Department of Planning

Established in WA: 2009
Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, PERTH, 6000
08 6551 9000

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Notable People

Showing 1 person. Position shown in italic is their previous role in the same organisation.
 Most Senior WA Executive.

NamePositionYear Started
Anthony Kannis
Project Director, METRONET2017

Past People

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Julie Matheson Development Assessment Panel Member20152017
Gail McGowan Director General20142017
Jacquie Stone Principal Planning Officer20102017
John Day Minister for Planning20082016
Emma Thunder Acting Independent Planning Reviewer (since 2015)20132016
Courtney Barron Principal Policy Officer20152016
Ryan Hall Planning Manager20142015
Renata Paliskis Regional Manager, Pilbara20152015
Kerry Smyth A/Director, GIS Directions Program20112014
Alix Rhodes Director, Metropolitan Strategic Planning20072014
Duncan Ord Acting Director General20132014
Ross Montgomery Urban Design Director20112014
Craig Shepherd Planning Manager20102014
Eric Lumsden Director General20082013
Matthew Riordan Principal Planner, Policy Implementation20122013
Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown Director, Stakeholder Management & Strategy20102012
Dale Putland Planning Manager/Director (since 2009)20062012
Charles Johnson Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Research02012
Gary Prattley Non-Executive Chair20092012
Noelene Jennings Executive Director, Governance & People Services20092012
Martin Mileham Executive Director, Strategy, Policy & Projects20092012
Amanda Shipton Senior Planning Positions, Regional Land Use & Infrastructure20052011
Bruce MacDonnel Executive Director, Perth, Peel, South West Planning & Strategy02011
Jane Hammond Principal Policy & Legislation Officer20082011
Kerry Smyth Manager, Mapping & Geospatial Data20072011
Jacquie Stone Senior Planning Officer20062010
Natasha Farrell Manager, Communications20062010
Michael D'Souza Executive Director, Strategic Corporate Support20092010
David Arkwright Strategic Planner20072009
Martin Richardson Executive Director, Urban Policy20062008
Mike Mouritz Executive Director, Dept of Planning & Infrastructure20032008
Ross Weaver GIS Mapping Officer20062007
Greg Martin Director General, WA Department for Planning & Infrastructure20022007
Natasha Farrell Media Officer19992006
Amanda Shipton Senior Planner, Kimberley20022005
Denise Morgan Senior Project Officer20042005
Leigh Carroll Verification Manager, Test Manager since 200120002005
Denis Waddams Senior Oracle DBA19962005
Kareena May Town Planner19992003
Amanda Shipton Senior Environmental Planner19992002
Belinda Moharich Legal & Policy Officer19992001
Paul Frewer Executive Director, Acting Chief Executive19942001
Matt Raymond Planning Officer19982000
Roy Winslow Planning Officer (Contract)19981999
Rochelle Lavery Senior Planner19951997
Rod Dixon Town Planner19901994
Neil Thomson Executive Director, Strategic Corporate Support
Kym Davis A/Executive Director - Perth, Peel, South West
Sue Burrows Executive Director, Perth & Peel Planning
David Saunders Executive Director, Regional Planning & Strategy
Anne Hill Executive Director, Infrastructure, Project, Policy and Research


Project NameRoleCategoryProductCost (Estimated)Status
Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (Stage 1)Owner/DeveloperHealth & EducationApartments and aged care facility$180,000,000Ongoing>>


The WA Department of Planning has statewide responsibility for the planning for future communities. It formed on 1 July 2009 following the split of the Department for Planning and Infrastructure into three agencies. The department plays a vital role in improving the quality of life of all Western Australians. It plans the cities and towns in which we live and the transport routes that connect us to our jobs, friends and places of recreation. It generates thousands of direct and indirect jobs through the planning approval process.
Biography last updated 01 Apr 2014