The Consultancy
Edge Land Planning is a planning consultancy established to provide advice to Government, Industry and Community Groups on all facets of Rural and Metropolitan Fringe Planning. The range of issues addressed includes Rural and Urban Land Use issues as well as Public Policy, Community Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Research and Community Consultation as well as advice on development applications and rezonings.
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The Consultant
Ian Sinclair is the Principal Consultant with Edge Land Planning.
Ian has a degree in Town Planning from the University of NSW. He is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a member the American Planners Association. He also holds a Certificate as a NSW Local Government Town and Country Planner. He is a candidate for a PhD at Sydney University where he is investigating the tensions of land use planning and strategic agricultural regions on Australia's eastern seaboard, which is creating contested landscapes. This will include horticultural production which is mostly on the metropolitan fringe and coastal areas, where population growth is causing the contestation as well as the inland which grows crops where coal mining and coal seam gas is causing the contestation. He also has a Certificate in Economic Development from the Indiana Economic Development Institute.
Prior to starting full time consulting in 1999, Ian had thirteen years of experience in Local Government planning in Rural and Metropolitan Fringe NSW. His last position was at Wollondilly Shire Council where he was the Manager of Strategic Planning. Wollondilly Shire is located on the South - Western outskirts of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Wollondilly has a mixture of Urban and Rural land uses as well as a high rate of population growth. Prior to commencing with Wollondilly Council, he has worked as a Local Government Planner for Forbes, Orange and Wingecarribee Councils in both Development Control and Strategic Planning.
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