Mr Smithson has been practising town planning and environmental assessment for thirty years, and has accumulated experience in Europe, South-East Asia, North America, New Zealand, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland, 12 regions and 38 cities around Australia, and more particularly within :


v Local government

 Manager Business Development, Mildura Rural CC, Victoria

 City Development Planner, Melville CC, Western Australia

 Development Manager, Ravensthorpe SC, Western Australia

v Private consultancy / Project Manager

 Kinhill, Western Australia & Australian Capital Territory

 GHD, Western Australia & Queensland

v State government

 State Planning Commission, Western Australia

 Dept. Environment and Planning, New South Wales.


v Community service

 Past Senior Vice-President, Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 Past Member, Rotary Club of Western Endeavour : D9455 : 2007-2013

 Past-President, Rotary Club of Albany : D9465 : 2000-01 & 2004-05


Member Commonwealth Study Conference 2003 - Australia & New Zealand

Alumni Commonwealth Study Conference 2007 - India, Malaysia & Singapore

Neil R. Smithson

MA Urban Studies (Curtin WA)

Position : Managing Director Location : Albany, Western Australia

v Past-Member Planning Institute of Australia

v Past-Member Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

v Past-Member National Environmental Law Association

v Past-Member National Trust of Australia (WA) Inc.

v Past-Member Australian Association of Planning Consultants

v Associate Future Directions International

v Past-Associate Local Government Planner's Association

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EXPERTISE : National planning; regional economic development; organisational & project management; strategic & statutory planning for urban, rural and remote land use applications; planning & environmental appeals; transportation & traffic management planning; social & environmental impact assessment; community participation; tourism planning; feasibility studies; heritage planning; business planning.


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Albany, Western Australia