building and terrain representation
• Geographic Information Systems integration
• Imagery manipulation
• Photography

Karen McCloud

Account Manager

Karen has been with the company for more than 10 years. As well as being our in-house Accounts Manager and payroll officer, Karen produces our client invoices and makes sure our creditors are kept happy and paid! Karen has seen considerable growth in MasterPlan during her tenure and has displayed an amazing capacity to adapt to new systems, processes and people.

MasterPlan’s administration team prides itself on attention to detail and professional presentation at all times. Every person that we deal with is important to us from the very first contact.

Currently the administration team supports our 15 planning staff, 3 of whom are located in our interstate offices. This can be a juggle at times, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. The sheer variety of work that arrives on the admin desks ensures that they are constantly challenged, and yet they manage to provide consistently excellent results.

Lisa Brook

Office / Administrator officer

Lisa is our Office Manager and is also Personal Assistant to Simon Tonkin. After 18 years with the company she tends to dabble in a lot of everything! From maintaining our Quality Management Systems to ensuring that the coffee machine keeps up a constant flow, Lisa can be relied on to keep the office running smoothly.

MasterPlan’s administration team prides itself on attention to detail and professional presentation at all times. Every person that we deal with is important to us from the very first contact.

Currently the administration team supports our 15 planning staff, 3 of whom are located in our interstate offices. This can be a juggle at times, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. The sheer variety of work that arrives on the admin desks ensures that they are constantly challenged, and yet they manage to provide consistently excellent results.

Sharon Barlow

Administrative Assistant

Sharon is the newest member of our administration team. She works primarily as the Administration Assistant to Greg Vincent and Michael Richardson. There is no job too big or too small for this multi-tasking wizard.

MasterPlan’s administration team prides itself on attention to detail and professional presentation at all times. Every person that we deal with is important to us from the very first contact.

Currently the administration team supports our 15 planning staff, 3 of whom are located in our interstate offices. This can be a juggle at times, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. The sheer variety of work that arrives on the admin desks ensures that they are constantly challenged, and yet they manage to provide consistently excellent results.

Sharon Tonkin

Administrative assistant

Always great to have backup. Sharon Tonkin retains her speed typing and office administration skills and is helping with the transition to an electronic centric office from the days of paper.

MasterPlan’s administration team prides itself on attention to detail and professional presentation at all times. Every person that we deal with is important to us from the very first contact.

Currently the administration team supports our 15 planning staff, 3 of whom are located in our interstate offices. This can be a juggle at times, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. The sheer variety of work that arrives on the admin desks ensures that they are constantly challenged, and yet they manage to provide consistently excellent results.

Jenny Olsen

Administrative assistant

Jenny is a relatively new addition to the team. Joining MasterPlan in April 2017, she has come on board as an administrative assistant. If you drop in or call the SA office you will see her at the front desk or hear her on the phone, however, there is plenty of other behind the scenes work that she is involved in.

She enjoys having a wide variety of tasks, ranging from general receptionist duties; including but not limited to answering phones, greeting clients and sorting & monitoring emails; to formatting, editing and proofreading various documents and finalise them in presentation and production.

MasterPlan’s administration team prides itself on attention to detail and professional presentation at all times. Every person that we deal with is important to us from the very first contact.

Currently the administration team supports our 15 planning staff, 3 of whom are located in our interstate offices. This can be a juggle at times, but they wouldn’t want it any other way. The sheer variety of work that arrives on the admin desks ensures that they are constantly challenged, and yet they manage to provide consistently excellent results.

Linda Henning

Planner / QLD Manager

Linda has a solid professional career working in land use planning, development assessment, policy planning and strategic planning in South Africa and Australia.

As a senior planner employed by the City of Cape Town from 1996 to 2006, Linda was responsible for both statutory and strategic planning. One of the highlights of her career was the responsibility for the co-ordination and approval of a 280,000 square metre (GWA) mixed use development consisting of a regional shopping centre, a hospital and residential uses.

From 2006 until 2010, while living in South Africa, Linda established and operated her own town planning consultancy – Linda Henning Town Planning and Property Consulting. During this time, Linda was responsible for the facilitation of mixed use, large scale residential and subdivision proposals.

Prior to joining MasterPlan’s Darwin office in 2014, Linda was employed by the Northern Territory Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment as its Principal Policy Planner and then as Manager of Urban Planning.

Linda delivered high level advice on statutory planning matters to the Department, the Development Consent Authority, the Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment and agencies, whilst managing a team in the provision of professional advice on development proposals.

Preparing and delivering policies relating to statutory and strategic planning so that land could be developed for sustainable economic, environmental and social benefit, was another important facet of Linda’s responsibilities. She was also responsible for managing the NT Planning Scheme and Planning Act and Regulations.

Linda has valuable team building, negotiation and facilitation skills and can readily interpret complex legislation. Her attention to detail and ability to clearly describe often complex proposals are standout features of Linda’s work.

• Statutory Planning / Development applications
• Subdivision = Reconfiguration of Lot
• Statutory Policy Development
• Structure Planning/Master Planning
• Community consultation
• Property Consulting/Due diligence
• Feasibility studies
• Show cause notices

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Master of Arts – Urban Geography, 1996 – Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa)
• Bachelor of Arts (Honors) – Geography, 1987 – Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa)
• Bachelor of Arts – 1985 – Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa)
• Diploma in Higher Education – 1986 – University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia
• Member – Association of Consulting Professional Planners
• Member – Property Council of Australia
• Member – UDIA
• Member – Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD

Jack Priestley

Planner / NT Manager

Jack provides advice to private individuals, companies, non-profit organisations and Northern Territory government agencies. Jack’s strong interpersonal and communication skills enable him to build long-term relationships with clients, external consultants, Northern Territory government agency personnel and community stakeholders.

Combined with his committed work ethic, his collaborative approach leads to consensus with relevant consent authorities and ensures development decisions are reached in a timely manner resulting in the best possible outcome for clients while balancing environmental and community considerations.

Prior to joining MasterPlan in 2014, Jack gained experience in the public sector, including work with the Northern Territory government in both the Strategic Planning and Development Assessment sections of the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment.

During this time Jack gained experience in residential, commercial and industrial developments and policy formulation, within both urban and rural environments. Jack also has prior experience with Logan City Council and in an international context in Columbia, United States.

With a passion for ongoing professional development and active involvement with planning and development events in the planning profession, Jack is always up-to-date and applies the latest thinking and policy to development proposals.

• Due diligence investigations and advice
• Small and large scale development
• Change of use applications
• Residential and industrial land divisions
• Rural and environmentally considerate land divisions
• Residential, commercial and industrial rezoning
• Strategic planning

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Urban & Environmental Planning, 2014 – Griffith University, Gold Coast

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia: 2017 Convenor for the Young Planners Network NT
• Member – Property Council of Australia: 2017 Member of the Sustainable Development Committee

Sandra Howlin

Planner

Sandra has a solid foundation in architectural design and project management having documented numerous residential and commercial projects. Her roles have required her to manage projects from concept design through the planning process and applications stage and onwards through detailed design development, documentation, tendering construction supervision and contract administration. These skills ensure the most pragmatic understanding of the implications of the design and planning process on project coordination, management and delivery.

Sandra has also been intimately involved in the housing industry in corporate management and improvement processes for the design documentation and universal regulatory compliance for a national housing group.

Over the past decade Sandra has been providing project management, planning and document control coordination and project lead services in the Northern Territory. She is also a skilled Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) Consultant with capabilities in ESD analysis, assessment management and reporting, adapted to suit a tropical environment.

In recent years Sandra has prepared and managed numerous planning applications, made submissions and presentations to authorities and managed the compliance and clearances.

Her skills and qualifications provide practical and valuable contributions to the planning and development process.

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology and Design, 2001 – Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia
• Green Star Professional from, 2007 – Green Building Council of Australia
• NatHers Accredited Assessor, 2010 – Association of Building Sustainability Assessors
• Nabers Accredited Assessor, 2010 – Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, NSW
• Finalist, 2014 – Telstra Business Womens Award for her pioneering work adapting ESD principles in a tropical climate

Katie Wilson

Planner

Katie joined MasterPlan as a graduate Planner in 2017 qualifying with an honours degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of South Australia. Katie aspires to create positive outcomes within the built environment, strengthening communities, and planning for vibrant community spaces.

Katie has a strong understanding of the South Australian Planning System through her work experience and honours research which was on centralisation and the negative impact it holds on regional South Australia.

Katie has experience in both development assessment and strategic planning from her previous planning experience at Marion City Council. She has worked closely with the South Australian development legislation, including the Development Act 1993 and the Development Regulations 2008.

Katie is located in our Darwin office and expanding her understanding of the Northern Territory planning system, legislation and development processes.

In her role at MasterPlan, Katie assists in a range of projects from small residential to major proposals by assessing planning requirements, undertaking relevant research, site inspections and liaising with clients. Katie’s strong interpersonal skills assist her to collaborate with project stakeholders and clients on various planning matters.

Her town planning background and the professionalism she holds with her clients provide a solid foundation for her town planning work. Her committed work ethic ensures successful outcomes for clients and major MasterPlan projects.

• Assessing development proposals/applications
• Development plan amendments
• Research and report writing
• Undertaking data analysis for planning projects
• Strategic Planning

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Honours), 2017 – University of South Australia

Memberships
• Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Sue Haefner

NT Graphic Designer

Sue joined MasterPlan’s NT office early 2016 as Graphic Designer and production member. Graduating in Germany a year earlier with a Master in Creative Direction, she has the ability to create and implement marketing strategies, further develop the MasterPlan brand and strengthen our visual appearance throughout all media channels.

Prior to joining MasterPlan, Sue worked as a Graphic Designer in an advertising agency in Wuerzburg, Germany. In this capacity, Sue was responsible for the editorial design and client management of Europe’s leading caravan manufacturer KNAUS. She delivered high level visuals and marketing materials whilst always considering the long-term brand consolidation.

In addition, she has been a lecturer for prepress at the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg, which shows her affinity to print products and her devotion to maintain the printers and plotters in our office.

As part of the production team, Sue is drafting plans such as subdivision plans, rezonings, site and area plans, storm surge and firebreak plans as well as aquifer and bore plans and everything visual that is needed for an application to succeed.

• Art Direction
• Brand development
• Online and social media marketing
• Editorial design
• Web design
• Motion graphics

Qualifications and Accreditations
• Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design, 2012 – University of Applied Sciences, Wuerzburg (Germany)
• Master of Arts in Creative Direction, 2015 – University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim (Germany)
• Inbound Certificate, June 2016 – Hubspot Academy
• Email Marketing Certificate, October 2016 – Hubspot Academy
• Content Marketing Certificate, February 2017 – Hubspot Academy

Memberships
• Past Tutor and Guest Lecturer for Prepress, 2015 – University Applied Sciences, Wuerzburg (Germany)