Mel works closely with all team members at Future Urban assisting and working collaboratively to plan, organise and coordinate all planning projects.
From her previous experience, Mel brings to the table a strong business acumen and excellent relationship building skills. Mel is calm and objective under pressure, deadline proficient and a resourceful problem solver. This role sees her managing business strategy and execution through effectively communicating and engaging team members from all levels.
Mel has a desire to learn and a high motivation for success. With her passionate and authentic approach, she strives for excellence in communicating effectively with existing and prospective clients, and has the ability to understand client needs and profile their expectations. Mel brings with her 10 years of sales and management experience and a strong work ethic in customer service and client relationship management.
Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of town planning, with a focus on strategic land use planning, structure planning and master planning. In his previous roles Michael has project managed and led major planning studies for both the private and public sector clients, and has been responsible for major greenfield and urban infill development throughout greater Adelaide.
Michael’s expert skills include land supply and demand analysis, housing and employment land analysis and social infrastructure analysis and has managed multiple rezoning processes.
Michael has been responsible for the preparation of major development applications including major office and apartment buildings, mixed use developments, major industrial buildings and major land estates in a greenfield and brownfield context.
Marc has a background in property and planning law since completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree at the Flinders University in 1997. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1998.
Marc has conducted litigation, acting as advocate, in a wide range of property development matters in the South Australian ERD Court and has represented clients at, Council Assessment Panel (CAP) and State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) meetings in various planning, local government and development related matters.
Marc is a commercially focussed consultant having advised and represented developers and project proponents on planning, development, licensing and property related issues.
Immediately prior to joining Future Urban, Marc was the Manager of Development Assessment of the City of Mitcham and has an intricate knowledge of the inner workings of local government. Marc worked on all planning and development related matters, including major development facilitation, Development Plan Amendments, site contamination issues, heritage, development enforcement and prosecutions, and building rules matters.
Marc has been appointed as an independent member of the Adelaide City Council Assessment Panel.
With experience in Local Government, Milly has a great understanding of Council processes, motivations and politics. Working in the private sector, Milly has developed her understanding of strategic planning in order to deliver a range of projects, and has built relationships with other professionals in the industry.
Milly works both independently and assists her colleagues to manage and deliver projects. These projects include, but are not limited to:
Milly’s role involves the preparation of high-quality planning statements, reports and advice, Development Plan reviews and planning proposals. Milly’s thorough knowledge of the Development Act, 1993 and Development Regulations 2008, and her excellent and confident communication skills, make her a valuable and positive contributor to any team.
Fabian is a highly skilled facilitator and negotiator, and has a proven ability to find consensus. He prides himself on his ability to provide sound strategic and statutory planning advice to a range of private sector clients.
Fabian has acquired a considerable degree of experience and expertise in dealing with a broad mix of complex and often controversial projects, many of which relate to:
Fabian has an intimate knowledge of the Act and Regulations, and is well versed in procedural matters. His innate ability to critically appraise development concepts and proposals, and to devise logical and effective solutions to ensure successful outcomes is one of his many qualities.
Fabian’s passion, drive and commitment together with his uncompromising work ethic has enabled him to develop a strong rapport with the firm’s clients.
Since entering the planning profession in 1969, Tony has held various positions, including Chief Town Planner and Manager Community Services, City of Broken Hill (1984-1992), Principal Statutory Planner, City of Adelaide (1992-2002), Manager Development and Compliance, City of Unley (2002-2007); Planning Consultant (2007-2009) and Coordinator City Development, City of West Torrens (2009-2017).
During his time as a professional planner, Tony has been involved, and had considerable experience, in a broad range of planning matters including, but not necessarily limited to:
An accomplished planner, Chris has over 18 years of experience in both local government and private practice. Chris has been responsible for successfully managing and negotiating approvals for a number of the most complex development proposals including large scale residential, mixed use, hotel and commercial projects and master planning projects for precincts, retail centres, cultural and community hubs, urban corridors, main streets and infill sites including implementation and governance frameworks for their delivery.
Chris is also a current member/board member of a number of committees of wide-ranging industry groups, including:
Board Member of the South Australian Public Transport Authority;
Executive Council Member of the Property Council of Australia (SA);
Board Member of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association (SA);
Planning and Urban Design Committee Member of Property Council of Australia (SA);
Member of the Urban Development Institute of South Australia.
Karen brings more than 30 years’ experience to Future Urban. Karen diligently manages Future Urban’s finances.