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Murray Saunders

Director

Curriculum Vitae

Murray is a director of the Saunders Havill Group where he founded and continues to lead the Environmental Management and Landscape Architecture Departments. Murray's academic and professional career has always focused on the consultancy role within the development process. He brings a balanced approach of private and public sector technical experience to the resolution of complex environmental issues increasingly common in development projects.

Murray has been a consultant for over 25 years and has extensive experience in assessing environmental components of most major development types. He works daily within all phases of the approval process assisting clients and consultant groups in developing strategies to navigate the complex jigsaw of ever changing and increasing environmental legislation.

Murray has extensive experience in assessing environmental components of most major developments including master planned communities, golf courses, quarries, forestry applications and a range of industrial, commercial and residential projects. These assessments have included vegetation, habitat, storm water, erosion, landscape amenity, species selection and coastal management issues.

As the manager of both our Environmental Management and Landscape Architecture sections, Murray's breadth of experience, qualifications, and management and leadership skills have assisted to make these disciplines leaders in their fields.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Queensland University of Technology (2003)
  • Master of Environmental Planning, Griffith University (2000)
  • Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) with Distinction, Queensland University of Technology (1998)

Memberships

  • Development Dimensions International - Accredited Leadership Facilitator (2003)
  • Greening Australia Member (2001)
  • Queensland Environmental Law Association Member (2001)
  • South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium Member (2001)
  • Golden Key National Honour Society (Griffith Member) (2000)
  • Golden Key National Honour Society (QUT Member) (1999)
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (1999)
  • Young Achievement Australia - AMP Business Experience (1990)
  • Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland, #16518