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Chris Bain

Urban Planner
Profile             10 years experience in city planning and urban design
                    Experience in private and government sectors
                    Extensive experience in project management, human resource management
                    and community engagement / customer service
Education           Master of Business Administration (MBA), Royal Melbourne Institute of
                    Technology (part complete)
                    Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Queensland University of
                    Technology (QUT)
                    Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning (GDURP), QUT
                    Bachelor of Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning Major) (BBE), QUT
Experience       City Planning and Design
                    Temporary leader of Urban Renewal Brisbane program
                    Temporary leader of Neighbourhood Planning program
                    Team Leader of Urban Renewal Brisbane South
                    Project Director of:
                         Mater Hill Renewal Strategy
                         Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Renewal Strategy
                         South Brisbane Riverside Renewal Strategy
                         Eastern Corridor Renewal Strategy
                         Woolloongabba Centre Neighbourhood Plan
                         Bulimba District Neighbourhood Plan
                         Sherwood / Graceville Neighbourhood Plan
                    Project Manager of:
                         Kangaroo Point South Renewal Strategy
                         Pinkenba / Eagle Farm Neighbourhood Plan
                         Lutwyche Road Corridor Neighbourhood Plan
                         Rochedale Urban Community Local Plan
                         Caboolture ShirePlan amendments

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Experience   City Planning and Design continued
                Part of multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivery of:
                    Brisbane Local Growth Management Strategy, the principal strategic
                    planning document for Brisbane City
                    Caboolture ShirePlan, the principal strategic planning document for
                    Caboolture Shire, including the development of codified development
                    standards and the determination of the appropriate level of assessment
                    required for uses
                    Caboolture Local Growth Management Strategy, the principal strategic
                    planning document for Caboolture Shire
                Involvement in design focused urban renewal capital works including:
                    Main Street streetscape improvements, including the realignment of a key
                    intersection to create a catalyst renewal site and improve traffic efficiency
                    Russell Street streetscape improvements, including reclamation of road
                    space for pedestrian and cyclist connections
                    Logan Road streetscape improvements, including high street renewal and
                    installation of public art
                    Woolloongabba Centre streetscape improvement, including high street
                    renewal, the creation of shared vehicle / pedestrian space and the
                    installation of locally responsive public art
                    Raymond Park master plan, including renewal addressing interface, safety,
                    access and circulation issues to create a ‘central park’ for the surrounding
                Project manager of multiple development applications, both as developer
                representative and assessment manager, in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the
                Sunshine Coast
                    Master planned communities, including award winning Forest Ridge
                    Major extension to retail centres, including Macquarie Bank’s Bribie Island
                    shopping centre and Leda Holding’s Morayfield Shopping Centre
                    Major industrial developments, including Narangba Industrial Estate and
                    new Burpengary integrated industrial park
                    Multi-storey mixed use and residential developments
                Knowledge and experience of contemporary city planning issues, including inner
                City infill urban renewal, brownfield and greenfield master-planned development,
                transit oriented renewal, corridor renewal, airport / port – industrial area planning
             Project Management
                Prepared and implemented project plans for variety of city planning and design
                projects, including formulation and management of objectives, scope, time, cost,
                quality, risk and reporting / communications

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Experience   Project Management continued
                Managed city planning component of new, master-planned community with total
                value of $400million (Rochedale Urban Community)
                Commission and management of multiple, complex planning, design, transport
                and environment consultancies
                Extensive report writing experience, including development assessment reports,
                consultancy briefs, marketing and communications plans and briefing papers
                Extensive technical writing experience, including the development and review of
                a range of City-wide and local area codes and policies
                Extensive experience in liaison and negotiation with clients, management,
                Councillors and staff, including development facilitation for Urban Renewal
                Presentations to Chief Executive Officers, senior management, Lord Mayors, full
                Council, committee chairs and elected representatives
             Human Resource Management
                Recruited, trained and managed staff
                Directly supervised teams of city planning staff
                Supervised multi-disciplinary built environment teams
                Mentored corporate graduate program recruits
             Community Engagement and Customer Service
                Community engagement and consultation in a variety of forums, including first
                point of contact for a number of city planning and design projects, many of which
                were proposing significant community change
Employment   A / Executive Officer, Urban Renewal Brisbane, Brisbane Sep      2009;
             City Council                                            April 2010
                Manager of $4 billion Urban Renewal program
                Management of 10 staff
                Key liaison between developers, senior executives and
                elected representatives
             Senior Urban Planner (Band 7), Urban Renewal April 2009 -
             Brisbane, Brisbane City Council              Current
                Project Leader / Manager of 6 Renewal Strategies and
                Neighbourhood Plans
                Supervision of 4 full time urban planning staff
             A / Co-ordinator, Neighbourhood Planning Brisbane City March 2009
                Project Leader of 11 Neighbourhood Plans
                Supervision of 12 full time urban planning staff

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Employment   Principal Urban Planner (Band 7), Neighbourhood 2007 - 2009
             Planning Brisbane, Brisbane City Council
                Project Leader of Bulimba District and Sherwood / Graceville
                Neighbourhood Plans (incremental infill based growth)
                Project Management of Pinkenba / Eagle Farm (economic
                growth) and Lutwyche Road Corridor (urban renewal)
                Neighbourhood Plans
                Project Manager of Master Planning, Economic, Transport,
                Hazard and Risk and Health and Social Impact Assessment
                Project manager of extensive and award winning community
                engagement program
                Participation in related projects, including         Northshore
                Hamilton and Brisbane Airport Master Plans
                Participation in Neighbourhood Planning management and
                improvements program, including Program Control Group
                Budget development, monitoring and review
                Liaison with management, Councillors and community
                Presentations and briefings to Lord Mayor, Chief Executive
                Officer and Committee Chairs
                Direct supervision of 5 full time urban planning staff
                Supervision of a 10 person multi-disciplinary project team,
                including community development, transport, water resources
                and environmental planners
             Senior Urban Planner (Band 6), Greenfields Planning, 2006 - 2007
             Brisbane City Council
                Project Management of a Rochedale Urban Community
                (master-planned greenfield residential) Local Plan
                Public notification, consideration of submissions, 2          State
                Interest Review and adoption
                Partnership with key developers to deliver Rochedale to the
                High level negotiation with State agencies, in particular Main
                Roads and the Environmental Protection Agency
                Resolution of implementation issues, particularly in regard to
                infrastructure provision
                Management of $4 million per annum budget
             A/ Coordinator,       Strategic         Planning,   Moreton      Bay 2006
             Regional Council
                Management of the Strategic Planning program, including the
                finalization and implementation of the Caboolture ShirePlan

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Employment   Senior Strategic Planner, Moreton Bay Regional Council                 2004 - 2006
                Project management of Caboolture ShirePlan first round
                amendments, with a particular focus on improving the
                efficiency of the planning framework
                Key participation in the preparation of the Caboolture
                Development and review of planning Codes, including the
                Multiple Dwelling and Reconfiguring a Lot Codes
                Key participation in the Caboolture Local Growth
                Management Strategy, including the identification and
                planning for key residential growth areas
                Project management of the Bushfire Hazard and Landslide
                Consultant Studies
                Project management of the Caboolture Urban Planning Fees
                and Charges Review 2006-07, including a rigorous
                methodology focussed on benchmarking

             Strategic Planner, Moreton Bay Regional Council                        2003 - 2004
                Key participation in the preparation of the Caboolture
             Development Assessment                  Planner,   Moreton      Bay 2001 - 2003
             Regional Council
                Assessment of a variety of development applications, ranging
                from small lot housing and dual occupancies to 400+ lot
                subdivisions and multi-storey residential complexes
             Urban Planner, Urban Strategies                                        2000 - 2001
                Preparation of a variety of development applications on behalf
                of clients within Brisbane City and South East Queensland, in
                particular the Gold and Sunshine Coasts
Software        Geographical Information Systems, including iBIMAP and E-View
                Property Administration Databases, including GEAC, Properties on the Web and
                Info Master (PD Online)
                Suite of Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
                Microsoft Project
                Adobe InDesign
Courses         International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) certification
                Managing Property Developments (Urban Development Institute of Australia)
                Transit Oriented Development (University of Queensland)
                Various project management short courses
                Various planning law short courses

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Events     Planning Institute of Australia National Conference (Brisbane 2009)
           International Urban Design Conference (Gold Coast 2009)
           National Main Street Conference (Perth 2009)
           Local Government Information Technology Workshop (Adelaide 2005)
           Planning Institute of Australia State Conference (Cairns 2004)
           Planning Institute of Australia State Conference (Noosa 2003)
           Queensland Environmental Law State Conference (Gold Coast 2003)
Referees   Ms Rebecca Arnaud
           Executive Officer, Urban Renewal Brisbane, Brisbane City Council
           Urban Renewal Brisbane, Brisbane
           P: 0408 070 747
           Mr Shane Hackett
           Principal, Neighbourhood Planning and Urban Renewal, Brisbane City Council
           P: 07 3403 6099
           Mr Kerry Doss
           Manager, City Planning, Brisbane City Council
           P: 07 3403 4220

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