Nick joined Saunders Havill Group's Town Planning team in 2006 after experience as Principal and then Team Leader within a medium sized land development consultancy. Nick has developed an excellent level of experience in development assessment and major infrastructure planning, including the preparation of Town Planning Assessment Reports, provision of expert advice, development co-ordination, negotiation with Government agencies and project management. More recently, Nick has been involved in overseeing and coordinating Saunders Havill Group’s multi-disciplinary services in relation to several major government and private sector infrastructure projects including Cricket Australia’s Bupa National Cricket Centre, Tangalooma Island Resort, Queensland Ballet (Thomas Dixon Centre), Southern Redland Bay Sewer Treatment Plant and several master-planned developments within the Ripley and Flagstone Priority Development Areas.
Nick has excellent working knowledge of the State and Local Government planning framework within Queensland and has led the design and statutory approval processes for several master-planned residential developments, major sporting and infrastructure facilities and key industrial and retail projects.
Nick has also been previously contracted to the then Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (State Development Areas Division) to provide consultant planning services. He provided expert services to the Office of the Coordinator General including assessment of nationally significant Material Change of Use applications and assisted in the review of the Department’s State Development Area Development Schemes.
Nick has provided expert assistance to the Saunders Havill Group Environmental Management team via reporting and negotiation with local, State and Federal governments on a range of environmental approval matters including water supply, vegetation management and protected species. His key ability is to bring together his extensive knowledge in both the Planning and Environmental fields in order to quickly and efficiently consider a broad range of issues as part of the planning process.