Peter has architectural degrees from UNSW and a Masters degree in Town and Country Planning from the University of Sydney. He has worked over the last 30 years in the arts (film & sculpture), as an architect, as an educator (Sydney University), and as a town planner / urban designer in both the public and private sectors.
From 1974-1978, he was part of the ‘Action Planning’ teams in Woolloomooloo and UltimoPyrmont-Haymarket for the Sydney City Council, and in 1979 he worked for Newcastle City Council on a variety of studies.
Between 1979 and 1985, he was a senior planner with Jackson Teece Chesterman Willis on a wide variety of planning and urban design studies, including neighbourhood planning, demand and supply analysis of housing, local studies and plans, urban design heritage studies, environmental impact statements, master planning and architecture. In 1985, he became a director of JTCW Planning and in 1987 a foundation director of Masterplan Consultants.
In 1997 he established his own firm to concentrate on urban design issues, and to provide urban design, planning and residential development services to both public and private sectors. In recent years Peter has undertaken residential estate design in Newcastle, Narellan, Campbelltown, Blue Mountains, the North West Sector of Sydney and the South Coast, tourism projects in Narooma, Byron Bay, Jervis Bay and Tamworth and town centre studies in Albury, The Entrance, Bega,Parramatta, Toukley, Kensington and Blacktown.
He has also carried out major Environmental Impact Statements for Shell and other large organisations, policy documents for DUAP, Department of Housing, Office of State Development, Assett Management Studies for SRA, Department of Health, DUAP, ,RTA and Electricity Commission, and a variety of advocacy roles for private sector clients in city, metropolitan and coastal areas.
Peter has extensive experience which includes urban and residential design, town centre studies, asset management, project analysis, environmental impact assessment, regional planning and analysis, conservation studies and local environmental studies. He has won urban design competitions for a major housing development at Honeysuckle Waterfront in Newcastle and for a revitalisation scheme of Turramurra Village centre in Sydney.
Peter was team leader of the Stanhope Gardens master planning process in Blacktown which won the 1999 NSW State RAPI Award and 2000 National RAPI Award for planning excellence.
Most recently he has been concentrating on the implementation of the firm’s urban design projects, establishing creative ways of working with the building industry to ensure the delivery of high quality new urban centres and residential development. This work is being built in diverse locations such as Parramatta, Shellharbour and Canberra.
Peter is a planner / urban designer of considerable innovative ability and also has considerable analytic and public policy skills. He has a strong feeling for economic and political realities and is regularly able to come up with innovative solutions for difficult problems. He has a detailed knowledge of the needs of both public and private sectors and is a strong believer in a team approach to planning solutions.