RLPP members

The Randwick Local Planning Panel consists of four (4) voting members:

  • Chair
  • Two (2) expert members
  • A community representative

Randwick Development Assessment Panel

The members for each meeting will be selected by the Chair from the pool of members  appointed to the RLPP. Here is a list of all members appointed to the RLPP, together with a brief overview of their  skills and experiences.

Chairs and alternates

Annelise Tuor (Chair)

Annelise has university degrees in both architecture and planning and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator. She was a Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of NSW for 14 years and has previously held senior positions at the Council of the City of Sydney. Annelise has also worked in various branches of the Department of Planning and began her career as an architect and then a planner in private enterprise. She has recently been appointed as the chair/alternate chair/expert member of a number of Local Planning Panels and as an alternate member of Sydney North District Panel. She is a member of the Independent Planning Commission and the NSW Coastal Council.

Annelise is committed to approaching problems in an unbiased and bipartisan manner; and ensuring that all decisions are made within the required legal framework.

Lindsay Fletcher (alternate chair)

Lindsay holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning and is a fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia with extensive experience in town planning, development assessment and public sector management. He has senior level management experience in both the public and private sectors, and has served for 10 years on multiple Sydney district and regional planning panels and the past 3 years on Local Planning Panels of 6 Sydney Councils.

Lindsay founded an environmental planning consultancy and has been called upon to provide expert evidence in Court, including numerous direct appointments by the Land and Environment Court as the Court’s Town Planning expert.

Geraldine Hoeben  (alternate chair)

Geraldine has been a barrister for over 30 years. As F/T Deputy Chair of the former NSW Commercial Tribunal (NSWCT) she presided over all commercial, consumer and fair trading matters in the state both in the capacity of first instance as well as on appeal. In that role she exercised jurisdiction as a District Court Judge (DCJ). Additionally, she also regulated all residential building in NSW under the Home Building Act and under that Act was responsible for the discipline of NSW licensed builders. Geraldine was also the F/T Foundation Senior Member of the former NSW Fair Trading Tribunal (FTT) and the P/T Foundation Judicial Member of the former NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal (NSWADT). She extended her expertise into the federal area when, as a full- time practising barrister in the early 2000’s, she was appointed as a P/T Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT). She continued to practise in the law until in 2015 when she was appointed as a F/T Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Geraldine is an accredited mediator and arbitrator and was a P/T NSW Supreme Court Costs Assessor for some 15 years. She holds a BA & Dip Ed from Sydney University, a Bachelor of Laws from the UNSW and a Masters’ Degree also from the UNSW. She is an experienced advocate and when practising, was a member of committees at the NSW Bar including that of mediation and costs. She is an accomplished speaker, has addressed numerous educational institutes, special interest and lobby groups as well as mentoring many young barristers and new statutory tribunal members.

Independent expert members

Jason Perica

Jason Perica brings nearly 30 years of expertise in planning matters, gained across local and state government and the private sector, including as Director of City Planning at the City of Sydney and Executive Director of Strategic Sites and Urban Renewal with the NSW Department of Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

He is currently Director of Perica and Associates Urban Planning Pty Ltd and sits on multiple planning panels and design review panels.

Jason has a keen understanding of the need for robust processes to ensure accountability, probity and transparency. He is committed to listening to the views of others and providing clear reasons for all decisions.

Kara Krason

Kara Krason has 25 years’ experience working as a planner in local government, private practice and property. She is the Director of planning consultancy Krason Planning Pty Limited which was established in 2005 to provide strategic planning advice and development assessment services focused on regional and state significant development. Kara is currently also employed part-time as the Manager Planning & Design at the University of Technology Sydney.

Kara holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons) degree and has experience in the areas of town planning, heritage, urban design, planning legislation, land economics, traffic, and public administration. She is currently a member of multiple planning panels.

Kara seeks to serve the community through the provision of technically based decision making in a fair and transparent forum.

Jan Murrell

Jan holds a Master’s Degree in Town and Country Planning and has over 40 years’ experience working as a town planner, including 12 years as a commissioner in the NSW Land and Environment Court (1998 to 2012). She has extensive senior level experience in local and state government, and since retiring from the court in 2012 she has been appointed to multiple independent planning panels.

Jan seeks to ensure integrity and transparency in the decision making process and to provide sound reasons for all decisions.

Oliver Klein

Oliver is a registered town planner with 25 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and is a member of both the Planning Institute of Australia and the UDIA. He is currently the director of _planning Pty Ltd, a planning consultancy that he founded in January 2017. He has extensive experience in all types of environmental impact and development assessment.

Oliver has a strong ethical and professional approach to work and seeks to bring a fair, independent and considered approach to the determination of development applications.

Heather Warton

Heather has over 30 years’ experience in Local and State Government, and before recently starting as a consultant at Georges River Council working on planning appeals, was the Director City Planning and Environment at Bayside Council.

She has high level expertise in development and environmental impact assessment and holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons 1), Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and a Horticulture Certificate. She is also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Heather is committed to considering the views of the applicant and objectors, and upholding a professional and objective approach to decision making.

Peter Romey

Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in heritage conservation and in architectural practice. He has worked in consultancy firms, government organisations and in heritage site management.  Peter is a former Partner of GML Heritage, Manager of Heritage at the City of Sydney, Director of Conservation and Infrastructure at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, and is now a Director of Romey.Knaggs Heritage, an independent heritage consultancy.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Architecture and is a full member of Australia ICOMOS.  He specialises in the assessment and management of heritage buildings and places and regularly appears at the Land and Environment Court as an expert witness. He is a member of the NSW Heritage Council Approvals Committee and is Vice Chair of AusHeritage.

Julie Savet Ward

Julie is a respected professional with over 30 years’ experience in planning, assessment, approvals and management of property, infrastructure and natural resources projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Master of Landscape Planning.

She sits on multiple planning panels for the state government and local governments. She has over 20 years' experience on company boards in the property, infrastructure and professional services sectors and is currently on the boards of SGS Economics and Planning, the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and Link Housing.

Julie has a collaborative working style and is committed to listening to all stakeholders. She takes a professional and ethical approach to all her roles and duties.

Deborah Laidlaw

Deborah Laidlaw is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia with over 35 years’ experience in town planning and environmental assessment gained within local and state government and private consultancy.

Deborah has extensive experience in statutory and strategic planning, including the resolution of complex land use planning and development issues involving urban design, environmental assessment/management, asset management, infrastructure development and port/marine planning.  She also has extensive experience in the Land and Environment Court, regularly appearing as expert witness and providing professional town planning advice in conciliation processes.  She is an Inner West Council nominated member on the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel and a member of a number of local planning panels.

Helen Lochhead

Helen has over 30 years’ experience working in planning, architecture, urban design and development. She is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, and formerly the Executive Director of Place Development for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority; Deputy Government Architect; and Executive Director, Sustainability at Sydney Olympic Park Central.  She has appointments to Sydney Planning Committee, NSW Heritage Council, Sutherland IHAP and the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission.

Kevin Hoffmann

Keven has over 50 years’ experience working in planning, architecture, urban design and heritage. Hi is a qualified Architect and Town Planner and is the current Chair of Ku-ring-gai, Inner West & Blue Mountains Local Planning Panels. He is a current expert member of Lane Cove Local Planning Panel and is an alternate community representative for Sydney Central Planning Panel representing Canada Bay Council. He was Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court (1994 to 2009) and was a member of IHAPs for various other Councils prior to the establishment of the local planning panel.

Brendan Randles

Brendan has over 30 years’ experience working in architecture and urban design. He is a qualified Architect and Urban Designer and is a current expert member for Wollongong and Bayside Councils’ Local Planning Panels. He is a chair/member of design review panel for Sutherland Shire, Georges River, Parramatta and Wollongong Councils, and is also a current lecture/tutor at UNSW.

Garth Paterson

Garth has over 30 years’ experience working in landscape architecture and urban design. He is a qualified Landscape Architect and Urban designer and is a current expert member for North Sydney Local Planning Panel, and a member of various state and local design review panels.

Community representatives

Kerri Hamer

Kerri has lived in central ward since 1983 and is an active member of the community. She has been a member of the local precinct committee since 1994 (holding positions of secretary, treasurer and chairperson). She has been involved in many local campaigns supporting the community’s need for open space, sustainable and appropriate development, local heritage, community building and engagement.

She has a background in education, counselling and holds a Masters in Applied Science (Social Ecology). Her book “Leading a Group” is a text used widely in University and TAFE Courses. Kerri values transparency, honesty, respect for all stake holders and community inclusion in decision making.

Mio Margarit Chow

Mio moved to Randwick (north ward) with her son and husband in 2011. Her teenage son currently attends a local high school. Prior to moving to Randwick, she had studied, worked and lived in the US, Austria, Germany and Hong Kong, where she had built a successful career in arts administration, her last position being the Director of Artistic Planning of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Well settled now with her family in Randwick, Mio is committed to contributing to the local community. Care of the environment and sustainable development are, among others, important concerns for her as a community member. She is familiar with the development application process, having carried out two extensive renovations and rebuilding of her residential homes in the past seven years.

Peter Ryan

Peter is committed to representing the needs of Randwick city residents. He resides in the south ward and has been an active resident in the Randwick local government area for over 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science, and is currently undertaking a Master of Environmental Management at UNSW Sydney. He is committed to sustainable environmental management, and in 2015 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to conservation and the environment of Malabar Headland. Peter has extensive experience in preparation and review of environmental impact assessments through his previous project work at Roads and Maritime Services and Sydney Water.

Michelle Finegan

Michelle resides in the west ward and is an active participant in Randwick City Council life. She is a member of multiple supporting clubs, community groups and school associations.  Michelle is a solicitor, currently working for the Thyne Reid Foundation.  Previously Michelle was a secondary school teacher.

Michelle has a deep understanding of the issues facing our local government area and is committed to supporting the Randwick community. She has a strong desire to see our community thrive.

Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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