The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in adjustments to most aspects of our economy, social interactions and business practices. As we shift into a more hopeful stage and look towards normalisation, one of the compelling questions is whether our temporary adjustments may evolve into permanency.
The planning and development industry in Western Australia has seen many changes since February 2020 which were largely aimed at insulating our industry from economic fallout and ensuring our work practices remained ‘COVID safe’. This sundowner will focus on key changes that have occurred and whether we might benefit from these being implemented on a broader and more permanent basis.
- Wilmot Loh, Manager Planning Services at the City of Belmont, will present on the innovative initiatives undertaken by the City in providing relief to landowners, while stimulating development and growth through modifications to practices and procedures.
- Cameron Leckey, Director at Rise Urban, will present on the challenges of growing a new planning consultancy in the midst of a pandemic, along with his observations of progressive local government practices, and his views on how 2021 could play out for the planning profession.
Join us for a relaxed evening and enjoy light refreshments, networking and hear from our speakers.