Blackburn Smith - Town Planner - Cooma, NSW, Australia

Murray Blackburn Smith

Cooma, NSW, Australia


I possess over 30 years of statutory and policy town planning experience, working in the public and private sectors. I have successfully run my own small consultancy and sub-contracting firm for more than 12 years, and also held senior management roles in Local Government.

This diversity has given me a broad understanding and knowledge of the planning system in NSW, and an appreciation for its challenges and intricacies

My success is in with working meaningfully and collaboratively with clients to identify and implement development strategies and to obtain development approvals.
I provide value to clients throughout the life of a development project, including at inception, during design development, through the approvals stage, and the post-approval and construction processes.

Give me a call if you want to discuss your development aspirations or need assistance with your development proposal. I am always happy to see if I can help.


Town Planner


A small boutique town planning consultancy specialising in undertaking environmental assessments, strategic planning studies, cultural heritage reviews, coordination of community consultation and engagement processes.

Work History

Town Planner

Kur-ring-gai & Wollahra Municipal Councils

Director Community & Environmental Services

Snowy River Shire Council


Miller Blackburn-Smith & Associates


Tangible Planning Solutions

Town Planning consultancy specialising in providing services to local government and private sector clients in rural and regional NSW.

Manager Urban & Rural Development

Nambucca Shire Council

Qualifications & Certifications

Land and Engineering Survey Drafting

Wollongong TAFE

Australian Graduate School of Management

Project Management

Australian Institute of Management

Cultural Heritage

Deakin University

Physical & Urban Geography

University of New England

Urban & Regional Planning

University of New England

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