- Bachelor of Planning (BP)
James is a qualified town planner, having completed a Bachelor of Planning degree at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, North Queensland, graduating in 2018. His studies at JCU involved a number of practical courses including Indigenous Environmental Management, Environmental and Regional Planning and Urban Design.
James has over two (2) years' experience within the private sector. Prior to joining Precinct in early 2019, James previously worked as a Planner for a building certification company in Townsville. In addition to assessing proposed developments in rural and regional Queensland against the relevant planning requirements, this position also allowed James to understand and implement building legislation, such as the Building Act 1975 and Queensland Development Code. In these roles, James has developed the knowledge to provide accurate and succinct planning advice for an array of residential, commercial, industrial and rural projects in a range of council regions across Queensland.
Since becoming a member of the Precinct team, James has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, working on a range of developments from small-scale uses such as Airbnbs, dwellings and offices to large-scale uses such as poultry farms, schools and transport depots. Additionally, James has also worked on significant projects including the redevelopment of the Toowoomba Hospital.