Having worked across both private and public sectors in the United Kingdom and Victoria, James brings a unique perspective to complex planning issues.

James has worked on a number of large-scale strategic redevelopment sites with a specific focus on large brownfield regeneration sites in East London and Melbourne.

At Urbis, James provides clients with strategic planning advisory services with a focus on state-significant projects, such as the Suburban Rail Loop, 2026 Commonwealth Games, and Twelve Apostles Visitor Precinct.
Passionate about stakeholder engagement, James particularly enjoys working with Government decision makers to develop impactful planning strategies for projects such as the City of Melbourne’s ‘Greenline’, and the 2026 Commonwealth Games’ regional venues.

His experience in the preparation and planning of structure plans also ensures a comprehensive understanding of the strategic pressures at Melbourne’s urban fringe, and the challenges of delivering sustainable housing across Victoria.

James’ extensive project experience:

  • Suburban Rail Loop East – Expert Planning Evidence
  • Suburban Rail Loop East – Precinct Planning Advisory
  • 2026 Commonwealth Games – Venue Sites
  • Twelve Apostles Visitor Precinct
  • The Greenline, City of Melbourne
  • NEXTDC A1 Data Centre, South Australia
  • University of Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend Campus Masterplan
  • Land Supply and Greenfield Strategic Advisory, South Australia (Confidential Client)
  • Former Lilydale Quarry – Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy
  • Logistics and Industrial Precinct – Strategic Advisory (Confidential Client)
  • Fishermans Bend Framework (Victorian Planning Authority)
  • Blackwall Yard – strategic Thameside heritage redevelopment site (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)

I am passionate about finding compelling strategic solutions to challenging urban issues.