With over 30 years’ experience in both local government and private consulting, Stuart is a highly respected and influential expert in the planning and property industry.
Stuart’s extensive knowledge spans over a broad spectrum of land use and development covering commercial, mixed use, residential and retail sectors. A specialist in statutory and strategic planning, he is regarded for his expertise including working for local and state government, consulting with a range of commercial and government clients to address the management of urban development, as well as advising architects, project managers and other professionals on a range of built form and visual impact issues. Stuart has also appeared as an expert witness providing evidence for large and complex projects at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court and various planning panels.
He was previously head of planning for the City of Melbourne, and a past Board member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.