Consultant Town Planners

Our specialist town planning team, based in Sydney and Wollongong, is committed to delivering effective outcomes in all aspects of the development process. We bring together an impressive track record of diverse experience from our talented individuals.

As a team we offer a recognised and reliable service across all development types and scale of project. Delivering outcomes, providing sound advice and assisting our clients through the complex planning process is what we are recognised for.

Jeff Mead

Managing Director

Specialising in all facets of the development process across strategic planning, various applications types, assessments for government clients and as expert witness in the Land & Environment Court, Jeff’s experience covers more than 18 years across USA and Australia.

David Waghorn


Having a vast knowledge of the complex development assessment process, experience in giving planning evidence in the Land and Environment Court and experience in presenting matters to local and regional planning panels.

Troy Loveday

Principal Planner

Wide planning industry experience including policy development and review of proposals for government and private clients. Troy has had more than 20 years working in roles spanning the preparation of development advice and reports for clients with a focus on planning legislation and planning controls.

Sophie Perry


18 years of local government experience in statutory and strategic planning and 8 years in consulting means Sophie is well-equipped to provide services in all aspects of planning, environmental science and social analysis including research, demography, environmental impact assessment, master plans, growth strategies, sustainability projects and multi-disciplinary projects.

Gorana Dubroja

Senior Planner

Having a master’s in urban management and Planning and 5 years of experience in local government has allowed Gorana to shape her knowledge of the NSW planning system and develop her understanding of the development process.

Tahlia Arena

Student Planner

Currently studying a Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) at UNSW, Tahlia continues to gain valuable knowledge and insight into the planning industry and the NSW planning system.

Caitlin Young

Student Planner

Currently studying a Bachelor of Planning at Macquarie University, Caitlin aims to broaden her knowledge of the New South Wales planning system and gain experience working with a diverse array of development types.

Emma Ziegenfusz

Senior Planner

Having graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of City Planning (Honours). Emma continues to gain valuable knowledge and insight into the planning industry along with a strong understanding of the NSW planning system.

Julie Barker

Administration Manager

Bringing an extensive administration background to the team, Julie ensures the smooth running of the office and provides executive support to Directors.

Charlotte Startari

Senior Planner

Charlotte has 4.5 years’ experience in private sector planning in New South Wales, having joined Planning Ingenuity in 2023. She has considerable experience on a broad spectrum of planning and environmental projects and is well versed in Part 4 and Part 5 approval pathways.

Carolyn King

Senior Planner

Carolyn has more than 20 years experience locally, interstate and overseas in local government planning and the private sector. Carolyn has experience with many development types including high rise residential, commercial and mixed use development.

Jonathan Joseph

Principal Planner

Having an architecture degree and a Masters of City Planning has allowed Jonathan to develop a strong understanding of the relationship between planning and design in Sydney.

Angelina Aversa-Morassut

Principal Planner

Angelina, has 20 year’s experience in statutory planning, project management and business improvement. She has extensive experience in the detailed assessment of development applications, modifications and reviews of determination and is passionate about business process improvement.

Griffin Kenworthy

Student Planner

Griffin is currently studying a Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) at the University of New South Wales, where he strives to develop his knowledge of the NSW Planning System through his work at Planning Ingenuity.

Lauren Bachir


With over 18 years of experience in both administration and accounting, Lauren assists with the day to day operations of the business and provides essential support to the team.

Jacob Lombardo

Student Planner

Working his way to completing a Bachelor of Planning at Western Sydney University, Jacob is continually learning about and gaining valuable knowledge of the planning industry whilst working at Planning Ingenuity.

Madison Hare


Madison assists with the daily administrative operations of the office and provides essential support to the team. She is currently completing her Cert. IV in Business Administration.

Consultant Town Planners