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Pierre (Peter) has been working as a planner for over 30 years and has considerable experience in providing consulting services to both the private sector and on behalf of a number of government agencies. Pierre is the principal of the firm and is passionate about achievement of justice and equity for disadvantaged individuals and groups.
Pierre works in all areas of urban planning and local government law and particularly enjoys resolution of complex legal/planning issues with the objective of providing an outcome satisfactory to his client whilst at the same time consistent with the public interest. Pierre is a former Chair of the Scouts Australia Property Committee and a former member of the Scouts Australia Board of Directors. Pierre has qualifications in law, planning and geography. Pierre was admitted to practice law in 2002.
Tia Gao holds a master’s degree in Planning from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a bachelor’s degree majoring in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM).
During hers bachelor’s study in Malaysia, Tia joined a “Heritage Programme”. The Heritage Programme was focused on methods of retaining heritage items in Malaysia under the ‘’Modern Planning Legislation’’.
Tia also has some working experience as a Town Planner in China, both at local council level and also with a private company. In total Tia spent eight months working at the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Hebei (a local council) as a Junior Town Planner and four months’ working at the North Engineering Design Institute Co. Ltd as a Town Planner. Tia’s international experience stands her in good stead for tackling local planning issues.
Genevieve (Gen) graduated a year ago in Urban Planning at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Gen gained experience in both private and public sectors back home in Canada. She then gained knowledge in the planning and design sector where she worked as a Project Coordinator in Urban Design and as an Urban Planner Intern in a local Council. Gen is able to work on her own and in collaboration with the other members taking part of the relevant project. Gen has managed to be creative, to take initiative and to be a self-starter in order to contribute to the project’s success.
Gen has developed an interest and skill in working with Adobe Creative suite and Revit. When traveling in Europe for 6 months, she realized Planning and Design was really what she always wanted to do as a career. Gen is very interested to be part of sustainable development projects and make positive changes in people’s lives.
Nic has recently finished his Bachelor of Property Management degree (development, investment, finance and valuation) through the international college of Management Sydney (ICMS). He is a reliable, honest, respectful and motivated individual. His attitude and personality enable Nic to communicate well with others.
Nic is team focused, performance driven and self-disciplined. Nic has developed good management and leadership skills and has a desire to use all his skills to make a difference in his new role as a town planner.
During Nic’s Studies he has travelled to Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries where he has gained valuable insight into the development and planning arena. Nic has a passion for the environment and wishes to contribute to planning in a sustainable way, to benefit future generations.
He is excited to be a part of the Turnbull Planning International team and cannot wait to use his skills to their fullest potential to benefit clients and his employer.
Claire is an Assistant Town Planner currently undertaking a Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. She has a keen interest in planning regulation and strategic policy.