Biographies of the Advisory Committee members (DOC, 334.0 KB, 2

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Kathryn Mitchell
Kathryn Mitchell was appointed as Chief Panel Member with Planning Panels
Victoria, for the Victorian State Government in June 2004. Prior to these
appointments, Kathryn was a full time Senior Panel Member with Planning Panels
Victoria since its inception in 1996, and was an occasional sessional member with the
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) from 1999 to 2004.
Kathryn is the immediate past President and a Fellow of the Victoria Planning and
Environmental Law Association (VPELA), and has been a State Judge for the Urban
Development Industry Association (UDIA) - Victorian Chapter Awards of
Excellence since 2003. In 2008 Kathryn was the recipient of the Raymond J Peck
award for Services to Industry by the UDIA. In 2011, she was the recipient of the
Richard J Evans award from VPELA for her services to planning in Victoria.
Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts in Planning, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Sociology
and a Master of Arts in Planning (Research). She has previously worked in the
private sector, local government, and as an academic.
Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson has Civil Engineering qualifications from the University of
Melbourne. He has broad senior management and executive experience gained from
over thirty years with the Victorian Government (VicRoads, Public Transport
Corporation and Docklands Authority) and more than ten years as a consultant. He
is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional
Engineer, and a Member of the UK-based Chartered Institution of Highways and
Gordon has particular expertise in major infrastructure and urban development
planning and implementation. His focus is on project management, engineering,
traffic, public transport, pedestrian, bicycle, environmental, urban design and
heritage matters. He has been a sessional member with Planning Panels Victoria
since 2001 and chaired or sat on a wide range of panels and advisory committees.
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Stephen Hancock
Stephen Hancock has worked throughout Australia and other countries in the fields
of hydrogeology, environmental geology, groundwater engineering applied to
resource including contaminant management and mineral resource development.
His experience includes projects for a variety of industries, including mining,
petroleum, heavy industry, agriculture, irrigation, municipal engineering and waste
Stephen has skills in solid waste management from his background in mining
hydrogeology and geochemistry and from tailings management and mine site
rehabilitation. His experience in this area spans his entire professional career and
includes working in the investigations for and design of systems for managing
tailings, solid inert waste, municipal waste, contaminated soils, industrial wastes
and high level prescribed wastes. Stephen has been a sessional Panel member with
PPV since 2007.
Jim Holdsworth
Jim Holdsworth is an architect who has spent most of his career as a consultant
urban designer and strategic planner, mainly in Victoria. After 10 years in a senior
planning and urban design role in local government, he returned to private practice
in 2005 and now conducts a specialist urban design consultancy, providing advice to
developers, architects and Councils regarding proposed developments,
predominantly in inner Melbourne. His background experience also includes
heritage and urban character studies, environmentally sustainable design and the
role of urban art in the public realm.
Lucinda Peterson
Lucinda Peterson is a planner with extensive experience in planning at a regional
level. Lucinda was recently with the Southern Grampians Shire Council as Manager
Planning and Environment and prior to holding this position, was a senior planner
at Warrnambool City Council. Lucinda brings experience in regional issues and also
urban planning experience having worked for a number of metropolitan Councils
including the City of Melbourne and in the private sector.
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