Gary Shiels, Managing Director

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Gary is a Planner, Urban Designer, and Traffic Engineer with Masters Degrees in Urban Design, Urban Studies and Engineering Science (Transportation Planning). He is currently pursuing a PhD and is also the Chairman of the Bplan Advisory Committee at UNSW.

He has over 35 years experience in master planning, urban and traffic planning at local, state and federal levels, and is a qualified Local Government Planner in both Queensland and New South Wales. Gary regularly provides expert evidence in the Land and Environment Court and is a registered mediator. Before becoming a consultant, Gary was Director of Planning and Community Development at Leichhardt Council and Deputy Chief Town Planner at Woollahra Council. He is a Life Fellow and Certified Practising Planner (CPP) of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Gary has held the positions of President at NSW, National and International levels of PIA. He has recently been elected back onto the PIA NSW Committee and is now co-ordinating the Mentoring Program for Young Planners.