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ANDREW BULLEN

Director

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning

  • Graduate Certificate in Management

  • Corporate Member – Urban Development Institute of Australia

  • Corporate Member – Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise

Andrew Bullen is a qualified town planner and management consultant with over 30 years of experience in strategic and statutory planning and development assessment 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, land use strategies, urban master plan projects and multidisciplinary planning studies. These have included managing planning scheme reviews for Townsville City, Hervey Bay City and Redland Shire, undertaking the Activity Centres Review for the original SEQ Regional Plan, and being the town planning adviser on the Toowoomba Base Hospital Master Planning and Redevelopment project. ​Andrew's experience has also encompassed the facilitation and assessment of complex residential, commercial, industrial and rural development projects. Key projects include being the town planner responsible for the Toowoomba West Wellcamp Airport (Australia's first privately owned public airport and associated business park); the world's largest Medicinal Cannabis Propagation and Processing Facility (Asterion); the revolutionary GDTC Tyre Recycling Facility; and a Milk Processing Plant for Au Lait Australia. He has also been responsible for significant master planned residential communities, major shopping centres, large scale industrial facilities and intensive horticulture and animal industries. ​Andrew provides expert witness testimony and representation for both Local Government and private sector clients in Planning and Environment Court matters. Prior to moving to Toowoomba, Andrew was an Associate Director with national planning, economics and property consultancy Urbis, where he represented a range of national planning and development clients. Before joining Urbis, Andrew had been 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 first IPA Planning Scheme and was a key contributor to the Townsville CBD revitalisation and the redevelopment of Townsville's iconic "Strand" beachfront boulevard.

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SCOTT CLARKE

Director

  • ​Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning

Scott Clarke has over 20 years of experience in the planning and development industry and has developed key areas of expertise in the preparation and management of a variety of development applications, statutory and strategic land use planning projects and proceedings in the Planning and Environment, Land and Supreme Courts. Scott has completed a wide range of residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects in a number of metropolitan, regional and rural Local Government Areas throughout Queensland. He has also gained project experience in Western Australia and New South Wales. ​Scott has developed particular expertise in extractive and resource industry sectors as well as shopping centre developments. As a Director of the business, he now manages the Precinct Urban Planning Ipswich office, where he takes a keen interest in the rapid development opportunities and growth potential of the western corridor. ​Prior to joining Precinct Urban Planning, Scott was a senior planner for 12 years at Humphreys Reynolds Perkins Planning Consultants and Cardno. He was based in their Gold Coast office, which means he also has extensive project experience in that region. Scott is also a RiskSmart accredited consultant for Logan City Council. Scott has a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland.

PAUL KELLY

Senior Associate
  • Graduate Diploma in Urban Regional and Planning

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

  • Associate Diploma of Business (Valuation)

  • Corporate Member – Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise

Paul Kelly is a qualified town planner and valuer with over 25 years of experience in strategic and statutory planning and property valuation consulting in Local and State Government as well as the private sector.  ​During this time, Paul has been responsible for the preparation and project management of major forward planning projects, planning schemes and local area plans. Examples include the IPA Planning Scheme for Sarina Shire and participation in the review and amendment of the IPA Planning Scheme for Toowoomba City. Other strategic planning projects Paul has undertaken include the Open Space Plan and Social Impact Assessment for Sarina Shire and working with the planning team to prepare the Whitsunday Hinterland and Mackay 2015 Regional Plan. ​Prior to joining Precinct Urban Planning, Paul had spent 17 years facilitating and assessing major residential, commercial, and industrial development projects across three local authorities in Queensland, including three years as Principal Planner of Development Assessment at Toowoomba City Council and five years as Manager of Planning and Development at Sarina Shire Council. ​In conjunction with undertaking the management of local government planning services while working for the Sarina Shire, Paul was also responsible for planning projects associated with natural resource management for the Mackay Whitsunday region.  Work there included preparation of a regional natural resource management plan and local catchment management plans to assist with forward planning and project management of government funded projects, together with development control in relation to natural resource management for the Mackay Region. Prior to commencing his career in urban and regional planning, Paul had provided property valuation advice to the State Government and private sector. His experience in this area involved preparing commercial, industrial, residential and rural property valuations and property market surveys. He also prepared court briefs and appeared in the Land Court on several occasions in order to provide expert witness evidence on property valuation matters. For the past 12 years, Paul has expanded his planning career and professional skills through his role as Senior Associate at Precinct in our Toowoomba office. He has managed a wide range of development proposals, including ‘greenfield’ and medium density residential projects, integrated commercial developments, mining and industrial projects, intensive rural industries and community facilities for education, hospitals and aged care. Paul has also provided assistance to local governments for the provision of statutory planning services on a consultancy basis and has undertaken due diligence town planning investigations and development potential research for complex sites on behalf of prospective purchasers.​

JESS GARRATT

Associate
  • ​Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

  • Corporate Member – Planning Institute of Australia

Jess Garratt is a qualified town planner with 20 years of experience in statutory planning in the public and private sectors. Jess started her career in the private sector while she was still a student, working in town planning and surveying consultancies in Brisbane, including Col Higginson & Associates and Goodwin Midson & Partners. There she managed a wide range of development applications for clients including greenfield subdivisions, medium density residential projects and a variety of commercial, mixed use and industrial developments in a number of Queensland local authorities. In addition to her work in South East Queensland, she also provided services to rural and remote local governments providing development assessment functions and drafting and review of IPA planning schemes. After moving to Toowoomba in 2005, she gained valuable experience over 10 years at Toowoomba Regional Council in Development Assessment as a Senior Planner. In this role, she managed a wide range of complex development applications and major projects, including Queensland Investment Corporation’s Grand Central Redevelopment and several controversial applications that resulted in Planning and Environment Court appeals. In addition to her core business in development assessment, she also provided input on a number of local planning projects, internal process reviews, planning scheme amendments and the drafting and roll-out of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme 2012. Since moving back to the private sector in 2015, Jess now enjoys working part-time delivering high quality consultancy services whilst juggling family commitments. In recent years, she has successfully negotiated development approvals for use cases across the residential, commercial, community and industrial sectors, as well as for a range of land subdivisions.

KIM REEVE

Associate
  • ​Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

Kim Reeve is a qualified Town Planner with over 16 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. In 2007, she was employed as a Student Planner for the Western Downs Regional Council while studying for a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning at the St Lucia Campus of The University of Queensland. Upon graduation in 2009, Kim took up a full-time position in the Development Assessment Unit of the Western Downs Regional Council, where she later became the Development Assessment Coordinator. During her time with Western Downs, Kim undertook a wide range of complex development applications and was responsible for assessing major projects within the region, including solar farms and gas-fired power stations, heavy and extractive industries, commercial and rural activities, and large-scale residential developments. Kim also had oversight of the Council’s Development Assessment Unit and assisted with the preparation of the Western Downs Regional Planning Scheme. During this time, Kim also gained valuable experience liaising with State Agencies while preparing and presenting reports for Council stakeholders. Since joining Precinct in 2012, Kim has assumed responsibility for a wide range of key clients and has gained extensive experience in preparing development applications within the private sector. She has been involved in the facilitation of major residential, commercial, industrial and rural development projects including residential unit complexes, residential subdivisions, mixed-use commercial, retail showrooms, intensive animal industries, extractive industries and industrial complexes.

JAMES WILLIAMS

Senior Planner
  • ​Bachelor of Planning

James Williams is a qualified town planner. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Planning degree from James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, North Queensland. His studies involved several practical courses, including Indigenous Environmental Management, Environmental and Regional Planning, and Urban Design. James has over six years of experience within the private sector. Prior to joining Precinct Urban Planning in early 2019, he worked as a Planner for a building certification company in Townsville. In addition to assessing proposed developments in rural and regional Queensland against relevant planning requirements, this position enabled him to understand and implement relevant building legislation, such as the Building Act 1975 and the Queensland Development Code. Since joining the Precinct team, James has gained a wealth of knowledge by working on a range of developments, from small-scale uses such as Airbnbs, dwellings, and offices to large-scale projects such as poultry farms, schools, and community facilities. He has also been involved in assisting local governments with the assessment of various types of Development Applications. From this experience, James has developed the knowledge necessary to provide accurate and succinct planning advice for a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial, and rural projects in council regions across Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia. In addition, James has worked on projects of regional and state significance, including Ministerial and Local Government Infrastructure Designations for the redevelopment of the Toowoomba Hospital and other large -scale projects such as health facilities, schools, electricity infrastructure and dams.

ASHLEY HOOPER

Planner
  • ​Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Ashley Hooper graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning in 2020. During his studies, he was awarded Griffith Academic Excellence Awards in both 2019 and 2020. His courses at university covered a range of topics, from development processes to environmental management. Throughout his final year of university, Ashley worked as a research assistant. This role involved researching and synthesising literature on climate change and the associated limits on climate change adaptation. Ashley applied strong research and communication skills to this task, providing valuable experience that has directly assisted him with his more recent work in town planning. Ashley joined the Ipswich office of Precinct Urban Planning as a graduate planner in 2022. He enjoys assisting clients with their Development Applications and planning needs across various local South East Queensland regions, having undertaken project work in Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gatton, Gold Coast, Southern Downs and Western Downs.

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BAYLEY MOORE

Assistant Planner
  • ​Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) – in progress

Bayley Moore is studying a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) at the University of Southern Queensland. He will graduate in 2025. His studies have involved a number of courses, including Sustainable Urban Design and Development and Community Consultation and Development. He has also studied introductory courses in Anthropology, Business and Company Law. Before joining Precinct Urban Planning in March 2023, Bayley worked as a Crew Trainer and Area Leader at a local fast food restaurant. Bayley enjoys being a member of the Precinct team and continues to gain knowledge and experience in planning and development that complements his studies, while also learning about the business operations of a planning consultancy. He has worked with various planners in our office on a range of developments from Airbnbs to Dual Occupancies. Bayley is pleased to be able to assist clients with their Development Applications and to learn from being involved in their planning journey across various local South East Queensland regions, having been involved now with a range of tasks in Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gatton, Gold Coast, Southern Downs and Western Downs.

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SUSAN WOODWARD

Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Business Secretarial Course (Kelly Commercial College)

Susan Woodward joined Precinct Urban Planning in 2019 with over 20 years of experience in business coordination and administration, having worked in both the public and private sectors. Susan provides administrative support to the Precinct team. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University, where she studied Geography and Population Studies. She therefore has a particular interest in urban and regional planning. While completing her university education, Susan began her career in Canberra, working for the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) as a graduate, where she was responsible for assisting with planning and preparing population projections. Since that time, and after further training in business systems and administration, Susan has gained experience in several industries, including engineering, banking, agricultural technology, health and educational sectors. Her areas of expertise include business and planning support, bid coordination for tenders and proposals, organising marketing and client events, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, banking and data processing, HR, reception, workplace health and safety, client liaison and executive support to management. Susan has a well-developed understanding of working in a consultancy environment. For 13 years, she delivered high levels of administrative support and business coordination at a large engineering consultancy firm in Toowoomba. She now applies these skills and her significant expertise to the benefit of Precinct Urban Planning, supporting our planning staff in the delivery of workable planning solutions to our clients.

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FLEUR BULLEN

Director
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Bachelor of Arts

Fleur Bullen is a Masters qualified Town Planner with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Originally with the Department of Local Government and Planning, Fleur developed specific expertise in development assessment and the identification and management of State agency interests in preparing and reviewing statutory planning instruments. Subsequent appointments within the Department of Public Works between 1997 and 2001 provided extensive experience in the planning feasibility analysis and residential design through her roles as a senior departmental planner responsible for site acquisition, planning feasibility assessment and project design for a range of urban infill and greenfield public housing projects. After leaving the Department in 2001 to take up a senior position with the planning and surveying consultancy T.J.Kelly Surveys Pty Ltd, Fleur project managed the development assessment and approvals process for a range of complex commercial, residential, and rural development projects. This included developing specific expertise in the development and statutory approval requirements relevant to complex rural enterprises, including poultry farms, sand and rock quarries, together with niche rural uses (for example, game bird abattoirs and a pet crematorium). Her experience has also included facilitating the development assessment and approvals process for a range of tourist, commercial, retail and community uses, such as Child Care Centres.

Fleur Bullen | Director
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FLEUR BULLEN

Director
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Bachelor of Arts

Fleur Bullen is a Masters qualified Town Planner with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Originally with the Department of Local Government and Planning, Fleur developed specific expertise in development assessment and the identification and management of State agency interests in preparing and reviewing statutory planning instruments. Subsequent appointments within the Department of Public Works between 1997 and 2001 provided extensive experience in the planning feasibility analysis and residential design through her roles as a senior departmental planner responsible for site acquisition, planning feasibility assessment and project design for a range of urban infill and greenfield public housing projects. After leaving the Department in 2001 to take up a senior position with the planning and surveying consultancy T.J.Kelly Surveys Pty Ltd, Fleur project managed the development assessment and approvals process for a range of complex commercial, residential, and rural development projects. This included developing specific expertise in the development and statutory approval requirements relevant to complex rural enterprises, including poultry farms, sand and rock quarries, together with niche rural uses (for example, game bird abattoirs and a pet crematorium). Her experience has also included facilitating the development assessment and approvals process for a range of tourist, commercial, retail and community uses, such as Child Care Centres.

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