Ben is a Planning Manager with Jensen Bowers Group and holds a degree in Environmental Health from the University of Western Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New England and is a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia.
With over 20 years experience as an Environmental and Urban Planner, Ben is involved with the coordination and project management of State Significant Development and Development Applications; the provision of planning advice in the due diligence phase of client site acquisition processes and tenders; preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and planning reports to support Development Applications; expert testimony in QLD Planning & Environment and NSW Land & Environment Court appeal matters; and Independent assessment of significant development applications or applications relating to local or state authority projects.
Ben has a strong background in medium to high density residential development and also specialises in industrial land use planning, particularly within the food industry. Ben is regularly engaged to assist with the development aspirations of clients located throughout Australia who own and/or operate industries including abattoirs, milk and vegetable packaging operations and processed food manufacturing. In addition, Ben also has significant experience in the Hotel industry with respect to both planning and liquor licencing requirements.
Prior to joining the Jensen Bowers team, Ben has held a number of key positions within the private sector in NSW and QLD. Ben is experienced in mentoring and managing project teams in the delivery of client objectives and/or desired outcomes within budget. He also has the ability to build client and stakeholder trust and rapport through strong consultative and influencing skills.
Contact Ben T 3319 4914 M 0419 193 259 Email