SPONSOR: Desiree Houston-Jones, Executive Director - Planning Services -Economic Development Queensland
Emma is a Technical Director within the planning group of RPS based in Brisbane. She has nearly 20 years experience as a town planner mainly in the private sector and holds qualifications in both town planning and project management. She has worked in Brisbane, Mackay and Glasgow (Scotland). During her career Emma has worked on a range of projects including: inner-city renewal projects, large mixed use developments as well as retail, student accommodation, tourism, hospitality, residential and industrial projects. She has also been involved in developing approval strategies for a range of energy and infrastructure projects. Her background means she has a good understanding of the layers of legislation that effect development in Queensland and the ability to provide advice relating to approval requirements that sit outside the Sustainable Planning Act. Her current focus is in managing the approvals for a major greenfield development in south-east Queensland.