Matt is a director in Urbis’ strategic advisory business, Future State. He is an experienced advisor and thought leader on issues spanning urban growth and transformation, infrastructure investment, transport and mobility and economic development.

Matt has worked extensively with governments in Australia and abroad to improve the performance of cities and regions.  His recent work has focused on infrastructure funding and financing, regional innovation and entrepreneurship, property tax reform, scenario planning for cities, and business case and project development for nationally significant economic and social infrastructure.

For the private sector, he has advised on investment and value creation strategies, feasibility studies, business model innovation, and market-led proposals to the government, with a focus on urban and infrastructure investment and development.

Matt has also published articles and led research efforts on high-impact urban issues and trends, including on the economic geography of innovation, urban resilience and systems thinking, infrastructure funding and financing, spatial equity, and the future of cities and mobility.

Prior to joining Urbis, Matt was a director in PwC’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal team and before that worked in economics, regulation, and policy at EY.

Matt’s projects:

  • Department of Treasury and Finance | Property Tax and Value Capture Options.
    Supported DTF in its consideration of a range of taxation and infrastructure funding reforms, including a review of existing stamp duty and land taxes as well as new levies and charges against revenue, economic, and other policy objectives.

  • Major Transport Infrastructure Authority | Construction Labour Market Study.
    Undertook an analysis of Victoria’s construction labour market to identify current and future skill shortages and capacity constraints to inform government policy and market facilitation responses.

  • NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure | Planning and infrastructure reform program.
    Working directly with departmental executives identified developed and planned a program of 20 reform projects to overhaul spatial and infrastructure planning in New South Wales.

  • Department of Transport | Network Development Strategy.
    Part of an integrated policy team tasked with preparing a draft strategy to inform the development of Victoria’s transport network over 50 years.

  • Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Parliament of Victoria | Inquiry into effective decision-making for major projects.
    Principal analyst and author of a parliamentary report on government investment, procurement, and delivery practices for major public infrastructure projects in Victoria.

Cities are deeply intertwined with humanity’s biggest challenges and I am passionate about the role they can play in creating sustainable prosperity.