2 Mar 2023

Congratulations to our very own Director Julie Saunders, who was recently awarded the prestigious ‘2023 Planning Institute of Australia (Queensland) Outstanding Woman in Planning Award’.

Julie has made such a positive impact over the past 12 months, not only in her profession, but also the communities and outcomes which continue to benefit from her leadership, commitment and expertise. Especially evident in her work within the housing sector, with a focus on social and affordable housing.

Julies unrelenting pursuit of fairness, equity and better outcomes for communities motivates everyone that she connects with to work together to achieve the seemingly impossible.

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Group Director, Ashley Lane says “A fantastic outcome and a great recognition of Julie’s contribution to the planning profession. Julie constantly inspires both women and men across the planning profession to make a difference”.

Her passion for serving community is demonstrated in her work across all levels of government, the not-for-profit and private sectors. With a strong focus on the education, housing and health sectors in her role as Director of Planning at Urbis, Julie is particularly sought-after for her work in network planning, business case development, master planning and approval strategy formulation and implementation.

Julie’s drive is demonstrated in her purpose statement: “Each day my purpose is to improve the life of one or many through my work with communities”.

Congratulations, Julie!