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Susan Mitchell

Susan is a senior planner who is proficient in urban design and has worked as a consultant on a range of significant projects throughout Melbourne and Victoria for the private and public sector. She is well-versed on a range of planning policy and has been involved in complex, large scale developments and planning scheme amendments, and well as providing support for planning and urban design expert evidence submissions and urban context reports. She understands that the important relationship between the planning statutory framework and providing great urban design outcomes is often difficult to discern, and is committed to finding the right solution for clients and the community. She has a demonstrated ability to work to a deadline, problem solve and innovate for success.

Susan has Bachelor of Applied Science-Planning (RMIT University) graduating with 1st Class Honors, along with a Diploma in Banking and Finance (RMIT University) which underpin her understanding the complexities of urban development. Susan is a member of Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA) & Planning Institute Australia (PIA).

Michael Mattner

Michael is a statutory urban designer who has previously worked in the public sector as an urban planner, possessing sound knowledge of the Victorian Planning Provisions and statutory planning processes. He uses his experience to provide support for Urban Design Advice and for Urban Design Expert Evidence submissions. Michael holds a Masters of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Environments (Major in Architecture) from the University of Melbourne, which enables him to operate within both statutory and design frameworks.

Jane Witham

Jane is an urban planner with background in local government planning, with knowledge in a variety of planning systems within Victoria and interstate. Jane has a tailored skill set to statutory planning resulting in exposure to a broad range of planning applications. Jane has also undertaken various public art and placemaking projects throughout her professional career.  Jane’s creative side has led to a keen interest in urban design, whereby her ability for creative thinking coupled with extensive statutory planning experience provides for constructive and well considered development outcomes. Jane holds a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (hons) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Certificate in Art in Public Spaces from RMIT, Melbourne. 


We are thrilled to have Susan, Michael and Jane on board in our Melbourne HQ. If you would like to get in touch with a Victorian expert town planning and urban design consultant, please call our Melbourne office (03) 9628 8568. 

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