James is a qualified regional and urban planner with diverse international and Victorian experience in strategic planning within both the public and private sectors.  

Prior to joining Urbis, James held senior and principal strategic planner positions with the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire Council, where he was responsible for strategic planning projects, planning scheme amendments, and advocacy work.

James’ strengths focus on strategy setting for strategic planning projects, coordinating amendments to planning schemes, preparation of planning policy and guidance, preparation of strategic framework plans, and structure planning.

I enjoy working on strategic projects that facilitate the creation of great places and spaces