The ‘Delegate'(Ian Reynolds) appointed by the State Government to prepare a report for the Boundaries Commission regarding the amalgamation of Willoughby and North Sydney Councils has announced the date for the Public Hearings he will host. The date is 2 February either 1-5 PM or 7 – 10 PM at Rydges North Sydney.
If you wish to speak or attend a hearing you need to register by phoning 1300 813 020.
Written submissions on this issue are due by 5 PM Sunday 28 February 2016.
About Ian Reynolds
Ian established his own consulting firm in 2012, providing practical and incisive advice on urban planning and governance issues. He has held a range of Senior Executive and CEO roles in Government. He has in depth experience in urban planning, public infrastructure provision and financing, public policy development, project management, organisational development and leadership, corporate planning and government relations.
In 2009 he joined the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure where he had responsibility for housing and employment land supply, planning strategy development, demography, infrastructure levy policy and land acquisition for major public purposes.
Prior to this, in 2005, he was invited by the State Government to join the newly established Growth Centres Commission. He developed and implemented rapid planning processes to secure the rezoning of land, coupling the rezonings with detailed infrastructure planning and environmental approvals to facilitate subsequent development.
At Blacktown City Council, the largest local government authority in NSW, he was responsible for strategic planning (including major rezonings and the overhaul of statutory planning controls), corporate planning and reporting, budget and staff direction for the Council and organisational structure review and direction. He had oversight of land development activity and initiated a new asset management planning program for the Council.
Under his leadership, the Council was awarded the 2004 A.R. Bluett Award, acknowledging the pre-eminent performance of the Council across all its activities.
He fostered and maintained close working relations with the private sector and development community to provide the opportunity and scope for business growth in the City.