Ben Slack is one of Queensland’s leading urban planners with over 25 years’ experience. 

Ben is an advisor to both the private and public sector and specialises in the management of large development projects as well as the preparation of planning policy.  Ben loves being involved in large City Shaping projects that are either infill, greenfield or infrastructure based and whose positive influence on communities will be experienced for many generations.  Ben prides himself on making the complex become simple and achieving his clients’ goals and objectives. 

Ben is currently Project Director of Queens Wharf Destination Brisbane Integrated Resort development, Mirvac and Brisbane Racing Clubs redevelopment, Lend Lease’s RNA and Herston medical precincts, Shayher’s 300 George Street mixed use development and Wee Hur’s Buranda mixed use development. 

His particular area of expertise includes:

  • development planning for major projects including large mixed use developments, residential developments and retail establishments
  • planning instrument preparation including local area plans, master plans, development control plans, planning schemes and planning policies
  • infrastructure planning (especially large scale transport projects and telecommunications planning)
  • community consultation and agency liaison in planning instrument formulation and development planning and the compilation and management of major environmental impact statements for development projects

Working on, unlocking and facilitating large City Shaping projects that will be experienced for many generations to come is my passion