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Alternate members

Planning Panel Boundaries and Members

Alternate State members

For State members, a pool of alternates is available across all panels.

Alternate members

If a permanent member has declared a conflict of interest, or is unavailable for a meeting, an alternate can be selected from a pool of alternates who act for all regions. The list of all alternate members is below.

Peter Brennan
Peter Brennan has over 50 years of experience in health and building surveying, project management and planning services. Peter is a panel member on the Waverley Development Assessment Panel and an alternate member for the North Sydney Independent Planning Panel. Peter has extensive experience working for local government, and consulting with councils on their planning assessment processes.

Peter has a Post Graduate Diploma in Planning from the University of Technology Sydney and a Health and Building Certificate and Post Certificate from Sydney Technical College (now TAFE). He is also an accredited Mediator.

Clare Brown
Clare Brown has over 30 years of experience as a planning consultant, senior manager in local government and as an environmental and planning lawyer. Clare has experience with a wide variety of projects, including infrastructure, industrial, resource and extractive industry projects; she has also dealt with complex urban and regional planning issues, such as brown field redevelopment, seniors living projects, residential, commercial, retail and coastal developments, in both the public and private sectors.

Clare has a degree in Law and a degree in Town Planning with Honours, both from the University of NSW. She is also an accredited Mediator and a member of NSW Environmental Planning Law Association Committee.

Susan Budd
Susan Budd has worked with planning law for more than three decades. During her career, Susan has worked for NSW Department of Planning, Local Government NSW and in the private sector. As well as her extensive knowledge of the legal issues arising in the context of the NSW planning system, Susan has strong experience in public sector corporate governance, including corruption prevention.

Susan has a Master of Environmental Laws, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, all from the University of Sydney. Susan is a member of the Law Society of NSW and has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Louise Camenzuli
Louise Camenzuli is a partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers with a speciality in planning and environment issues. Louise has provided advice to government agencies and private sector clients on significant projects in NSW and has a particular interest in rezonings, infrastructure and environmental issues.

Louise has a degree in Economics (Social Science), a degree in Law, with Honours, and a doctorate in Judicial Studies, all from the University of Sydney. Louise is an elected member of the Planning Committee of the Property Council of Australia.

Mark Grayson
Mark Grayson has held a number of senior roles in both local and State government planning, and senior positions in private practise. His work in local government planning includes roles with councils across rural NSW, including as a senior planner at Shoalhaven City, Penrith City, Yass Valley and Wollongong City Councils.

Mark also has six years' experience with the NSW Department of Planning, as Acting Director of Regional Coordination and as Manager of Local and Regional Planning for the Southern Region. Here Mark played a key role in managing the regional plan making process for 37 regional councils in the south west of NSW, including the whole of the Murray, and led interstate Murray planning initiatives as well as regional planning forums.

As well as serving as an alternate member for the other Joint Regional Planning Panels, Mark is a member of the Western Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Lindsay Fletcher

Lindsay Fletcher is an experienced planner, having served with local and state government agencies, including as City Planner and Director Environmental Services for Fairfield Council and in other roles for Kogarah, Woollahra and Warringah Councils. Lindsay founded the environmental planning consultancy Planning Ingenuity and has been called upon to provide planning evidence in court, including numerous direct appointments by the Land and Environment Court as the Court’s Town Planning expert. Lindsay has been an Alternate member of the Joint Regional Planning Panel since 2009.

A Sydney resident, Lindsay holds a Master of Environmental Planning from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Abigail Goldberg
Abigail Goldberg has over thirty years of experience in planning, property, infrastructure and transport across both the private and public sectors. She has qualifications in business administration (EMBA, UNSW), urban design (MUD, Oxford Brookes University) and urban planning (BSc TRP, Wits), and was formerly CEO of Metro Transport Sydney, General Manager of South Sydney Development Corporation and Assistant Director of the Urban Design Advisory Service. Abigail currently serves as a Chair and Non Executive Director on several boards and Audit and Risk Committees, and is also an Associate of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance. She has been a part-time Member of the Planning Assessment Commission since 2012.

Abigail is an Editor of the Urban Design International journal, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute Australia and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

John Griffin
John Griffin has over 40 years of experience working for state and local governments throughout Australia, culminating in fifteen years as General Manager of Tweed Shire Council. Some of John's previous roles include City Manager Keilor City Council, Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Territory Electricity Commission and senior roles with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria.

A resident of Tweed Heads, John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Diplomas in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, a Master of Engineering, a Master of Jurisprudence, a Doctorate in Management, a Company Directors Diploma and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly retired as an Associate Professor at the School of Law in 2016, after 23 years with the University of Wollongong. Andrew taught Environmental Law and Land Development Law. These were also his key areas for research and publication. 

Andrew has degrees in both town planning and law from the University of New South Wales. His PhD on local government and biodiversity conservation was obtained from the University of Wollongong.

Outside his academic work, Andrew has participated in Independent Hearing Assessment Panels, workshops for councillors on the planning system and the NSW Law Society's specialist Accreditation Committee for Local Government and Planning. Andrew has also worked for the University of New South Wales, various councils and the NSW Office of the Ombudsman. He is an Associate for the Centre for Local Government, University of Technology, Sydney.

Stuart McDonald

Stuart McDonald, a Director of consultancy SJB Planning, brings more than 25 years of experience in planning and development to the Panels, gained in local government Director roles with the City of Sydney, South Sydney City Council and Leichhardt Council, as well as a mix of government and commercial clients. Stuart is also a member of the Waverley Council Development Assessment Panel and Cumberland Council Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.

Holding a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons) from the University of New England, Stuart is also an accredited Mediator, a Certified Practising Planner and a Member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Julie Savet Ward

Julie Savet Ward brings 30 years of planning, environmental and communications expertise to the role through her experience as a consultant, project director, company director and determining authority. As a consultant, Julie was acknowledged as an expert in achieving sustainable outcomes for large scale development projects.

Julie is a respected professional with 20 years' experience on company boards in the property, infrastructure and professional services sectors. She is Chairperson of SGS Economics and Planning and is a Director of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Link Housing and LawOnline. Julie was a Director of Manidis Roberts, a leading planning consultancy practice.

A Sydney resident, Julie holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Physical Geography) (Hons) and a Master of Landscape Planning, both through the University of NSW. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.