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Edwina Nelson

Senior Town Planner

Curriculum Vitae

Edwina has 17 years experience as a planning and design professional and has held statutory and strategic planning positions with planning consultancies, Councils and State and Commonwealth government departments. Significantly, Edwina also has extensive experience across ACT, NSW and Queensland jurisdictions and is available to undertake projects in all three states.

Edwina’s extensive experience in local government, in large development assessment teams, has built a solid base of project management and legislative interpretation skills. She has a strong understanding of local government processes and is skilled at managing all stakeholder expectations (incl. applicant, community, internal staff, consultants and elected representatives) during the development assessment process.

As a town planning consultant, Edwina has created and managed planning documentation for numerous major developments and infrastructure prjects from inception to completion. She has a thorough appreciation of the multidisciplinary input that is required with the preparation of major development applications and has extensive experience liaising with designers, surveyors, architects, councils and management of sub-consultants to obtain the relevant investigations and reports. She has high level research and written skills and prepares thorough and high quality planning reports. She greatly enjoys the creative and collaborative process that is involved with development proposals. She is highly organised and manages clients’ expectations professionally and practically.

Edwina's most recent NSW experience has involved land acquisition cases for the Court for major infrastructure projects including the WestConnex underground motorway, Western Sydney Aerotropolis lands at Badgerys Creek and in the ACT, the Majura Parkway construction. She was involved in EIS and EA review and amendment to reflect required land acquisition requirements.

Edwina also has considerable research, liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and has a strong personal interest in architecture, urban design, transport, infrastructure and sustainable development.


  • Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons), University of New South Wales (1997)


  • Edwina Nelson, Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc. (2017)