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Bachelor of Built Environment (Urban & Regional Planning), Graduate Diploma of Urban & Regional Planning, Master of Environmental Law Sydney University

Luke works with local communities, businesses and governments to address inequalities and create sustainable cities and regions.

Luke has 25 years of professional experience as a city planner and senior executive in the public and private sectors in Australia. He has a passion for working at the local level, with communities and organisations, and to see strategies through to implementation - often when implementation is complex yet will bring about transformational change. He also leads LGiU Australia - a joint venture between SGS and global not-for-profit local authority membership organisation LGiU.

Luke has a strong connection and knowledge of Western Sydney planning and policy, including city planning and environmental services for local authorities, and leading regional policy and advocacy through the negotiation of the Western Sydney City Deal. He has worked with a range of government stakeholders and agencies on economic strategy and structure planning for places like Bankstown CBD, Parramatta’s Church Street, Katoomba and Yagoona. He is developing a structure plan for St Marys that will optimise connections to Western Sydney Airport via the planned North-South Rail Link.

He has worked on local infrastructure policy and contributions structures across Sydney and develops business cases for social infrastructure, tourism precincts and cultural facilities. He has also been engaged in the implementation of native title agreements between local authorities and traditional Aboriginal owners of Country.

Luke likes being out of the office, coaching athletics, bushwalking and camping.