Planning Panels Victoria Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure Level 1, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne 3002 ENVIRONMENTALLY EFFICIENT DESIGN (EED) LOCAL POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHY OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nick Wimbush - Chair Nick holds qualifications in Environmental Science, Public Policy and Law. He has over 20 years experience in a variety of State and Local Government roles in Western Australia and Victoria including managing environmental impact assessment of major road projects with the West Australian Environment Protection Authority and advising the Victorian Government in a senior role on coastal planning and development. He also has extensive experience in the private sector in Western Australia, Indonesia and Victoria both with consulting firms and after founding and running his own environmental consultancy from 2002-2006 specialising in integrated coastal zone management. Since 2006 he has been a full time Senior Panel Member with Planning Panels Victoria responsible for chairing environment effects inquiries, panels and advisory committees. Nick was a sessional lecturer at postgraduate level in natural resource management at RMIT University in Melbourne from 2002-2006 and has lectured in planning and environmental law at Monash University, Melbourne University and RMIT University. He is a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association, the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the National Environmental Law Association. Ian Coles Ian Coles works as a professional company director and consultant. His Board roles include: Chairman of Sustainable Packaging Alliance Pty Limited and SPA Pty Ltd, Director of the Central Highlands Regional Water Corporation, and Deputy Chair of the Barwon Regional Waste Management Group. He was formally a Board member of Product Stewardship Australia Ltd; Chairman of Butt Free Australia, Chairman Brian Robinson Foundation, and Director and Chairman of Close the Loop Limited. In addition he is a Member of the EPA Victoria Risk and Audit Committee. He has over thirty-five years experience as a senior manager in the public and private sectors, delivering and managing practical environmental programs and projects. He was CEO of EcoRecycle Victoria for nine years, and previously held senior management positions with EPA Victoria, and as a manager and Director of multinational environmental management consulting firms. Gaye McKenzie Gaye has a Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Melbourne University) and has been a Sessional Member of Planning Panels Victoria since 1987. In that time she has sat on numerous Panels and Advisory Committees appointed to consider a wide range of matters, including structure plans and heritage, rural, residential, commercial and industrial policies and re-zonings. Gaye now conducts a sole planning practice after spending 20 years as a Project Director in a town planning consultancy and 13 years in local government. She has also been a member of consultancy firms involved in projects in Indonesia and East Malaysia. Gaye is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and Member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association. She is a former member of the Building Appeals Board and Heritage Council. Sue Porter Sue Porter is a Town Planner with over 30 years experience in a wide range of planning matters at the Local and State Government level, as well as in the private sector. Sue has a wide range of experience in both strategic and statutory planning in the urban, urban fringe and rural areas. Sue has been a Sessional Member of Planning Panels Victoria for four years. Sue has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Urban Studies and Geography, a Post Graduate Diploma in Urban and regional Planning and Master of Arts in Town Planning from Victoria University.