John is a leading environmental planner with extensive relationships across government and in infrastructure and property industries. John is responsible for providing strategic advice on infrastructure development, planning applications and leading the implementation of environmental impact assessment studies.
John is considered to be one of the leading planning authorities in NSW, and has previously completed 15 years in senior advisory and management roles with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. He has extensive experience in planning and undertaking environmental assessment for Sydney’s infrastructure and centres, including the Western Sydney Employment Area, the South West Growth Centre and major gateways including Sydney’s second airport.
In the past six years, John has played a key role in the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy and advising on regional environmental planning and planning approvals for major developments in Sydney. John has multidisciplinary expertise in environmental assessment, planning, infrastructure and economic appraisal; metropolitan strategic planning – evidence, analysis and spatial policy; policy design and delivery – building evidence for informed action; and project planning, assessment and management – of public and private infrastructure.
Some major planning investigations led by John previously include Collex Waste Transfer Facility in South Sydney; EIS for East Hills Rail Line Quadruplication; EIS for the Pacific Highway Bypasses Coopernook, Moorland, Ballina, Coffs; Strategy and infrastructure planning for Western Sydney Employment Area (business case and structure plan) and Badgerys Creek Airport proposals; South West Growth Centre planning and infrastructure delivery; Alignment of Long Term Transport Master Plan with the Metropolitan Strategy as seconded advisor to Transport for NSW – including focus on Parramatta, Badgerys Creek Airport and growth sectors; Penrith Health and Education Precinct economic development planning; Menangle Park urban development – Development Control Plan; and the Windsor Flood Evacuation Route – Route Selection and EIS.
John has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.), a Master in Environmental Planning and an Executive Masters in Public Administration (University of Sydney).