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Bachelor of Urban Development: Urban and Regional Planning

Derek is a planner committed to helping communities build a positive legacy by solving planning issues that lead to resilient living solutions.

Interested in helping communities build resilience to future challenges, Derek is dedicated to understanding how social issues impact people and how shaping good public policy can support them.

Derek’s broad skillset across strategic planning, infrastructure funding, developer agreements, affordable housing and water infrastructure allows him to tackle client issues and develop insights on the individual level, leading to a deeper level of understanding of community needs and considered solutions.

Outside of work, Derek is often exploring the streets of Melbourne on two wheels or travelling the world to visit the best hiking and skiing spots.