- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (BRTP)
- Graduate Certificate in Management (Grad Cert Mang)
- Corporate Member Urban Development Institute of Australia (QLD)
- Corporate Member - Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE)
- Certified Practising Planner (CPP)
Andrew is a qualified town planner and management consultant who has over thirty (30) years experience in strategic and statutory planning, and business consulting in Local and State Government as well as the private sector. During this time Andrew has been responsible for the preparation and project management of major forward planning projects including Planning Schemes, Local Growth Management Strategies, Local Area Plans and urban master planning projects. These have included Planning Schemes for Redland Shire, Hervey Bay City and Townsville City, Local Area and Structure Plans and complex multidisciplinary planning studies and investigations.
Andrew has extensive experience in the assessment and facilitation of major residential, commercial and industrial development projects including shopping centres, industrial complexes, mixed use development projects, and master-planned residential communities. Andrew’s skills in managing development projects is derived from a thorough understanding of the statutory planning environment and extensive experience in both development assessment and strategic and statutory planning for Local and State Government agencies.
Andrew is qualified and has developed complementary skills and experience in Organisational, Business Process and Administrative Systems Reviews. He has been engaged by International, State and Local Government to undertake complex legislative, administrative and business process reviews. These have included the operational review of the Integrated Planning Act’s Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) for the Queensland Department of State Development and Red Tape Reduction Task Force, a Review of the Planning Capability of the PNG National Capital District Commission (NCDC) on behalf of AUSAID, and principal responsibility for the implementation of the outcomes of the Development Assessment Process Review for Toowoomba City Council.
Andrew has extensive experience in Planning Appeals as an expert witness in the Planning & Environment Court. Andrew acts as an expert witness for both Local Governments and private clients in Planning & Environment Court matters.
Prior to moving to Toowoomba, Andrew was an Associate Director with national planning, economics and property consultancy UrbisJHD where he represented a range of national planning and development clients. Before joining UrbisJHD Andrew was the Manager of Strategic Planning at Townsville City Council between 1998 and 2001, where he was the project manager and officer principally responsible for the preparation of the City’s IPA Planning Scheme.