Dowling - Statutory Or Strategic Planner - Leschenault WA 6233, Australia

Neville Dowling

Leschenault WA 6233, Australia


Statutory Or Strategic Planner


Compiling and assessing scheme amendments, structure plans, subdivisions and developments
Also a wide range of experience in planning related projects.

Work History

Special Projects Officer


From February 2013

Contact: Paul Neilson - Manager Planning
08 9439 0222
Strategic planning assistance with structure plan projects and general assistance with the City of Kwinana Planning Strategy. Projects Include:

• Wellard West (Emerald Park) Local Structure Plan.
• Lot 661 Bertram Road Local Structure Plan
• Amendment 132, TPS 2 - DCA 1 Infrastructure Cost Contribution Scheme

Planning Projects Officer


May 2013 - December 2013


Manager Development Assessment & Building Certification

Gary Fitzgerald

May 2013 - December 2013

0408 808 265

Continuation of the Strategic Projects Officer role and providing assistance to the statutory planning team in relation to processing of development, subdivision and rezoning applications. Also involved with compiling Council items on project and statutory planning matters, planning enquires, written correspondence and assistance to the manager with planning issues.

Strategic Projects Officer


January 2012 - May 2013


Gary Fitzgerald 0408 808 265
Manager Planning & Development Services
City of Bunbury

Manager Planning & Development Services

Gary Fitzgerald

May 2008 - December 2011

0408 808 265

Strategic planning mainly involved in research, compilation and implementation of local structure plans. Also the processing of associated scheme amendments and local planning policies. The position involved significant liaison with state government departments and members of the community. Tasks included significant use of computer aided drafting (via AutoCAD, MapInfo and ArcGIS) in compilation of structure plans, amendment maps and mapping associated with reports and local planning policies. This work included the following projects:

• Compilation of the Glen Iris - Moorlands Local Area study and plan (adopted by Council
16th December, 2008) • Compilation of the Glen Iris Structure Plan
• Compilation of the Moorlands Stage 1 Structure Plan
• Compilation of the Nenke Way Structure Plan
• Coordination of the Gateway Traffic Study
• Coordination and liaison with consultants and government agencies regarding Wimbridge and Moorlands Stage 2 Structure Plans
• Compilation of various scheme amendments relating to the above projects including the rezoning of land associated with the Gateway Commercial Precinct (corner of Vittoria Road and SW Highway)
• Research and advice to Council regarding Preston River flood mitigation
• Liaison with government departments and landowners relating to the above projects
• Compilation of local area planning policies for seven precincts in the Glen Iris - Moorlands area
• Compilation of subdivision history mapping for the entire City of Bunbury area
• Various other rezoning, research and mapping projects as required by the Manager of Development Services

Senior Planner


February 2000 - August 2000

Contact: Gary Fitzgerald (see above)

• Assessment of applications for development.
• Recommendations to the WAPC on subdivision applications.
• Recommendations to Council in regard to rezoning requests and processing of rezoning applications.
• Compilation of reports to Council on Planning matters.
• Supervision of four planning staff.
• Meetings and liaison with developers/landowners and other government agencies.
• Verbal and written advice to developers, landowners and the general public on planning queries.

LO-GO APPOINTMENTS (September 1998 - February 2000)
Locum employment involved with statutory planning in the following municipalities: -

Senior Planner


August 2000 - January 2008

Contact: Stuart Thompson- Director
0408 932 079

Project Planning including structure planning, subdivision design, land rezoning, land development feasibility and lodgment of ministerial appeals. Extensive negotiation with government agencies, clients and landowners to achieve suitable results.
Major projects:
• Shearwater residential subdivisions, South Bunbury (Department of Housing & Works & Pindan)
• Planning advice and subdivision approvals for CSBP landholdings in Bunbury,
Geraldton, Esperance and Albany (CSBP/Wesfarmers Pty Ltd)
• East Waroona Structure Plan (G & L Martelli)
• Assistance with Coral Bay Master Plan (Coral Bay Holdings)
• Development application for Coral Bay Motel and associated projects (Coral Bay Holdings)
• Subdivisions, rezonings, design guidelines, development applications and general planning assistance for Treendale Estate, Australind (Treendale Pty Ltd)
• Subdivision design and approval for Australind Heights subdivision (J Offer)
• Planning approval and project management for Dalyellup Medical Centre
(Satterley Property Group)
• South East Capel Rezoning & Structure Plan (R Jameison)
• Summerlea Farm, Capel Structure Plan (Meynell Pty Ltd)
• Moorlands Structure Plan, Bunbury (Moorlands Pty Ltd)
• Initial work on Bunbury Airport Structure Plan (City of Bunbury)
• Development approvals for Woodstock West Village (Woodstock West Pty Ltd)
• Residential property market research for Geraldton Region (CF Smart)
• Research assistance for Kemerton Industrial Park Structure Plan (Landcorp)
• Rezoning for tourist accommodation Jalbrook Cottages, Balingup (A & J George)
• Australind Light Industrial Area Structure Plan and associated subdivisions.
• Subdivision design and general planning assistance for Galway Green Estate, Australind (Vukelic Holdings)
• Subdivision design and general planning assistance for Rivers Edge Estate, Australind (Peet & Co)
• Upper Esplanade, Bunbury small lot subdivision (Dale Alcock...

Planning Officer

Town of Victoria Park

November 1999 - January 2000

Rochelle Lavery

Planning Officer

Town of Victoria Park

June 1999 - August 1999

Rochelle Lavery

Planning Officer

City of Perth

August 1999 - October 1999

Peter Monks

Planning Officer

City of Wanneroo

April 1999 - June 1999

Keith Weymes

Shire of Mundaring

February 1999 - April 1999

Brad Gleeson

City of Fremantle

September 1998 - February 1999

Chris Kennedy
For the main part, work with the above authorities involved the following tasks:
• Processing of applications for subdivision and development.
• Compilation of reports to Council regarding the above.
• Assistance to the public, developers, architects and builders in relation to Council planning policy and Town Planning Scheme requirements.
• Written correspondence in regard to the above.

Development Application

Tourist Complex - Wooditch Road

From January 1997

Prevelly , WA (for Neville Veitch, Margaret River, W.A. & David Galloway, Margaret River). Approved by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
• Research and preparation of a development application for a tourist proposal that includes 10 chalets, café, swimming pool and tennis courts on a 2-hectare site. Approved by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, November 1999.
• Compilation of an Appeal to the Minister for Planning for R & J Lee against the refusal of a second residence in West Swan W.A. (Shire of Swan) - Appeal Upheld by the Minister, March 2000.
• Development Application for a Pottery Studio, Devon Drive, Margaret River for Ian & Beth Dowling - Approved by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, April 2000. Classified as a "Cottage Industry" under Council's Scheme, the proposal required particular attention to bush fire management and local amenity issues.
• 5 Chalets - Moses Rock, Willyabrup, WA (for Stephan Kruys-Romer, Wilyabrup). A unique proposal involving five chalets located inside the rim of a disused quarry. Due to the chalets being located on the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, special consideration for visual impacts was required. Approved by the Shire of Busselton May 1998.
• Combined Residential and Holiday Accommodation, Harrison Street, Rockingham (for Guy & Wendy Slingerland, Warnbro, W.A.)
• Background research for the Shire of Collie Town Planning Scheme Review (for Thompson McRobert, Bunbury).
• Advice to various landowners and developers on land subdivision and development potential.

Senior Planner


May 1995 - July 1996

Contact: Stuart Thompson, Andrew McRobert
Special Projects: -
• Dardanup Rural Strategy - Preparation of the background and policy reports for the strategy. Selection of policy areas for appropriate land uses and subdivision (for the Shire of Dardanup).
• Bunbury Regional Hospital (City of Bunbury) - Organisation of rezoning documents and land administration procedures for the now established Regional Health Care Campus in Bunbury (for the Bunbury Health Care Service).
• Springdale/Cherryup Structure Plan, Denmark, (for Bob Lammie). Liaison with landowners and authorities for and compilation of a draft structure plan. Now known as the "Rudyard" Structure Plan.
• Vasse Structure Plan, Busselton (for various landowners). Liaison with landowners and authorities for and compilation of a draft structure plan.
• Synthetic Rutile Plant Expansion (Shire of Capel) - Determination of environmental buffers (Noise, visual and dust emissions) and liaison with affected landowners. Preparation of amendment documents to incorporate buffers (for Westralian Sands).
• Rationalisation of the rezoning of eight post office sites throughout W.A., to allow for commercial activities on each site (for Australia Post).
• (Shire of Harvey) Nannup (Shire of Nannup) and Glen Iris (City of Bunbury) for various landowners.
• Submission to the Shire of Busselton in regard to the heritage listing of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Cape area. (for John D'Espeissis).
• Compilation of a scheme amendment to delete the Density Bonus Scheme for the City of Bunbury.
• Subdivision of 150 hectares of land into five lots for viticulture purposes in Eagle Bay. (for John D'Espeissis).
Other duties involved the preparation of scheme amendment documents for the rezoning of land throughout the southwest, submissions on behalf of landowners for subdivision and development, appeals against local government decisions and land development appraisals.

Planning Officer


March 1993 - May 1995

Contact: Steve Ryan
• Processing of applications for development & subdivision.
• Preparation of reports to Council.
• Processing of Town Planning Scheme amendment documentation.
• Assistance to the public, developers, architects and builders in relation to Council planning policy and Town Planning Scheme requirements.
• Written correspondence in relation to the above.
• Processing of requests for clearance of diagrams of survey in accordance with conditions of approval to subdivide.
• Attendance to daily telephone enquires and liaison with Government departments on matters relating to planning applications.

Senior Planner


June 1991 - March 1993

Contact - Stuart Thompson
Subcontract employment relating to the following: -
• Assistance in the compilation of the Bunbury - Wellington Regional Planning Study for the Department of Planning and Urban Development (Larry Guise-Western Australian Planning Commission -Bunbury office)
• Preparation of Industrial and Economic Profiles for sixteen local Authorities in the south west of Western Australia (SouthWest Development Authority).
• Compilation of rezoning documents for a number of projects in the south west of Western Australia.

Planning Officer


November 1989 - June 1991

Statutory planning duties as per The City of Cockburn.
Special Projects
• Research and implementation of development controls relating to 'small lot' subdivision in the Busselton Shire.
• Research and planning assistance relating to the compilation of the Shire of Busselton Sports and recreation Master Plan.
• Researching of options for the future relocation of the Busselton Tourist Bureau.

Planning Assistant


May 1987 - November 1989

Contact: Eric Lumsden
Statutory duties as per the Shire of Busselton & the City of Cockburn.

Director Strategic Integration

Geoff Klem

(up to May 2013)
0437 678 047
Gary Fitzgerald - Manager Development Assessment & Building Certification (May - December 2013)
0408 808 265

Coordination, planning, community/stakeholder liaison and obtaining funding for high level local government projects. These projects include:

• Stirling Street Arts Centre & Jaycee Park Master Plan Master Plan as regional community purpose facilities.
• Planning & Coordination of the Bunbury Regional Emergency & Community Services Hub.
• Tuart Brook Structure Plan Area - Coordination of the Building Better Regional Cities Program (infrastructure funding).
• Planning, stakeholder liaison & drafting of Hay Park Regional Sports Centre Development Plan.
• Leschenault Inlet Master Plan - coordination of consultants and finalisation of master plan. Compilation and management of development applications relating to Precinct 2 (Water Playground) and Precinct 4 (Queens Gardens).
• Planning & Coordination of the Bunbury Regional Emergency & Community Services Hub including compilation of concept plan and coordinating follow up development applications within the concept plan area.
• Coordination of the Bunbury Regional Education and Health Precinct Plan.
• Bunbury Port Infrastructure, road and rail network - assistant coordination.
• City of Bunbury land rationalisation.
• Boulters Heights re-development - compilation and processing of rezoning documents.
• Peron - Naturaliste Climate Change Study - research assistance
• Provide information on Bunbury projects to the public, funding agencies and the general public.

Qualifications & Certifications

John Curtin

Communication Studies

Murdoch University

Urban & Regional Studies

Western Australian Institute of Technology - Curtin University

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