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Andrew Goodsell - Director Planning and Development

Qualifications:

Master of Business Administration (Torrens)
Master of Urban Studies (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Arts with Hons – Town Planning/Geography (UTAS)
Bushfire Hazard Practitioner (Tasmania)

Position:

Responsible for management of Statutory and Strategic Planning, Building, Emergency Management, Heritage issues, Regulatory services, Local Laws, Environmental Health and Natural Asset Management, Economic Development, Tourism, Events and Visitor Services, Hamilton Art Gallery and Performing Arts Centre.

Experience:

Commenced as a Planning Officer in State Government in Hobart, Tasmania in 1993, then onto Sydney in the NSW Dept Urban Affairs & Planning as a town planner for 5 years working on called in projects (Cadia Hill Gold Mine) and projects of State significance (Rouse Hill Town Centre). Moved back to Kingston, Tasmania in 1999 initially as a Senior Strategic Planner for 6 years with the Kingborough Council (drafting the new planning scheme in 2000) before becoming the Principal of Town and Country Planning Pty Ltd in 2006 which included being Contract Planner for King Island Council from, 2011-13. In 2013, Andrew was Manager Strategic Planning & Development for the Moorabool Shire, working on the Small Towns Strategy and Bacchus Marsh Urban Growth Framework until he moved to Southern Grampians in late 2018 for this current position.

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